Certificate IV In Millinery


Certificate IV in Millinery

Course Code
Creative Industries
Study Area(s)
Fashion, Millinery
Course Length
Part-time(3 years)

Start Date(s): February 2022
End Date(s): 2 to 3 years from commencement of course
Days and Time: Part Time: Group 1 - Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Group 2 - Thursdays from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Course Overview

If you have creative flair and love fashion and art, a career in Millinery could be perfect for you!

Kangan Institute is the only training provider in Victoria registered to offer the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Millinery (MST40416) course. Our graduates consistently achieve high standards in local and national level competitions.

This exciting course has been designed to help students develop the skills required to perform a range of technical and operational tasks within the millinery field.

You will learn how to make hats and other headwear such as caps, berets, bonnets, fascinators and bridal headpieces.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (MSMENV272)30
MSMWHS200Work safely (MSMWHS200)30
MSS402051Apply quality standards (MSS402051)30
MSTFD4006Interact and network with fashion industry participants (MSTFD4006)80
MSTML2001Identify materials used in millinery (MSTML2001)40
MSTML2002Make flat patterns for millinery (MSTML2002)20
MSTML2007Block and shape millinery by hand (MSTML2007)60
MSTML2008Assemble simple blocked millinery components (MSTML2008)50
MSTML3004Identify performance and handling requirements of millinery materials (MSTML3004)30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MSTCL2016Trim headwear (MSTCL2016)40
MSTFD2006Use a sewing machine for fashion design (MSTFD2006)80
MSTGN3006Draw 3-D designs (MSTGN3006)60
MSTML2005Place and cut millinery patterns (MSTML2005)20
MSTML3001Make flat patterns from hat blocks (MSTML3001)40
MSTML3002Block and shape complex millinery (MSTML3002)80
MSTML3003Make millinery using patterns derived from hat block (MSTML3003)40
MSTML3005Assemble complex blocked millinery components (MSTML3005)60
MSTML4001Undertake specific millinery construction techniques (MSTML4001)90
MSTML4003Present and display millinery (MSTML4003)15
MSTML4004Manage millinery procurement and cost millinery products (MSTML4004)30
MSTML4005Undertake initial millinery consultation, subsequent fittings and finishing (MSTML4005)40
MSTML4006Sketch and prepare millinery fashion designs (MSTML4006)40
MSTML4007Make millinery patterns (MSTML4007)40
MSTML4008Undertake couture millinery (MSTML4008)90
MSTML4010Make couture trims (MSTML4010)40

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?

You will study the Certificate IV in Millinery and associated skills.

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

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# 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. 

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


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
1110 1110 $3.73 $0.75 $12.83

^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 2022. 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.

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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. Applications from mature-aged students are encouraged.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Cremorne campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment or self-employment as a Millinery Technician, performing a range of advanced skills in a small made-to-measure enterprise.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

This course is designed to hone your skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Couture millinery and trims
  • Advanced construction techniques
  • Costing
  • Design
  • Pattern making marketing and merchandising

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Millinery (MST40416). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Graduates can go onto study the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (MST50116).

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above. For further information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course complete an assessment to evaluate their Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.