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Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising / Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Dual award
At a glance

At a glance

Elevate your fashion career with this advanced dual qualification. Gain the technical and creative skills to work as a senior fashion designer.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Senior Fashion Designer
  • Commercial Textile Designer
  • Dressmaker or Tailor
  • Machinist
  • Fashion Accessories Designer
  • Production Manager
  • CAD Operator
  • Fashion Retailer
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MST50119 / MST60119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising / Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Course overview

Course overview

Elevate your fashion career with this advanced dual qualification. Gain the technical and creative skills to work as a senior fashion designer. 

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

In this course you'll gain specialist knowledge across the fashion design process — from fabric identification to design creation, production, and marketing and sales. During your final semester you'll exhibit your range to industry representatives and potential employers at our prestigious graduate fashion parades. Graduates will also finish their studies with a comprehensive portfolio of work.

Successful completion of this course will give you the specialised knowledge and skills required to work as a senior fashion designer or commercial textile designer. 

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 35 elective units from the list below.

Please note that the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising has 35 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising units that are pre-requisites. You will only need to complete an extra 10 units under the pathway option to get the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200
Work safely
MSS402051
Apply quality standards
MSTCL3001
Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
MSTFD4006
Interact and network with fashion industry participants
MSTFD4023
Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
MSTFD5010
Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
MSTGN2013
Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
MSTGN2014
Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSTGN6001
Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items
MSTFD6002
Manage product development of fashion designs
MSTFD6002
Manage product development of fashion designs
MSTGN6001
Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items
MSTFD6001
Evaluate commercial viability of designs
MSTTD5007
Develop textile designs using computer-based design programs
MSTGN6003
Research and evaluate processes and products
MSTCL3007
Embellish garment by hand or machine
MSTCL3009
Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
MSTFD2005
Identify design process for fashion designs
MSTFD2006
Use a sewing machine for fashion design
MSTFD3004
Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
MSTFD4003
Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
MSTFD4010
Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
MSTFD4013
Grade 2-D patterns
MSTFD4014
Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
MSTFD4015
Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
MSTFD4016
Sew design prototypes
MSTFD4020
Use electronic fashion design tools
MSTFD4021
Drape fabrics to make patterns
MSTFD5002
Develop and test patterns for bras and swimwear
MSTFD5005
Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes
MSTFD5011
Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
MSTFD5012
Perform contour draping
MSTFD5018
Determine and specify advanced construction processes
MSTFD5019
Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations
MSTFD5021
Conduct digital patternmaking and grading
MSTFD5023
Develop marketing plans for fashion products
MSTFD5025
Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
MSTFD5027
Cost production of fashion and textile designs
MSTFD5029
Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
MSTFD6003
Manage fashion design process
MSTFD6005
Drape structured over-garments
MSTFD6006
Develop a fashion range
MSTFD6007
Implement specialised patternmaking technologies
MSTFD6008
Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production
MSTGN6007
Manage production processes
MSTTD6003
Develop a textile product range

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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

Payment options

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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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

International Students

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - View a list of all English Language tests 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.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources required

It is recommended that you 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 use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be required to have access to and bring to class a Sewing Kit. Details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation. The purchase of this kit may incur additional costs of up to $175.

Please note: all students must wear closed in shoes during classes, as all classes are held in simulated work environments.

Need to know

Please note that the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising has 35 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising units that are pre-requisites. You will only need to complete an extra 10 units under the pathway option to get the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland