Learn the skills necessary to forge a career in fashion design. From making patterns, to amending them, to sewing at a professional level, this course will equip you with the basics you need to succeed in 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This course is superseded.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:
Produce professional patterns
Understand sewing techniques
Produce garments to a professional standard
Work through the whole design process
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A pathway to further study in fashion design
Credit toward a full qualification
Specialist skills that will help you launch your career in fashion design
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Attention to detail
Openness to learning
Access to a sewing machine and overlocker
Your own fabric and sewing kit
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: junior design room assistant and junior pattern making assistant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Make and Sew Professional Garments – Level 1 does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Statement of Attainment in Make and Sew Professional Garments – Level 1 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.
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