Certificate III in Millinery

Certificate III in Millinery

Course Code
Study Area(s)
Fashion Design and Technology, Millinery
Course Length
Part-time night(2 years)

Start Date(s): March 2018
End Date(s): Dec 2019
Days and Time: Classes are held on Monday evenings.

Course Overview

Master the fundamentals of Millinery design and production and be inspired to shapy your passion into a gratifying career. The Certificate III in Millinery will provide you with the basic hands on skills and knowledge and our expert teachers will help you further hone your creativity, and you will have the opportunity to experiment with your own styles, fabrics and ideas.

From the Spring Racing Carnival, to a day at the beach, Millinery has experienced an unprecedented popularity in recent times and Kangan Institute has quickly gained a reputation as a Millinery training provider of choice with our graduates consistently achieving high standards in local and national-level competitions.


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How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

With expert guidance from our experienced and talented trainers, within this 2 year part time course, you will develop advanced skills such as:

• Drawing 3D designs
• Complex millinery construction (block, shape and assemble)
• Patternmaking
• Embellishments
• Composition of millinery materials and headwear maintenance

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2018 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2018 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2018: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
750 713 $2.75 $0.55 $12.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2018. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Richmond campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a milliner.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in…

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Millinery. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You will be able to apply for and undertake the Certificate IV in Millinery.

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply for this course you must complete an online application by clicking the 'Apply Here' tab above or for further information call our Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course has a mid-year intake and also a rolling enrolment.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to attend an information session and undertake a LLN assessment.