Join prestigious fashion alumni including Nicky Zimmerman, Alex Perry and Dion Lee, and chase your dream of working in the fast-paced fashion industry. You’ll gain a range of skills that enable you to work with the design team in the planning, development and execution of ranges within the 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This course is superseded.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:
Design and create garments
Apply quality standards
Operate computer technology
Identify and select fabrics
Network with peers in the fashion industry
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The ability to design and draw garments and design a garment range
Skills to analyse consumer behaviour
Skills to source fabric and notions both locally and internationally
The ability to source a patternmaker and garment maker and negotiate production
Skills to coordinate a photoshoot and the confidence to create a marketing campaign to showcase and sell your concept
A pathway to a TAFE NSW Degree
High-level skills to advance your career in the fashion industry
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in the fashion industry including garment design and marketing
Motivation and dedication to complete the course Competent computer skills
The ability to purchase equipment, fabric and consumable items to complete projects
Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft and some knowledge of creative platforms such as the Adobe suite
Access to a computer outside of TAFE NSW
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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: Textiles and fashion merchandiser, Assistant buyer, Assistant production manager, Design developer , Design assistant, Assistant marketing manager, Junior PR manager 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 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business) does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business) 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 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 35 Units of competency, including 9 core and 26 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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