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Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Design and Product Development)

National Course Code: MST50116


The nationally recognised Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Design and Production Development) gives you the high-level skills to work across all stages of garment development and production. Find yourself in the fashion workroom and make your mark in this exciting industry.


Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • Calculate cost estimates for textile, clothing and footwear industry products
  • Develop and present design concepts
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable practices

Exciting electives may include:

  • Sketching and fashion illustration
  • Developing product specifications
  • Block construction using sizing systems
  • Analysing garment fit


Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Creative flair and drawing ability
  • Colour and design sense
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Time management


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level

Career opportunities:

  • Textiles and fashion merchandiser
  • Clothing patternmaker
  • Pattern cutter and grader
  • Assistant production manager


Tailor your fashion career with these further study options:

  • Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Manufacturing
  • Bachelor of Fashion Design with TAFE NSW Degrees


With designers like Billabong, Camilla and Marc, Dion Lee, Toni Maticevski, Zimmerman and Ellery, Australian has long been a fashion powerhouse. It is worth $21 billion and this qualification speaks to industry demand and trends such as innovative technologies, sustainable design principles and e-commerce.

This course is superseded.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.


This course is currently available at 3 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Full Time

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  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $5,750.00
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