National code: MST30819

Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

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Overview About this course

Explore your fashion potential and pursue your creative talents in a course that has produced successful Australian fashion alumni. Learn the design, patternmaking and creative skills you need to make and sell your own garments. Work as a machinist in an alteration business, or as a fashion design assistant.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Construct garments and designs

  • Make patterns

  • Identify fabrics

  • Navigate basic (Computer Aided Design) CAD and ADOBE Creative Suite

  • Apply quality standards to garments

Course Outcomes

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

  • Design a garment: source fabric, make a basic pattern and cut and sew the garment

  • Research projects that include fashion design and trends

  • Basic patternmaking, fabric identification and cutting and sewing

  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

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.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

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

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

  • Drive to successfully complete the course

  • The desire to learn and use tools such as a sewing machine

  • A passion for creating and designing

  • Basic computer and research 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: Seamstress or tailor and Amateur textiles designer

Study pathways

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

Previous study 1 Course

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

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

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

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 III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 19 units of competency, including 4 core and 15 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.

  • Apply quality standards MSS402051

  • Work safely MSMWHS200

  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry MSTGN2013

  • 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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