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MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

National ID: MST60116 | State ID: BDG8

Launch into a career in fashion

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at Bentley, you’re ready to work as a fashion designer, product developer, production manager, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, distribution coordinator, fashion/ textile and colour forecaster, garment finisher, pattern grader/maker, production consultant, or specialised construction machinist.

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course is the final year of three years of fashion study. Culminating in a professional showcase of student collections at an industry-attended fashion show, this course covers every aspect of a fashion cycle. Students and staff work together to build a graduate portfolio and professional profile to prepare graduates for employment.

Gain these skills: 

  •  specialised digital patternmaking
  •  costing and pricing strategies 
  • marketing and branding 

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The fees shown on this website for this Qualification are for the final year only, students who have not completed the Diploma will need to budget for the two years to complete the Diploma level units as well.

See our students work on the runway, click below.

SM TAFE graduate dresses the bachelorettes!

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements

Requires completion of MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising or equivalent

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 2

Bentley - Full Time-Classroom


Fees and charges


Duration 7 semesters
When Semester 2
Where Bentley
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Page last updated September 26, 2019