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Offering Info

Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

  • National Course Code: MST20616
  • TAFE NSW code: MST20616-01V03-21NEW-553

Location – Newcastle

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

12 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology is a hands-on course for fashion design assistants and beginners in the evolving fashion industry. You will learn your craft in a simulated fashion studio environment and focus on mastering the basics of design, patternmaking and sewing.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course-work, you will learn:

  • To use a sewing machine and overlocker
  • Basic patternmaking and pattern modification
  • To use a pattern to cut fabric
  • To create a mood board
  • To draw fashion sketches
  • Assembling basic garments/bag or cushion

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Passion for the fashion industry including sustainability, garment design and production
  • An interest in fabrics and textiles
  • Desire to learn and follow instructions

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will give you:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate II qualification
  • A strong foundation to continue your studies in fashion design

GROW YOUR CAREER

Go on to further study with TAFE NSW:

  • MST30819 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
  • Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Career outcomes:

  • Indigenous Design Textile Printer
  • Fashion Design Assistant

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Sewing is a skill for life and handmade is in. As more people look to reduce fashion waste, there is increased demand for people who can create handcrafted garments and complete alterations.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol in this course now.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Interest in the fashion industry
  • Motivation to complete the course
  • Willingness to learn how to use a sewing a machine

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To complete all units of study, and successfully pass all assessment tasks.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 12 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks.

You may also be required to complete extra hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self paced research, practice, and assignment preparation. Complete sample garments, create and collate their own fabric library .



IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Have an interest in the fashion industry
  • Wish to learn entry level skills in sewing and embellishment techniques.

These routine and repetitive tasks are completed under direct supervision, students enrolling into this course are likely to have limited experience or knowledge in the fashion industry as this is an entry level pathway.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSS402051 Apply quality standards
MSTCL2011 Draw and interpret a basic sketch
Elective Units
Number Title
MSTCL1001 Produce a simple garment
MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic styles
MSTCL2017 Press work for production support
MSTCL2019 Sew components, complex tasks
MSTCL2020 Lay up and mark uncomplicated fabrics and lays
MSTCL3007 Embellish garment by hand or machine
MSTFD2001 Design and produce a simple garment
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design
MSTGN2013 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Fashion Design Assistant
Indigenous Design Textile Printer

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Newcastle
266 Maitland Road, Tighes Hill
Phone 131 601

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