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Overview

Introduction to Sewing

The Introduction to Sewing Course is delivered to people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and others in the community who are interested in learning sewing skills in a unique and supportive learning space. You will learn the fundamentals of sewing with an electric machine, sewing and alteration techniques. You will also develop an understanding of fabric types and their uses. English language skill development is embedded in the course and you will learn how to follow simple verbal and written directions. The course is suited for learners interested in pursuing further training and employment in this area.

Delivery

Course Structure

Classes are conducted in a safe and supported learning environment. Learning is informal and activity based.
Topics include:
• Workplace health and safety
• safe handling and use of equipment
• identify and name parts of sewing machine and associated equipment
• confidently thread and use a sewing machine, including changing of feet, bobbin
• basic maintenance of sewing machine – removing caught threads, adjusting tension, replacing lightglobe.
• plan a simple project, which requires design, cutting, sewing and decorating
• recognise suitable types of fabric and requisites for various projects
• cutting, pinning, and securing techniques
• follow a simple pattern, and understanding marking instructions
• demonstrate basic techniques eg. straight, zig zag, buttonhole stitch, reverse, neatening, maybe zips
• Reuse and make simple adjustments to existing garments- eg. shortening , hemming, darts, reshaping, facing raw edges
• Create new garments, soft furnishings etc from donated fabrics
• To assist and support each other and develop cross cultural awareness in a spirit of fun and creativity

Start Date: We are currently accepting Expressions of Interest for our next course commencement date.

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(03) 5246 9600
training@diversitat.org.au

 

Important

Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, any possible job titles above have been included as a guide only. Completing a qualification does not guarantee a license by an industry regulator within the course jurisdiction. There are no guaranteed employment or qualification outcomes in the VET sector.

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study OptionTuition CostAmenitiesMaterialsResourcesOtherTotal Fee

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