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.
This course is superseded.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:
Construct garments and designs
Navigate basic (Computer Aided Design) CAD and ADOBE Creative Suite
Apply quality standards to garments
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The ability to design a garment: source fabric, make a basic pattern and cut and sew the garment
Creative inspiration from research into fashion design and trends
Basic patternmaking, fabric identification and cutting and sewing skills
Skills and knowledge to start your own business
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
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.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: seamstress or tailor and amateur textiles designer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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 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.
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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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