Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

MST50116

Full Time Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Monday the 20th of March 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Gold Coast: Monday the 20th of March 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to work as assistant designers and specialist production technicians, such as patternmakers and sewing machinists, who support design and production within the clothing and fashion industry.

Have the opportunity to be introduced to key fashion & business creatives, listen to industry guest speakers, and participate in excursions relating to your study area

It includes business and design outcomes which build on technical production skills and knowledge, to provide a basis for career progression to design, construction and merchandising management roles. as well as targeting the skill requirements of fashion designer.

Career Opportunities

This qualification is intended for assistant design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as assistant roles associated with managing fashion product as part of a fashion enterprise. Skills include design and product development, as well as technical production skills to support management and fashion businesses.

Outcomes allow for specialisation in fashion design and product development.

Skills involve the use of both manual and digital design tools, and may be applied at various stages of the supply chain. Design outcomes build on technical production skills and provide a basis for career progression to design or business management roles.

On successful completion of the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising students will have the opportunity to work in positions in the fashion industry such as:

  • Fashion Business Manager
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Assistant Designer
  • Fashion Business Owner
  • Fashion Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Marketing Agent
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Production Manager
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Fashion Public Relations
  • Fashion Graphic Illustrator
  • Production Assistant
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Fashion Forecaster
  • Importer / Exporter
  • Fashion Magazine Editor
  • Event Management

Topic Areas Covered

The following topic areas are covered within the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

  • Design overview
  • Trade drawing
  • Colour theory
  • Fabric performance
  • Designing for clients and to specific briefs
  • Designing textile designs
  • Designing bras and swimwear
  • Fashion illustration
  • communicating and selling design concepts
  • Costing – estimates and for production
  • Quality assurance
  • Using industrial sewing machines
  • Patternmaking up to complex designs
  • Grading
  • Product specifications
  • Creating patterns for clients
  • Swimwear/bra patterns and components
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Working safely in the industry
  • Identifying fibres and fabrics
  • Operating computers, documents and spreadsheets
  • Interacting and networking with industry
  • Electronic CAD
  • Industry innovation

Qualification & Units of Competency

Course Code: MST50116

Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (MST50116) qualification. This course is accredited under the Australian Qualifications Training Framework.

To check our accreditation details click here.

Course Duration:

This course runs for 1 year and a half, 2 days on campus and 1 day off campus supervised study.

Term Dates

Click on the arrows below to go forward or backward through each intake's term dates. Please note that term dates are subject to change, please contact us to confirm future dates if required.

Gold Coast

March INTAKE 2017

 
STARTS
ENDS
Term 1
20th Mar 17
7th Apr 17
Term 2
18th Apr 17
23rd Jun 17
Term 3
3rd Jul 17
22nd Sep 17
Term 4
3rd Oct 17
15th Dec 17
Term 5
29th Jan 18
29th Mar 18
Term 6
9th Apr 18
8th Jun 18
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Brisbane

March INTAKE 2017

 
STARTS
ENDS
Term 1
20th Mar 17
7th Apr 17
Term 2
18th Apr 17
23rd Jun 17
Term 3
3rd Jul 17
22nd Sep 17
Term 4
3rd Oct 17
15th Dec 17
Term 5
29th Jan 18
29th Mar 18
Term 6
9th Apr 18
8th Jun 18
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Course Fees

VET Student Loans

From the 1st of January 2017 a new government student loan scheme became available to students enrolling into eligible courses at approved providers.

Once we receive all details about the new VET Student Loans, we will update this page and contact all enrolled students.

For more information about VET Student Loans click here.

APPLY NOW TO HOLD A PLACE FOR 2017

Although we are waiting on final information, the college recommends that if you are interested in commencing this course that you apply and complete an expression of interest to hold a place in the 2017 intake. Once the VET Student Loan arrangements are finalised we will contact you with the relevant details and information on how to enrol.

View the Government Fact Sheet for VET Student Loans in 2017

Full Course Cost (Payment Plan): $16,000.00
  • Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $1,000.00
  • Balance paid in weekly direct debit instalments (with Ezypay) over course duration: $15,000.00
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Additional Costs:

  • Student ID Card: $25
  • Printing & photocoping by student.
  • Fabrics and Haberdashery for production of garments during the course
  • Garment/product sampling costs - i.e. during the course students will source a t-shirt from a supplier and have the t-shirt made to their design.

Required Course Equipment:

A detailed equipment list is provided on course application and is also available by request.

Students will need to provide the following equipment:

  • Basic stationary
  • USB Thumb Drive (2GB recommended minimum)
  • Student's will reqiure a laptop/notebook computer with the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office installed- see below for details.

LAPTOP / NOTEBOOK REQUIREMENT:

Students will be required to have a laptop computer with a wireless network connection. The following specifications are recommended:

  • A Wireless Laptop (PC or MAC)
  • Minimum 8Gb RAM (Preferrably 16GB RAM)
  • 2Ghz or faster processor
  • Web Browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer)
  • Anti Virus Software.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free online)
  • For Graphic work it is recommended you have a Mouse
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or better with Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.*
    If using a Mac -> Pages, Numbers and Keynote can be used, however prefer Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Student Version)* - Student Plans Available

* Please check software manufacturers minimum system requirements. Student pricing may be available.

Financial Assistance

Eligible students may be able to apply to Centrelink for either Youth Allowance (for full-time students aged 16 to 24) or Austudy (for full-time students aged 25 years or over). For more information visit the Centrelink website.

Applications

Domestic Students Only

Application and Enrolment Process:

  1. Phone the Gold Coast (07) 55 938 335 OR Brisbane (07) 38 541 395 campus to arrange your interview OR fill out the online Application Form and arrange a phone interview if you cannot come into either campus.
  2. Attend your interivew or complete the phone interview.
  3. You will recieve your enrolment paperwork and the student handbook at the interview and information on the required evidence you will have to supply to support your application.
  4. After reading the student handbook and enrolment forms, if you wish to enrol you must submit the enrolment form along with any requested evidence (original or certified copies of originals).Our administration staff will check the completed enrolment form and evidence you supplied to demonstrate your suitability for the course. We may have to ask you further information or discuss your options if you don't meet the suitability requirements for the course. If you do meet the suitability requirements for the course, we will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment, along with payment plan forms.
  5. You will receive your first invoice notice no more than one calendar month before the start of study and at least two weeks before the first census date.

Next Course Start Dates

Full Time Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Monday the 20th of March 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Gold Coast: Monday the 20th of March 2017: 9:00AM - 3:30PM

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

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