National code: MST60119

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Overview About this course

Build high-level skills and demonstrate your creative flair as you specialise in design, merchandising and product development in the commercial fashion industry.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Develop a fashion range

  • Apply studio processes to create and produce designs

  • Research design influences and sales statistics

  • Evaluate the commercial viability of designs

  • Manage production and patternmaking processes and costs

  • Develop organisational marketing objectives

Course outcomes

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

  • Join prestigious TAFE fashion alumni including Akiro Isogawa, Nicky Zimmerman, Alex Perry and Dion Lee

  • Real-world experience with fabric suppliers, trade shows and exhibitions

  • Skills in high-level garment production skills, including essential industry software Fashion Digital

  • Exceptional knowledge of the various stages of chain supply management, such as sourcing, buying and visual merchandising

  • Experience what it’s like to work as a product developer, patternmaker, production manager or fashion coordinator

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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

  • Successfully completed the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

  • An interest in the fashion industry including garment design and production

  • Intermediate computer skills

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Fashion designer, Leather goods designer, Patternmaker, Design room assistant, Graphic designer for fashion, Assistant production manager, Production merchandiser and Visual merchandiser

Study pathways

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The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising does not have any post-graduate courses.

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The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising does not have any related courses.

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 45 Units of competency, including 10 core and 35 speciality units.

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.

  • Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items MSTGN6001

  • Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines MSTFD5010

  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements MSTCL3001

  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants MSTFD4006

TAFE NSW services Facilities 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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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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