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MST40519 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

National ID: MST40519 | State ID: BEP8

Do you want to work in the creative and energetic world of fashion?

The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course immerses students in the ever-dynamic fashion industry. 

Some of the skills you will learn are:

  • Fashion design and colour principles
  • Fashion forecasting
  • Technical fashion drawing
  • Fibre and textile investigation and sourcing
  • Sustainability and ethical production
  • Digital technologies for fashion design
  • Patternmaking and grading
  • Specialist garment construction such as tailored shirts and a denim jacket

When you complete the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course at Bentley, some of the roles you'll be ready to take on include:

  • Design workroom assistant
  • Trade drawing technician
  • Junior CAD operator
  • Fabric and supply sourcer
  • Assistant patternmaker/grader
  • Garment finisher/presser
  • Alterations technician
  • Production machinist
  • Specification technician
  • Dispatcher
  • Quality controller

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Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Study pathway

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
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 1

Bentley - Full Time-Classroom


Fees and charges


Duration 2 semesters
When Semester 1
Where Bentley
How Full Time
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Page last updated December 17, 2019