National code: MST60122

    Advanced Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Build on your skills in the fashion business or in product development and learn to manage the textile production process from start to finish. Get the chance to present your final collection of 10 pieces at your end-of-year show.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Negotiate and manage contracts

    • Research and carry out the commercial production of garment designs

    • Calculate cost estimates for textiles and clothing

    • Develop, manage and present design concepts according to briefs

    • Support sustainable practices in the industry

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally accredited qualification at advanced diploma level

    • The ability to manage the entire process of textile and clothing production

    • Experience networking with professionals in the fashion industry

    • The ability to use Gerber, Lectra, Adobe Creative Cloud and Clo3D with confidence

    • The skills to enter a management role in the industry or start your own business

    • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • Successful completion of the Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles, or equivalent, as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate, and

    • Previous work experience in apparel, fashion or textile design or production, as evidenced by your resume and a letter from your employer. Your resume and letter need to demonstrate the application of specialist creative, technical and/or management skills and knowledge.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • An interest in fashion and garment creation

    • A reasonable degree of physical fitness to complete machining tasks

    • A high level of computer skills to use design programs

    • The ability to budget for equipment, fabric and other consumables you need to complete your projects and create your garments

    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: junior product developer, manual/digital patternmaker, design room assistant, graphic designer for fashion, assistant production manager, production merchandiser/visual merchandiser, assistant fashion buyer and marketing assistant for fashion.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

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    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 units of competency, including 0 core and 10 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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