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Offering Info

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

  • National Course Code: MST50116
  • TAFE NSW code: MST50116-01V02-20WLB-037

Location – Wollongbar

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

21 Jul 2020

Study Commitment

19 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising gives you the skills you need to be in fashion. With a focus on design drawing, pattern making and sewing skills, you will be ready to find your fit in the textiles, clothing and footwear industry.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

Electives may include:

  • Fashion sketching and concept development
  • Adobe Suite and CAD programs
  • Design development; patternmaking, pattern grading and advanced garment construction

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level

Career opportunities:

  • Textiles and fashion merchandiser
  • Clothing patternmaker
  • Pattern cutter and grader

GROW YOUR CAREER

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

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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This course is superseded.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.

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.

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:

  • An interest in the fashion industry including garment design and production
  • Motivation and dedication to complete the course
  • Basic computer skills
  • Are able to purchase equipment, fabric and consumable items to complete projects and create your garments

If you need help preparing 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 be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

  • New applicants are required to attend an interview and show examples of their written and fashion production work to assess their ability to successfully complete the Diploma. Students who do not have an HSC but are applying for a VET Student loan, are also required to complete literacy and numeracy assessment to demonstrate performance at level 4 in RUReady before they qualify for a loan.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Applicants are required to have completed the Cert III Applied Fashion Design and Technology in order to complete several units that are required for this course. If the student has not completed the Cert III course, then they must have gained these units at another RTO or are able to provide evidence of professional experience sufficient to be given RPL for these units.

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 19 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 13 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including directed projects, skills practice and completion of classwork.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Students enrolled in this course would have an interest in the fashion industry and have a creative flair. This course provides creative and conceptual electives where students can develop their own fashion designs and apply their pattern making skills to create garments.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • 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)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • 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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday 9.30am to 4.00pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. 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.

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

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
Students have to purchase a starter pack for $135.40 at the beginning of the Diploma Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising course. This contains specialist pattern making tools and equipment. If students have some or all of these tools, they may choose to purchase only part of the kit, however all the tools in the kit are required to complete our Fashion courses.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

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

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
20WLB00353 UOS1-MST50116 21 Jul 2020 25 Sep 2020 07 Sep 2020 $1,438.00
20WLB00356 UOS2-MST50116 12 Oct 2020 04 Dec 2020 02 Nov 2020 $1,438.00
21WLB00087 UOS3-MST50116 01 Feb 2021 02 Apr 2021 01 Mar 2021 $1,438.00
21WLB00084 UOS4-MST50116 19 Apr 2021 17 Jun 2021 03 May 2021 $1,436.00

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
MSS402051 Apply quality standards
MSTFD4004 Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
MSTFD5010 Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
MSTFD4006 Interact and network with fashion industry participants
MSTGN2009 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200 Work safely
Elective Units
Number Title
MSTFD5003 Analyse fit model
MSTFD5007 Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
MSTFD5017 Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
MSTFD5014 Construct complex blocks for fashion garments
MSTFD4008 Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
MSTFD4015 Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
MSTFD5004 Develop marketing plans for fashion products
MSTFD5015 Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
SITXEBS002 Develop, implement and monitor the use of social media in a business
MSTFD4021 Drape fabrics to make patterns
MSTFD3004 Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
MSTCL3007 Embellish garment by hand or machine
MSTFD5006 Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs
MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
MSTFD5005 Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes
MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic styles
MSTGN5001 Participate in production planning processes
MSTFD5012 Perform contour draping
MSTCL4001 Perform sample machining of advanced construction garments
MSTCL3002 Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
MSTFD5011 Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design
MSTFD4020 Use electronic fashion design tools

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

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Wollongbar
Sneaths Road, Wollongbar
Phone 131 601

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