Certificate IV in Millinery

Certificate IV in Millinery

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

Start Date(s): February 2020
End Date(s): December 2023
Days and Time: One evening a week
5.30pm - 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
MSMWHS200Work safely30
MSTFD4006Interact and network with fashion industry participants80
MSTML2001Identify materials used in millinery40
MSTML2002Make flat patterns for millinery20
MSTML2007Block and shape millinery by hand60
MSTML2008Assemble simple blocked millinery components50
MSTML3004Identify performance and handling requirements of millinery materials30


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices30
MSS402051Apply quality standards30
MSTCL2016Trim headwear40
MSTGN3002Organise and plan own work to achieve planned outcomes30
MSTGN3006Draw 3-D designs60
MSTML3001Make flat patterns from hat blocks40
MSTML3002Block and shape complex millinery80
MSTML3003Make millinery using patterns derived from hat block40
MSTML3005Assemble complex blocked millinery components60
MSTML4001Undertake specific millinery construction techniques90
MSTML4003Present and display millinery15
MSTML4004Manage millinery procurement and cost millinery products30
MSTML4005Undertake initial millinery consultation, subsequent fittings and finishing40
MSTML4006Sketch and prepare millinery fashion designs40
MSTML4007Make millinery patterns40
MSTML4008Undertake couture millinery90
MSTML4010Make couture trims40

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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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 2019 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
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
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. 

2019 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 2019: $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
1110 1110 $3.50 $0.70 $12.65

^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 2019. 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. Applications from mature-aged students are encouraged.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Richmond 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
• Patternmaking 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.