Certificate IV in Millinery

National Code: MST40416
TAFE SA Code: TP01035


Learn the skills to become a qualified milliner with this certificate. Millinery is a creative course that covers design, blocking, patternmaking and illustration as well as a variety of finishing and trimming techniques.

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Up to 36 months 

Part Time

Hat Maker or Milliner Hat Maker or Milliner

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Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.

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    • Students will need to access industry specific machinery and major equipment while studying at TAFE SA Fashion Program.
    • Students are also required to provide their own equipment kit, consisting of basic sewing, patternmaking and design tools. An equipment kit list detailing the requirements and supplier information is provided to students by the TAFE SA Fashion Program.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Work as a Milliner in the fashion or theatre industry.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Millinery (MST40416)
    This course teaches students to understand and apply knowledge to the selection and application of a wide range of Millinery materials. This course would suit students who are wanting to learn Millinery as well as wanting to upskill or gain recognition for existing Millinery skills. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 16 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply quality standards 30
    Assemble simple blocked millinery components 50
    Block and shape millinery by hand 60
    Identify materials used in millinery 40
    Identify performance and handling requirements of millinery materials 30
    Interact and network with fashion industry participants 80
    Make flat patterns for millinery 20
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Work safely 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply millinery sewing and adhesion techniques 30
    Assemble complex blocked millinery components 60
    Block and shape complex millinery 80
    Make flat patterns from hat blocks 40
    Make millinery using patterns derived from hat block 40
    Make millinery with flat pattern components 20
    Manage millinery procurement and cost millinery products 30
    Modify millinery blocks to make new shapes 40
    Place and cut millinery patterns 20
    Present and display millinery 15
    Produce and attach millinery trims 30
    Sketch and prepare millinery fashion designs 40
    Undertake couture millinery 90
    Undertake initial millinery consultation, subsequent fittings and finishing 40
    Undertake specific millinery construction techniques 90
    Work in the TCF industry 40
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