Fashion Design: Advanced Diploma
LMT60307: Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology
- Next Start Date: Monday the 3rd of August 2015: 9:30AM - 4:00PM BRISBANE
- Next Start Date: Monday the 22nd of February 2016: 9:30AM - 4:00PM GOLD COAST
The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology offers intensive training in fashion design processes including design and product development, pattern making, garment construction and computer aided design to give students the skills to work in their chosen area of the fashion industry.
During the first year of study, you will learn essential textiles, design, sewing and pattern-making skills and knowledge with classes over 4 days per week. Your week will generally be broken into one day per week of design and product development, one day per week of pattern-making, one and a half days per week of sewing and half a day per week of textiles and theory.
You will design and make a variety of garments including racewear, bridal, swimwear/lingerie and a mini collection preparing you with the essential skills to take a design idea from concept to creation. The course is very intensive and it is recommended that you keep one day per week spare for working on assessments and class work.
In the second year of study you will attend 3 days per week while you work on developing, designing and presenting a range of clothing, from concept to final production in order to learn the business skills of management, marketing and promoting fashion labels and scoping production options, both domestically and offshore.
On the completion of the Advanced Diploma, you will be in a better position to obtain work within the fashion industry as you will have experienced the process of designing and developing a complete fashion range, from the marketing to production stage. You will have a range of designs to show prospective employers your talent and skills, or be ready to start taking orders for your first wholesale fashion range for your own label.
During the course you will have the opportunity to enter into various fashion design competitions and show your work at various fashion parades and events. By participating in these competitions and events you will challenge your creative potential and receive invaluable experience.
After completing the Advanced Diploma, you can continue on to our Fashion Mentoring Program which guides you in launching your own fashion label. Alternatively, if you would like to continue on to further study you can enrol to complete the Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design) with the Whitehouse Institute of Design with one and a half year's credit, or alternatively you could participate in an overseas internship in Italy, Spain, the UK or China.
Start Your Own Fashion Label
During the second year of the course, you will design and produce your first range for your own label* (see above for more information). On graduating from the course, you can join our fashion mentoring program to guide you through the start up phase of your fashion label and assist you with putting in place important business and marketing strategies for the best chance of success. This program has been established to provide our graduates with additional business skills which are not covered by the Nationally Recognised Qualification and to provide you with further support and guidance in launching a successful fashion label.
* It is your choice whether you launch your own fashion label as an actual business during the Advanced Diploma.
On successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology you could have the opportunity to work in positions in the fashion industry such as:
Topic Areas Covered:
The following are examples of some of the topic areas that are covered within the Advanced Diploma course:
Qualification & Units of Competency:
Course Code: LMT60307 (Advanced Diploma)
CRICOS Code: 063388J (Diploma) & 063389G (Advanced Diploma)
On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded the ‘LMT60307: Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology’, which is nationally recognised as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework. The Applied Fashion Design & Technology course is the latest training package on offer, and is the most industry relevant qualification available.
On successful completion of the course students will receive competencies in the following units:
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology (LMT60307)
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
|LMTGN2001B||Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures|
|LMTCL2003B||Identify fibres and fabrics|
|LMTFD2005B||Identify design process for fashion designs|
|LMTCL2011B||Draw and interpret a basic sketch|
|LMTCL3001B||Identify fabric performance and handling requirements|
|MSAENV272B||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|LMTFD4001B||Apply design studio process|
|LMTGN2009B||Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace|
|LMTFD4006B||Interact and network with fashion industry participants|
|LMTCL3009B||Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles|
|LMTFD3004B||Draw a trade drawing for fashion design|
|LMTFD4002B||Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development|
|LMTFD4003B||Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts|
|LMTFD4004B||Calculate cost estimates for fashion products|
|LMTFD4005B||Communicate and sell design concepts|
|LMTFD4010B||Create pattern to meet design specification applying advanced patternmaking principles|
|LMTFD4012B||Develop product specifications for fashion design|
|LMTFD4013B||Grade 2D patterns|
|LMTFD4014B||Identify contemporary fashion influences and construction techniques|
|LMTFD4015B||Create pattern from a block to meet customer specifications|
|LMTFD4016B||Sew design prototypes|
|LMTFD4020B||Use electronic fashion design tools|
|LMTTD5007A||Develop textile designs using computer based design programs|
|LMTFD4021B||Drape fabrics to make patterns|
|LMTCL2010B||Modify patterns to create basic styles|
|LMTFD5009B||Cost design production|
|LMTFD5011B||Produce fashion illustrations|
|LMTFD5015B||Develop patterns for complex fashion garments|
|LMTFD5017B||Apply design studio processes to meet client brief|
|LMTFD5016B||Grade shaped patterns|
|LMTFD5010B||Develop and present design concepts within specified guidelines|
|BSBDES602A||Research global design trends|
|LMTFD5001B||Design bras and swimwear|
|LMTFD5002B||Develop and test patterns for bras and swimwear|
|LMTFD6001B||Evaluate commercial viability of designs|
|LMTFD6002B||Manage product development of fashion design|
|LMTFD6003B||Manage fashion design process|
|LMTFD6006B||Develop a fashion range|
|LMTFD6008B||Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production|
|LMTFD5003B||Analyse fit model|
|LMTGN5003B||Work with international TCF supply chains|
|LMTFD5004B||Develop marketing plans for fashion products|
|LMTFD6004B||Manage advanced patternmaking processes|
|LMTGN6004B||Negotiate and manage contracts to produce finished design products.|
Examples of Students Work:
During the Advanced Diploma course students will have the opportunity to enter into a number of fashion design competions. Student's entry into these competitions is optional, although the college recommends that students enter at least one competition during their study as it provides the student with invaluable experience, and pushes the student to achieve.
Some of the competitions that our students have recently entered are listed below:
- Calico Brides Awards 2013 - Winner: Amelia Vivash, Runner Up: Anessa Catalano, Highly Commended: Felicia Austin
- Queensland Brides - Calico Brides Awards 2012 - Winner: Kerry-Ann Andersson, Highly Commended: Jaymi Spina
- Fashion on James Competition 2012 - Winner: Kerry-Ann Andersson
- Queensland Brides - Calico Brides Awards 2011 - Highly Commended: Liezl Boshoff
- The Avenue Designer Competition 2011 - Winner: Sara Hultman
- Little Green Dress Awards 2011 Student Category - Winner: Angie Ashton, People's Choice Award: Alana Schlener, Finalists: Belinda Masterson and Grace Peters.
- Queensland Brides - Calico Brides Awards 2010 - Runner Up: Jane Andrewartha
- Fashion Bash 2010 - Finalist: Sara Hultman
- Electric Playground Club Couture 2010 - Winner: Julian Napier, Finalist: Masa Gracanic
- Little Green Dress Award 2010 Student Category - Winner: Masa Gracanic, Finalists: Cynthia Coetzer, Grace Denniss
- Little Green Dress Award 2010 Wearable Art Category - Winner: Nicole Walker
- Queensland Brides - Calico Brides Awards 2009 - Winner: Kylie Landsborough, Highly Commended: Aubrey Wright, Commendations: Han Ho and Stephanie Mowat
- Queensland Brides - Calico Brides Awards 2008 - Winner: Nicole Walker, Highly Commended: Jessica Benson and Sherrilyn Lillie
- Australian Fashion Design Awards 2008 - Finalist: Begitta Stolk
- Queensland Brides - Calico Brides Awards 2007 - Winner: Angela Dill
- The Australian Wool Awards 2007 - Finalist - Bianca Latham
- The Cotton Awards 2007 - Winner: Angela Dill, Highly Commended: Veronca Nikolov
Check out some of our past student's websites:
Students in the Media:
Course Duration:The Advanced Diploma runs over 59 weeks plus holiday breaks, which vary for each intake. During the first year of study you will attend 4 days per week from 9.30am - 4pm (with a half hour lunch break). In the second year of study you will attend 3 days per week from 9.15am - 4.45pm for the first 18 weeks of the course and then have independent studio work for a further 4 weeks with progress meetings leading up to the final assessment submission prior to the graduation parade.
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.
Course Fees - Domestic Students Only:
VET FEE-HELP is a government loan scheme which assists eligible students undertaking certain courses to pay for all or part of their tuition fees. The loan allows students to study now and pay later by deferring loan repayments until your income is above the minimum repayment threshold (in 2010-2011 this was $44,911). Once you reach the repayment threshold repayments are made to the Australian Government through the tax system.
If you are eligible for VET FEE-HELP
Students may choose to pay for all or part of their tuition fees upfront for the entire course, academic year or unit of study and/or can apply for a VET FEE-HELP loan for all or part of the tuition fees. Course fees are due no later than the census date for each unit of study.
If you are not eligible for VET FEE-HELP or choose not to apply for a VET FEE-HELP assistance:
Full Course Cost (Payment Plan): $25,300.00
- Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $1,000.00
- Balance paid in weekly direct debit installments (with Ezypay) over course duration: $24,300.00
- Student ID Card: (optional) $25
- Fabrics & Haberdashery for garments made during the course.
- Printing & photocoping by student.
- Student's have the option to participate in fashion parades and competitions during the year - costs to participate vary for each event. We highly recommend students to participate in as many parades and competitions as possible during the year.
Required Course Equipment:
A detailed equipment list is provided on course application and is also available by request by contacting administration.
Students will need to provide the following equipment:
- Sewing Equipment (approx: $200)
- Pattern Making Equipment (approx: $150)
- Art Equipment (approx: $200)
- 2 Textbooks (approximately $200)
- Basic stationary: i.e. display folders, notepad, pens, pencil, rubber. (approx: $80)
- USB Thumb Drive (2GB recommended minimum)
- A sewing machine for home use (see below)
- Fabrics and haberdashery for all class activities. *
- A laptop computer is required - please see requirements below
* Costs cannot reasonably be estimated as this will vary depending on the student's choices for their designs, although students are able to purchase fabrics from us at discounted prices.
Student's are required to have a sewing machine at home (domestic or industrial). Please speak to us if you are looking to purchase a machine as we can recommend which machines are best. (Second hand domestic sewing machines are often better than brand new machines). Often throughout the year we find second hand domestic machines that we have available for students to purchase for between $50 - $150.
LAPTOP / NOTEBOOK MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Students accepted into the program will be required to have a laptop computer for study with a wireless network connection. The following minimum specifications are required:
- Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n
- Minimum 4Gb RAM
- CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
- 2.5Ghz or faster processor
- Web Browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari) (free online)
- Anti-Virus Software.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader (free online)
- Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard CS4 or better - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.*
- Microsoft Office 2007 or higher (Students require Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
* Please check software manufacturers minimum system requirements. Student pricing available.
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:
- Attend an interview at the college and complete an interview test - phone (07) 55 938 335 to arrange your interview. (If you live outside the South East Qld Region and are unable to attend an interview, contact us to have the application forms posted to you).
- Fill out and return the Application Form (this can be completed at the interview).
- Student's will recieve their acceptance/non-acceptance letter and enrolment pack in the mail - including enrolment form, payment plan forms and the student handbook.
- After reading the student handbook and enrolment forms, student's who wish to enrol must submit the enrolment form with the course deposit to secure their position in the course.
Next Course Start Dates
- Next Start Date: Monday the 3rd of August 2015: 9:30AM - 4:00PM BRISBANE
- Next Start Date: Monday the 22nd of February 2016: 9:30AM - 4:00PM GOLD COAST
- Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image & Media)3rd Aug 15
- Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology3rd Aug 15
- Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image & Media) Part Time3rd Aug 15
- Beginner / Intermediate Sewing Lessons4th Aug 15
- Fashion Business Mentoring Program4th Aug 15
- Swimwear Design8th Aug 15
- Footwear Design15th Aug 15
- Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care15th Aug 15
- Interior Design & Decoration15th Aug 15
- Spray Tanning15th Aug 15
- Eyelash Extensions16th Aug 15
- Spray Tanning16th Aug 15
- Make-Up for You22nd Aug 15
- Make-Up for You23rd Aug 15
- Textile Design4th Sep 15
- Footwear Design4th Sep 15
- Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care4th Sep 15
- Mixed Media Art5th Sep 15
- Beginner / Intermediate Sewing Lessons14th Sep 15
- Beginner / Intermediate Sewing Lessons15th Sep 15
- Eyelash Extensions20th Sep 15
- Diploma of Beauty Therapy Part Time23rd Sep 15
- Aromatherapy23rd Sep 15
- Digital Fabric Design26th Sep 15
- Hair Styling26th Sep 15
- Abstract Painting27th Sep 15
- Textile Design3rd Oct 15
- Watercolour Techniques4th Oct 15
- Diploma of Specialist Make-Up Services19th Oct 15
- China Sourcing Trip23rd Oct 15
- Contemporary Painting24th Oct 15
- Diploma of Specialist Make-Up Services Part Time29th Jan 16
- Advanced Diploma of Fashion & Textiles Merchandising22nd Feb 16
- Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology22nd Feb 16
- Advanced Diploma of Interior Design29th Feb 16
- Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image & Media)29th Feb 16
- Diploma of Specialist Make-Up Services29th Feb 16
- Diploma of Visual Arts (Textile, Print & Surface Design)29th Feb 16
- Certificate III in Visual Arts (Textile, Print & Surface Design)4th Mar 16
- Certificate III in Visual Arts (Painting and Drawing)4th Mar 16
- Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology11th Mar 16
- Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (Fashion Design)8th Apr 16
- Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (Photography)8th Apr 16
- Certificate III in Interior Decoration15th Apr 16
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- Take a ride on some ART!Wednesday October 08, 2014
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- Alice takes flight.Monday September 29, 2014
Past Student of AICD Alice finished her Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology in 2009. Since leaving AICD Alice Vievers sprouted wings and is now running her handmade fashion label called Alice Nightingale. Her collections are beautiful and inspired by the silver screen and cater to all occasions. Keep an eye out for her new summer collection “Sweet to Me” […]
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- Designer Fabric SaleTuesday January 07, 2014
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- Photography ExhibitionThursday November 14, 2013
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- 2013 Calico Bride WinnersMonday October 14, 2013
The noise of onlookers echoed as large garment bags were unzipped while we eagerly awaited the annual student design competition ‘Calico Brides’. We are very proud to announce that the tertiary section winner, runner up and highly commended prizes were all awarded to AICD students! The student winner for the best calico creation was awarded to […]
- Raw TalentMonday September 16, 2013
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