To become a textile mechanic you usually have to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship in Engineering, Engineering - Mechanical Trade or Engineering - TCF Mechanic. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. Ask your career adviser about the possibility of starting some of this training in school.
Textile mechanics are employed by weaving mills and manufacturers of clothing, knitting, textiles, footwear and carpet. The nature of a textile mechanic's job is changing with the introduction of computerised machinery.
With experience, and sometimes further training, textile mechanics may progress to technician, supervisory or quality control positions.