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This course is superseded.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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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.
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
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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