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Bringing New Blood into the TCF Sector

The TFIA Performance & Procurement Cluster Support an exciting new GTO project

“Our ‘young’ machinists are 45!”

‘Cutters’ are like hens teeth!”


A fully funded apprenticeship and traineeship program is now available to Queensland businesses. This means that businesses based in Queensland will have the opportunity to build skills and capacity within their own company and the TCF industry without having to take on the traditional commitment that goes along with a trainee.


Many other industries reap the benefits of the apprenticeship and trainee structure e.g. hospitality, construction, mining etc. Here is the perfect opportunity for the TCF sector to do the same.


Career Keys, the TFIA Performance & Procurement Cluster, TCF Connect and Creative Industries Skills Council (QLD) are working together to bring these new flexible and SME friendly opportunities businesses.


Career Keys is able to deliver on or off-site training for both Clothing Production and Digitising and Computerised Embroidery to Certificate III and are experts at tailoring training to meet the needs of industry both now and into the future.


To access this trainee program each business must have a certified supervisor for their trainee, no matter how many years experience a potential supervisor may have it needs to be official. Creative Industries Skills Council (QLD) has stepped in to help source some funding through the Strategic Investment Fund to make this happen.


Businesses can now access 70% Subsidised training for current workers.

To access subsidised training businesses must register any owners and /or employees by July 31st 2013 and the training must be completed by December 31st 2013. Subsidised places are limited and will be offered on a first in first served basis.


NOTE: SIF funding subsidies are available to Queensland residents only.

Please download the application form below and contact Meriel Chamberlin or Bryan Doyle for more information.


Meriel Chamberlin, TFIA Performance & Procurement Cluster Leader:

Bryan Doyle, Career Keys and Australian College of Computer Embroidery and Textile Technologies:


Sarah conners,
28 May 2013 23:59