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Make your mark in the fashion world

Put your fashion career ahead of the pack with our degree pathways. This option means you can complete a Diploma and Bachelor Degree together. You will be taught techniques required to work in the fashion industry and have the opportunity to travel on overseas study tours to New York, London, or Paris. As part of the Bachelor of Applied Fashion, you will explore global fashion markets while developing your design aesthetic which will be exhibited at the Graduate Fashion Parade. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Mt Gravatt

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COST

  • Diploma Full Fee $20,095
  • Bachelor Annual Indicative Cost $6,561

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Alice Litzow

Let's celebrate the designers

TAFE Queensland provided me with the practical skills I needed to start my own fashion label. My teachers are also industry professionals, so they understand fashion business.

Alice Litzow
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Do Uni Differently

At TAFE Queensland, we do uni differently. Delivering world-class degrees in a practical, job-focused training environment, our students get the best of both worlds: the theoretical side of a university degree, with the applied learning style that makes TAFE Queensland graduates so highly sought after by employers.

Get your fashion career start at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

The glamour of the global fashion industry is within your reach at TAFE Queensland Brisbane. Whether your love is for clothes, hats, swimwear or jewellery, we will give you the skills to design, produce and sell your ideas to the world. Bring your creativity and originality and leave with the skills for your dream job in a fashion house or as a freelance designer. Our fashion programs are recognised worldwide as being absolutely cutting-edge, and we have partnerships with design houses around the world.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Mt Gravatt 29 Jan 2018 Full time Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria for this qualification:

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent with a Sound Achievement (SA) in English.
  • Please inform staff at time of enrollment if you have achieved previous competency in units from Textile, Clothing and Footwear training package, as some units may count toward the Diploma of Fashion Design & Technology

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrollment conditions may apply.

Location/s

Mt Gravatt
1030 Cavendish Road
Mt. Gravatt QLD 4122

Resources required

Diploma portion:

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Bachelor portion:

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access University of Canberra’s online learning system Moodle and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

Diploma portion:

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Bachelor portion:

You can access your individual timetable by selecting the class time and day (where applicable) for your lectures and tutorials.

  • Click "Units"
  • Click the "Select Study Period" menu and click "TQB Semester 1"
    • “Find Unit by Name or Code” allows you to search by the unit code or name; or,
    • The “Select Unit(s)” list allows you to find the units you are completing this semester. The control button on the keyboard allows you to select multiple classes.
  • Click “View Timetable”

Important Information

Students who commence the Diploma component in January of 2018 will commence the Bachelor of Applied Fashion Design in February of 2020.

Study Abroad - Diploma portion

TAFE Queensland Brisbane students have the opportunity to travel to locations across the globe as part of their studies in selected courses. Studying abroad provides students with the chance to immerse themselves in different cultures, as well as develop their skills and network with professionals in their chosen industry.

For further information, please visit the Study Abroad webpage.

The Bachelor of Applied Fashion component of this course will be delivered at TAFE Queensland Brisbane, South Bank campus.

Units

The successful achievement of these qualifications requires you to complete all units from the list below.

Year 1 - Semester 1 - MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs Elective
MSTFD3004 Draw a trade drawing for fashion design Elective
MSTGN2009 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace Core
MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSTTD5004 Design and produce experimental textiles Elective
MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic styles Elective
MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles Elective
MSS402051 Apply quality standards Core
MSMWHS200 Work safely Core
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design Elective
MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2 - MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
MSTFD4003 Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts Elective
MSTFD5011 Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation Elective
MSTFD4020 Use electronic fashion design tools Elective
MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements Core
MSTFD5006 Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria Elective
MSTFD4021 Drape fabrics to make patterns Elective
MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles Elective
MSTFD4016 Sew design prototypes Elective
MSTFD4011 Cut fabrics for prototype designs Elective
MSTFD5020 Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices Elective
MSTFD4006 Interact and network with fashion industry participants Core
MSTFD4004 Calculate cost estimates for fashion products Core
Year 2 - Semester 1 - MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
MSTFD5001 Design bras and swimwear Elective
MSTFD5010 Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines Core
MSTFD4013 Grade 2-D patterns Elective
MSTFD5021 Conduct digital patternmaking and grading Elective
MSTFD5005 Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes Elective
MSTFD5012 Perform contour draping Elective
MSTFD4015 Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications Elective
MSTFD5018 Determine and specify advanced construction processes Elective
MSTFD5007 Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs Elective
MSTFD5004 Develop marketing plans for fashion products Elective
MSTFD5009 Cost production of fashion or textile designs Elective
Year 2 - Semester 2 - 305JA.1 Bachelor of Applied Fashion
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
9722 Applied Fashion Technology 3 (Product Development & Global Sourcing) Core Credit points: 3
9701 Creative Life Core Credit points: 3
9726 Design Identity 3 (Fashion Globalization) Core Credit points: 3
9702 Creative Project 1 Core Credit points: 3
Year 3 Semester 1 - 305JA.1 Bachelor of Applied Fashion
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
9723 Applied Fashion Technology 4 (Product Development & Brand Contextualisation) Core Credit points: 3
9706 Introduction to Project Management Core Credit points: 3
9727 Design Identity 4 (Sustainable & Ethical) Core Credit points: 3
9703 Creative Project 2 Core Credit points: 3
Year 3 Semester 2 - 305JA.1 Bachelor of Applied Fashion
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
9700 Creative Career Core Credit points: 3
9704 Creative Project 3 Core Credit points: 3
9728 Negotiated Concept for Fashion 1 Core Credit points: 3
9730 Research Methods for Fashion Core Credit points: 3
Year 4 Semester 1 - 305JA.1 Bachelor of Applied Fashion
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
9731 Visual Narrative for Fashion Core Credit points: 3
9705 Creative Project 4 Core Credit points: 3
9707 Marketing and Innovation Core Credit points: 3
9729 Negotiated Concept for Fashion 2 Core Credit points: 3

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a financialoption to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 13 72 48. We're here to help.

Costs

Program Cost Financial Options
MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising  Full Fee: $20,095

VET Student Loan available, up to $15,225

Payment Plan

305JA.1 Bachelor of Applied Fashion Annual Indicative Cost: $6,349

HECS-HELP

Commonwealth Supported Place

VET STUDENT LOAN

VET Student Loans are a loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

PAYMENT PLAN

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

HECS-HELP

HECS-HELP is an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that helps you pay for higher education qualifications, such as associate degrees or bachelor degress. TAFE Queensland Brisbane receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

COMMONWEALTH SUPPORTED PLACE

The Australian Government subsidises some students' university fees, which makes the cost for those students much lower.  If you receive the subsidised fee rate you are known as a Commonwealth Supported Student (CSS), or as holding a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). 

 

Additional costs

All students studying a Bachelor of Applied Fashion are required to pay a Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
305JA.1 Bachelor of Applied Fashion

The course strives to create professionals who aspire to be reflective practitioners and possess the confidence and skills to productively contribute to the future development of fashion.


Alumni connections

When you complete your studies at TAFE Queensland and graduate with a University of Canberra degree you automatically become part of our dynamic, inspiring and talented alumni community. As an alumnus, you can access the range of benefits and services that TAFE Queensland and the University of Canberra alumni office provides, including lifelong learning, personal and professional development, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Experience the benefits of dual alumni communities.

Alice Litzow

Let's celebrate the designers

TAFE Queensland provided me with the practical skills I needed to start my own fashion label. My teachers are also industry professionals, so they understand fashion business.

Alice Litzow
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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You're ready if you've:

  • Checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • Checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • Checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read TAFE Queensland's student rules and refund policy applying to the Diploma
  • Read the University of Canberra student rules applying to the Bachelor

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All done? Then you're ready to enrol

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Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

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Credit and Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 16 January 2018

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