National code: MST50122

    Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles (Business)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Master the art of fashion business and gain skills in consumer analysis, marketing, social media and global supply chains. Learn to plan, develop and release fashion collections with industry-leading training from our experienced fashion team.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

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

    • Develop and present design concepts according to project briefs

    • Use technology to develop design concepts

    • Work with local and international supply chains

    • Market textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) via social media

    • Conduct consumer analysis and buyer behaviour

    • Network with professionals in the fashion industry

    Course outcomes

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

    • A nationally accredited Diploma level qualification

    • The skills to analyse consumer buying behaviour

    • The ability to source fabric and notions both locally and internationally

    • The confidence to create a marketing campaign to showcase and sell your concept

    • High-level skills to advance your career in the fashion industry

    • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • Successful completion of the Certificate III in Apparel, Fashion and Textiles as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate OR

    • Successful completion of the Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology (MST30819) as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate

    Entry recommendations

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

    • An interest in the fashion and business industry including marketing

    • Access to the internet and a computer to complete research for projects and private study

    • The resources to purchase equipment, fabric and consumable items to complete your course projects. The cost of items and materials will vary depending on the number of garments you create, the materials you choose and may vary from campus to campus.

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: assistant designer, assistant buyer, assistant production manager, marketing assistant and junior PR manager.

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study1 Course

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

    Further study1 Course

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study2 Courses

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles (Business) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 25 units of competency, including 9 core and 16 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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 present design concepts in response to a briefMSTAT5001

    • Source materials and resources for production of TCF designsMSTFD4022

    • Cost production of fashion and textile designsMSTFD5027

    • Support sustainable practice in apparel and textile design and productionMSTGN3018

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • 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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