Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production

Job roles/employment outcomes

The Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production covers occupations such as those in technical support or production management roles within the textiles industry, with functions such as product design assistance, computer aided design and manufacturing technologies, colour coordination, production planning, quality control, technical support and problem solving. This qualification also covers a broad range of skilled applications, including evaluation and analysis of current practices, development of new criteria and procedures for performing current practice and provision of leadership and guidance to others.

This qualification is typically used to develop skill and knowledge in the application of specialised technical and management skills within textile production enterprises.


To be awarded the Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production, competency must be achieved in twenty-five (25) units of competency.

Eleven (11) core units of competency

Fourteen (14) elective units of competency as specified below.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been noted, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all eleven (11) units from this list

Unit code

Unit title

add topic LMTGN2003B

Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

add topic LMTGN3002B

Organise and plan own work to achieve planned outcomes

add topic LMTGN4010A

Implement and monitor OH&S in the workplace

add topic LMTGN4011A

Coordinate quality system and procedures

add topic LMTGN4013A

Manage technical processes

add topic LMTTX2001B

Identify fibres, yarns and textile materials and their uses in textile production

add topic LMTTX3001B

Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics

add topic LMTTX4001A

Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications

add topic LMTTX4002A

Understand and apply textile science

add topic LMTTX4003A

Perform routine textile testing and analyse results

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Select fourteen (14) units as specified below.

A minimum of four (4) units must be selected from Group A

A maximum of four (4) units may be selected from Group B

A maximum of four (4) units may be selected from Group D

A maximum of four (4) units may be selected from Group E

The remainder must be selected from Groups A and C.

NOTE: Competitive Manufacturing Training Package units, identified in Group D as MSACM coded units, should be selected on the basis of work requirements. Those at Certificate II level (units in the 200 series) are appropriate for operators. MSACM units for those in Certificate III level positions such as team leaders should be selected from both the 200 series and the 400 series.


Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMTGN4001A

Coordinate or set up machine/s for product change

add topic LMTGN4002A

Participate in product engineering

add topic LMTGN4003A

Install and commission process and machine control programs

add topic LMTGN4005A

Plan and implement production within a work area

add topic LMTGN4006A

Evaluate equipment and systems

add topic LMTGN4008A

Analyse product and determine machine settings

add topic LMTGN4009A

Set and modify machines for product change

add topic LMTGN4012A

Fabricate or machine tooling

add topic LMTGN4014A

Design production tooling

add topic LMTGN4016A

Contribute to the development of products or processes

add topic LMTTX4004A

Select dyes and develop dye specification and recipe for production

add topic LMTTX4005A

Undertake textile colouration and finishing

add topic LMTTX4002A


Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMTCL2001B

Use a sewing machine

add topic LMTGN2009B

Operate computing technology in a Textile Clothing and Footwear workplace

add topic LMTGN3001B

Control production in a section of a Textile Clothing and Footwear enterprise

add topic LMTGN3005B

Plan tasks to assist production operations

add topic LMTGN3006B

Take responsibility for visitors and new employees

add topic LMTGN3009B

Supervise operations in a textiles, clothing and footwear enterprise

add topic LMTLG2006A

Identify materials used in leather goods production

add topic LMTLG3001A

Make a prototype

add topic LMTTF2001A

Despatch products

add topic LMTTF2003A

Package and handle products for despatch

add topic LMTTF2004A

Add reinforcements and attachments

add topic LMTTF2005A

Translate information into measurements or diagrams

add topic LMTTF2006A

Measure and scale geometric shapes

add topic LMTTF2005A

add topic LMTTF2007A

Produce patterns for 2D products

add topic LMTTF2008A

Use adhesives

add topic LMTTF2009A

Identify and select canvas and sail materials

add topic LMTTF2010A

Lay out and mark out canvas or sail materials

add topic LMTTF2011A

Cut and shape canvas or sail materials

add topic LMTTF2012A

Stitch by hand

add topic LMTTF2013A

Waterproof canvas product

add topic LMTTF2014A

Weld plastic materials

add topic LMTTF2016A

Install products on and off-site

add topic LMTTF2017A

Cut, bend and shape metal

add topic LMTTF2018A

Use canvas and sail production tools

add topic LMTTF2019A

Inspect canvas or sail product

add topic LMTTF3001A

Identify customer requirements (on site)

add topic LMTTF3002A

Gain customer acceptance of service proposal

add topic LMTTF3003A

Produce patterns for 3D products

add topic LMTTF2007A

add topic LMTTF3004A

Perform advanced welding of plastic materials

add topic LMTTF2014A

add topic LMTTF3005A

Apply lofting skills to sail making

add topic LMTTF3006A

Cut and join sail panels

add topic LMTTN2001B

Set up and operate a dry laid web forming machine

add topic LMTTN2002B

Set up and operate a spun bond web forming machine

add topic LMTTN2003B

Use basic recognition techniques to identify technical and nonwoven textiles

add topic LMTTN2004B

Undertake web bonding processes

add topic LMTTN2005B

Undertake web conversion and finishing

add topic LMTTN2006B

Identify purpose and performance outcomes of technical textile product

add topic LMTTN2003B

add topic LMTTN2007B

Conduct technical textile mechanical finishing processes

add topic LMTTN2008B

Conduct heat setting on technical textiles

add topic LMTTN2009B

Apply surface coating to technical textiles

add topic LMTTN2010B

Apply laminations and fusible interlinings to technical textiles

add topic LMTTN2011B

Undertake fibre blending and feeding for nonwoven technical production processes

add topic LMTTX2002B

Prepare yarn for textile manufacturing

add topic LMTTX2003B

Perform spinning operations

add topic LMTTX2004B

Perform tufting operations

add topic LMTTX2005B

Perform creeling operations

add topic LMTTX2006B

Operate a weaving loom

add topic LMTTX2007B

Perform knitting operations

add topic LMTTX2008B

Apply finishing processes to textile production

add topic LMTTX2009B

Weigh and check textile materials and products

add topic LMTTX2010B

Load and operate dyeing equipment

add topic LMTTX2011B

Repair textile product

add topic LMTTX2012B

Perform industrial sewing on textile products

add topic LMTTX2013B

Conduct packaging or folding for textile production

add topic LMTTX2014B

Use specialised machinery to assist textile production

add topic LMTTX2015B

Handle and prepare chemicals, dyes and other substances used in textile production

add topic LMTTX2016B

Perform knotting for weaving operations

add topic LMTTX2017B

Access and use information resources for textile production operations

add topic LMTTX2018B

Restart machine after stoppage

add topic LMTTX2019B

Undertake carding operations

add topic LMTTX3002B

Contribute to textile production process improvements

add topic LMTGN2002B

add topic LMTTX3004B

Set up textile production machines for product change

add topic LMTTX3005B

Organise and interpret tests

add topic LMTTX3006B

Ensure efficient operation of textile machines

add topic LMTTX3007B

Prepare dyes for textile production

add topic LMTTX3008B

Select raw materials

add topic LMTTX3009B

Operate in a complex textile production environment

add topic LMTTX3010B

Monitor textile production processes

add topic LMTTX3011A

Set up, adjust and maintain circular knitting machines

add topic LMTTX3012A

Set up, adjust and maintain flat knitting machines

add topic LMTTX3013A

Set up and adjust spinning machines

add topic LMTTX3014A

Set up, adjust and maintain carding machines

add topic LMTTX3001B

add topic LMTTX3015A

Set up, adjust and maintain tufting machines

add topic LMTTX4002A

add topic LMTTX3016A

Set up, adjust and maintain domestic sewing machines

add topic LMTTX3017A

Set up, adjust and maintain industrial sewing machines

add topic LMTTX3018A

Undertake electronic fault finding on textile machinery

add topic LMTTX3019A

Identify and correct mechanical faults in loom and other weaving equipment

add topic LMTTX3020A

Identify and correct weaving process faults

add topic LMTTX3021A

Apply knowledge of weaving processes to production requirements

add topic LMTTX3022A

Set up and operate weaving loom for production


Unit code

Unit title


add topic MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM12024A

Perform computations

add topic MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

add topic MEM14004A

Plan to undertake a routine task

add topic MEM14005A

Plan a complete activity

add topic MEM17003A

Assist in the provision of on the job training

add topic PMASUP420B

Minimise environmental impact of process


Unit code

Unit title


add topic MSS402010A

Manage the impact of change on own work

add topic MSS403010A

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

add topic MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

add topic MSS402002A

Sustain process improvements

add topic MSS403001A

Implement competitive systems and practices

add topic MSS403002A

Ensure process improvements are sustained

add topic MSS402020A

Apply quick changeover procedures

add topic MSS402021A

Apply Just in Time procedures

add topic MSS402030A

Apply cost factors to work practices

add topic MSS402031A

Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements

add topic MSS402040A

Apply 5S procedures

add topic MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

add topic MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

add topic MSS402061A

Use SCADA systems in operations

add topic MSACMT270A

Use sustainable energy practices

add topic MSS402080A

Undertake root cause analysis

add topic MSS402081A

Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSS403021A

Facilitate a Just in Time system

add topic MSS403030A

Improve cost factors in work practices

add topic MSS403032A

Analyse manual handling processes

add topic MSS403040A

Facilitate and improve implementation of 5S

add topic MSS404050A

Undertake process capability improvements

add topic MSS404052A

add topic MSS403051A

Mistake proof an operational process

add topic MSS404052A

Apply statistics to operational processes

add topic MSS404060A

Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

add topic MSS402060A

add topic MSS404061A

Facilitate the use of SCADA systems in a team or work area

add topic MSS404081A

Undertake proactive maintenance analyses

add topic MSS404082A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Other Textile Technology and Production units that are available at Certificates IV (maximum 4) or V (maximum 1)

Other TCF Training Package units that are available at Certificates III (maximum 1), IV (maximum 4) and V (maximum 1)

Units from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses at Certificates III (maximum 1), IV (maximum 4) and V (maximum 1)


    Pathways into the qualification

    Direct entry into this qualification requires completion of a total of twenty-five (25) units of competency according to the rules described below.

    Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMT30107 Certificate III in Textile Production, LMT30407 Textile Fabrication, LMT31807 Technical Textiles and Non-wovens or achieved equivalent industry experience.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include LMT50407 Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management, MSA51108 Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing or other relevant manufacturing qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Employability Skills


Employability Skills Summary - Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the textile technology and production industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


complete workplace documentation and records

use communication technologies efficiently

develop work instructions, specifications and procedures for production

demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from nesb

communicate with all team members

demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with clients

use most appropriate communication method given priority, cost and customer facilities

access, interpret and apply technical information

interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications

interpret production data


work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion

liaise with and provide support to other team members

work as part of a team

identify and manage performance required to meet customer needs in own work and team

manage technical processes and provide problem solving support to others

participate in sustainability improvements


investigate problem causes

identify, rectify or report potential difficulties associated with manufacture of products or provision of services

identify and act on environmental hazards

use material and process knowledge to solve problems

identify hazards and implement control measures

determine production requirements

apply information on textile sciences to determine solutions to production or design problems

conduct tests and analyse results to determine and assess production requirements

Initiative and enterprise

seek feedback on products, processes and procedures

gather and analyse information and apply to production processes

record information on the quality and other indicators of products

determine types and quantities of materials required for manufacture

support achievement of efficient production processes

determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving

identify opportunities for improvements to environmental performance

Planning and organising

identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures

demonstrate time management skills

source and prepare materials and resources for production

identify and rectify stock shortages in advance

sequence work to maximise safety and productivity

interpret production requirements for textile designs


interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations

keep the work area clean and tidy at all times

monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues

monitor use of resources

understand own work activities

manage own time to meet deadlines

implement workplace procedures and instructions


implement learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified production requirements

assess competencies in meeting job requirements

be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills

identify own training needs and seek skill development if required

learn about sustainability developments relating to work practice

gather feedback to own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice


ensure textile production equipment is operated and maintained efficiently and according to workplace standards

use computer software applications effectively

work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

help others use textile technology efficiently and safely

use testing technology