National code: MST20616

Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

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Overview About this course

Make a statement as a design assistant in the vibrant world of fashion. Learn entry-level design, patternmaking and sewing skills as you explore your creative talent in upcycling and repurposing garments.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design garments, bags or cushions, make patterns, source fabrics, and cut and sew

  • Use a sewing machine and overlocker

  • Complete basic patternmaking and pattern modification

  • Use a pattern to cut fabric

  • Create a mood board

  • Draw fashion sketches

Course Outcomes

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

  • Skills to produce a garment from design to completion

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies in fashion design

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:

  • An interest in the fashion industry and motivation to further your knowledge

  • A willingness to learn how to use a sewing a machine

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: Indigenous design textile printer and Fashion design assistant

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology 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 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 9 Units of competency, including 4 core and 5 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.

  • Draw and interpret a basic sketch MSTCL2011

  • Apply quality standards MSS402051

  • Work safely MSMWHS200

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272

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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