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Fashion your own global career

Learn how to take a garment from concept through to production from illustration, computer aided pattern making, sewing, made to measure, draping, embellishment and finishing. You’ll also explore influences on contemporary design as well as marketing and merchandising techniques for fashion products. You’ll learn in a simulated workroom using industrial sewing machines and cutting edge equipment. The course culminates in a prestigious fashion parade where you’ll showcase your collection. You’ll graduate with an extensive portfolio to give you a great head start in the job market. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Mooloolaba, Mt Gravatt

Key dates and info

DURATION

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How to enrol

Sze Yuen (Ruby) Luk

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology

Some of my family members had studied in Australia when they were young so after starting my studies at university in Hong Kong I decided to continue them in Australia. I chose TAFE Queensland because it has a good reputation and the fees are affordable. My dream is to be a fashion designer and at TAFE Queensland I’ve learnt lots of practical skills that will help me in my future career.

Sze Yuen (Ruby) Luk
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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Natalie, Diploma of Fitness

Natalie followed her passion for travel and fitness all the way from Sweden to the East Coast of Australia. She's already started working in the industry as a group exercise leader and is taking a learn-to-surf class as part of her studies.



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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland East Coast

CRICOS 02004B | RTO 0418

094570K Mooloolaba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
29/01/2019

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

094606C Mt Gravatt Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Mooloolaba
34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557

Mt Gravatt
1030 Cavendish Road
Mt. Gravatt QLD 4122

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

TAFE Queensland East Coast:

Sewing Kit: Students will be required to purchase this kit at a cost of $150.00, further details will be provided at Orientation.

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

Students will be required to purchase materials, a sewing kit and a design kit at a cost of approximately $500.00 (not included in program fees)

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Important Information

TAFE Queensland Brisbane:

Graduate students have the opportunity to exhibit their garments in a professional fashion show, attend industry events and apply for self-funded overseas study tours.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 35 units:
Core Competencies: 9
Elective Competencies: 26

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Semester 1 Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTGN2009 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace Core
MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry Core
MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSS402051 Apply quality standards Core
MSMWHS200 Work safely Core
MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs Elective
MSTFD3004 Draw a trade drawing for fashion design Elective
MSTFD4020 Use electronic fashion design tools Elective
MSTTD5004 Design and produce experimental textiles Elective
MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic styles Elective
MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles Elective
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design Elective
Semester 2 Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTFD4004 Calculate cost estimates for fashion products Core
MSTFD4006 Interact and network with fashion industry participants Core
MSTFD4003 Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts Elective
MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques Elective
MSTFD5011 Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation Elective
MSTFD5005 Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes Elective
MSTFD4013 Grade 2-D patterns Elective
MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles Elective
MSTFD4021 Drape fabrics to make patterns Elective
MSTFD4016 Sew design prototypes Elective
Semester 3 Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTFD5010 Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines Core
MSTFD5004 Develop marketing plans for fashion products Elective
MSTTD5007 Develop textile designs using computer-based design programs Elective
MSTFD5007 Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs Elective
MSTFD5009 Cost production of fashion or textile designs Elective
MSTFD5020 Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices Elective
MSTFD5002 Develop and test patterns for bras and swimwear Elective
MSTFD5018 Determine and specify advanced construction processes Elective
MSTFD5021 Conduct digital patternmaking and grading Elective
MSTFD5012 Perform contour draping Elective
MSTFD4015 Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications Elective
MSTFD5019 Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations Elective

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Semester 1 Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTGN2009 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSMWHS200 Work safely Core
MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements Core
MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs Elective
MSTFD3004 Draw a trade drawing for fashion design Elective
MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic styles Elective
MSS402051 Apply quality standards Elective
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design Elective
MSTFD4020 Use electronic fashion design tools Elective
MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles Elective
MSTFD5005 Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes Elective
Semester 2 Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry Core
MSTFD5020 Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices Core
MSTFD4006 Interact and network with fashion industry participants Core
MSTFD4004 Calculate cost estimates for fashion products Core
MSTFD4003 Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts Elective
MSTFD5011 Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation Elective
MSTFD4021 Drape fabrics to make patterns Elective
MSTFD4013 Grade 2-D patterns Elective
MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles Elective
MSTFD4016 Sew design prototypes Elective
MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques Elective
Semester 3 Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTFD5010 Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines Core
MSTFD5001 Design bras and swimwear Elective
MSTTD5007 Develop textile designs using computer-based design programs Elective
MSTFD5021 Conduct digital patternmaking and grading Elective
MSTFD5012 Perform contour draping Elective
MSTFD5019 Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations Elective
MSTFD4015 Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications Elective
MSTFD5018 Determine and specify advanced construction processes Elective
MSTFD5007 Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs Elective
MSTFD5004 Develop marketing plans for fashion products Elective
MSTFD5009 Cost production of fashion or textile designs Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g.  partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Mooloolaba, East Coast $20,000 1 Year 6 Months
Mt Gravatt, Brisbane $20,000 1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Sewing Kit: Students are required to purchase a Sewing kit for a total cost of approximately AUD$150.00 (this cost is not included in the course fees).

Outcome

MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Job prospects

  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Machinist
  • Fashion Stylist
  • CAD Operator
  • Apparel Cutter
  • Fashion Designer
  • Production Manager (Manufacturing)
  • Dressmaker or Tailor
  • Assistant pattern maker
  • Retail Assistant/Salesperson
  • Manager/Assistant Manager

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Sze Yuen (Ruby) Luk

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology

Some of my family members had studied in Australia when they were young so after starting my studies at university in Hong Kong I decided to continue them in Australia. I chose TAFE Queensland because it has a good reputation and the fees are affordable. My dream is to be a fashion designer and at TAFE Queensland I’ve learnt lots of practical skills that will help me in my future career.

Sze Yuen (Ruby) Luk
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

Read the student rules and refund policy.

Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 21 March 2017

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