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MST60122 Advanced Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles

National ID: MST60122 State ID: BIY2
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Elevate your fashion future with our Advanced Fashion Management training!

Advanced industry roles:  Shape the future of fashion by developing versatile expertise, knowledge and creativity, and adept management skills to excel in this dynamic field. Apply and build on this expertise in a work placement component.

Stay ahead with tech: Dive into emerging technologies, innovation and virtual 3D sampling. Embrace the swiftly evolving fashion scene.

Sustainability mindset: Instill a product stewardship mindset, fostering ethical practices and circular economy awareness for a responsible fashion future.

Limitless possibilities: Advanced Diploma graduates step into a world of design innovation, creativity, and leadership through job roles such as Fashion Entrepreneurs, Designers, Product Developers, Senior Patternmakers, Garment Technologists, or Production and Supply Chain Managers.

Study in specialised facilities 

Fashion at Bentley campus has been Perth’s leading fashion design institution for over 50 years. Our facilities reflect cutting-edge industry equipment, machinery and technology to master the skills and equipment used in a fashion design, production and business environment. This includes:

  • Design and Fashion Forecasting Platforms
  • CLO 3D Virtual Prototyping Technology
  • Gerber CAD Technology including digitisers, plotters and printers
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems and training
  • Simulated Retail and Visual Merchandising Environments
  • Photographic Studio
  • Laser cutter
  • Embroidery machines
  • Digital Fabric Printer
  • 3D Printers
  • Over 80 specialised industrial sewing machines
  • Textile Testing Lab
  • Fashion Business Lab
  • Sustainability Hub
  • Resource Centre

Our courses include guest industry lecturers, industry excursions, live work design projects, design exhibits and fashion runway shows.

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This training reflects the advanced roles within the fashion and apparel workplace, where participants require wide-ranging and specialised technical and creative skills, as well as initiative and judgement in planning and management.  

The training has a focus on emerging technologies that reflect rapidly evolving industry trends in virtual sampling in the fashion and apparel sector.  It also reflects a product stewardship mindset and the responsibilities for fashion and apparel industry participants to engage in sustainability and circular economy.


  • employ creative and technical skills within the Fashion industry.
  • use initiative and judgement in the planning and management of a fashion brand. 
  • use emerging technologies in virtual sampling in the fashion and apparel sector. 
  • apply and engage in sustainability and circular economy.
VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

Requires completion of MST50122 (AE10) Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising or MST50122 (AE11) Diploma of Apparel Fashion and Textiles. 

Entry to this qualification is also open to individuals who can provide:

  • Documented evidence of previous work experience in apparel, fashion or textile design or production which has involved the application of specialist creative, technical, and/or management skills and knowledge.
  • Documented evidence of previous qualifications in apparel, fashion or textile design or production which has involved the application of specialist creative, technical, and/or management skills and knowledge.
Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time across two semesters.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

60 hours of work placement is required for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you. This will involve your attendance at a workplace/worksite 1-2 days per week during the program or in a block of weeks at the end of the program depending on the host employer and availability.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, and exercise book) and wear enclosed footwear. Further information on equipment requirements will be given at Orientation.

Become a specialist in your field with university study

SM TAFE recommends students discuss credit points with the university or college of their choice at the time of graduation.

Graduates holding this qualification may be self-employed, or hold job roles as Fashion Entrepreneur, Designer, Product Developer, Senior Patternmaker, Garment Technologist, Production and Supply Chain Manager. 

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Semester 1, 2024

Bentley - Full time - On Campus

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Bentley
How On Campus