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MST30819

Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Get a start on your fashion career with this entry-level qualification that will qualify you to work as an assistant designer or equip you to undertake further studies.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Mt Gravatt Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus TAFE at School
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$2,775
Subsidised
$3,725
Full Fee
$8,155
TAFE at School Full Fee
$8,495
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Course overview

Make a start on your fashion career with this entry-level course. You will graduate with a portfolio of work and be qualified to work as an assistant designer.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as fashion, industrial and jewellery designers grew very strongly over the past five years. Growth in the sector is expected to remain steady with around 4,000 job openings expected in the next five years.

This course will give you the skills you need to draw and interpret basic sketches, modify patterns to create basic styles, identify fibres, fabrics and textiles, and use electronic fashion design tools. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to prepare you for a career in fashion.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a fashion design assistant. It will also give you the core skills needed to undertake further study in this field.

What can I do?

  • Fashion Design Assistant
  • Dressmaker

Course outcome:

MST30819 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Industry-standard facilities

Our custom-built fashion facilities include multiple learning spaces designed to encourage hands-on, collaborative work. Students have access to a lab fitted out with various industrial sewing machines, irons and cutting tables. Pattern making studios and lecture rooms feature both communal tables and individual cubicles where students will have access to the latest digital design software.

Upgrade your qualification

Take your studies further. Successful completion of this course will see you graduate with a portfolio of garment samples and the opportunity to transition straight into second semester of the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. This will enable you to commence your diploma-to-degree pathway option.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 15 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSMENV272
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMENV272
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area.
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  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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  • MSMWHS200
    Work safely
    UNIT CODE :
    MSMWHS200
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others. The unit of competency covers identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing risk and following safety procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision.
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  • Work safely

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  • MSS402051
    Apply quality standards
    UNIT CODE :
    MSS402051
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply quality standards to work operations in an organisation. The unit is designed to complement competitive systems and practices units. This unit applies to an individual who is expected to take responsibility for the quality of their own work, and to take actions specified in the procedures and within the scope of their job and authority to ensure that quality standards are met.
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  • Apply quality standards

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  • MSTGN2013
    Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
    UNIT CODE :
    MSTGN2013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify fibres, yarns, fabrics and textile materials and how they are used in the construction of garments and accessories and in textile production processes.
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  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $2,775
  • Subsidised: $3,725
  • Full fee: $8,155
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
8 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $8,495
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $2,775
  • Subsidised: $3,725
  • Full fee: $8,155
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
8 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $8,495

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Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology (MST30819)

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Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

COURSE CODE: MST30819
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

You will be provided with a sewing kit. This incurs a non-refundable fee of $150 that must be paid at time of enrolment.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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