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Get an edge in the fashion world

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising will give you an edge in today's fashion world. This 18 month course teaches you the skills, knowledge and techniques required to work in an entry position within the design, manufacturing, wholesale or retail areas of the fashion industry. In your final semester you will have the opportunity to apply for overseas study tours to global fashion destinations including New York, London, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, Shanghai or New Delhi. On completion of this course you will have a portfolio of design work and be invited to exhibit your creations in the Graduate Fashion Parade Gale Event which showcases graduating students’ work to industry representatives and potential employers. In addition, you can participate in local student designer competitions or sell your garments at South Bank's Young Designers Market, giving you a chance to make a name for yourself. Course details

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$15,225 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Mt Gravatt

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DURATION

Full time: 1.5 years / 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $20,095

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Rachelle Leocadio

Let's celebrate the fancy clothes makers

From research to building a concept, a crazy design, making a pattern right through to production and fitting the garment to the models. This is the part that is most exciting to me. It was [and still is] such a rewarding outlet for me. Firstly doing a diploma, then an advanced diploma, my gap year turned into my career.

Rachelle Leocadio
Diploma of Applied Fashion Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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 / 3 days per week 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

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.

Timetable

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.

Important Information

Study Abroad

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 9 core and all elective units. Upon successful completion of all units you will receive a MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Stage 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
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
Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
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
Stage 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
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

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland 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.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland 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.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland 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.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

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Additional costs

Student will incur costs in the production of presentation material and in the production of clothing.

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

Outcome

MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Job prospects

  • Assistant Pattern Maker
  • Dressmaker or Tailor
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Manager/Assistant Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Fashion Accessories Designer
  • CAD Operator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Machinist
  • Production Manager
  • Retail Assistant/Salesperson

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Rachelle Leocadio

Let's celebrate the fancy clothes makers

From research to building a concept, a crazy design, making a pattern right through to production and fitting the garment to the models. This is the part that is most exciting to me. It was [and still is] such a rewarding outlet for me. Firstly doing a diploma, then an advanced diploma, my gap year turned into my career.

Rachelle Leocadio
Diploma of Applied Fashion Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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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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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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$15,225 VET Student Loan available