A career in the Creative Industries is incredibly rewarding, as you share your creativity with those around you.
SM TAFE has a wide range of fields that you can specialise in including beauty, fashion, and floristry.
Our courses are run by practicing designers with unparalleled experience and skills to ensure that each course remains current within industry standards. Our Creative Industries students have access to excellent facilities, based at our Bentley campus and you will gain exposure to current industry practices through exciting collaborative events opportunities.
Plan your study pathway in Creative Industries.
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Become a master of design
Create large-scale floristry designs and work alongside WA's top professional floral designers. Work on large scale designs for some of Perth top events and gain real hands-on experience!
This skill set has been designed to enhance the skills of florists already qualified or have been working in the industry.
You will learn:
- Design and construct a range of small to large scale complex contemporary designs
- Interpret job specification
- Prepare production plans
- Large scale event work
- Prepare proposals
- Implement operational plans
- Manage staging of floral displays
Next dates for delivery
- Starts 19 July
- Standard $689.50
- Concession $383.00*
*A valid concession card must be produced.
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
The fees and duration of study on this website for this qualification are for the final advanced diploma year only, students enter this qualification after completing the Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.
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
- Quality controller
Are you ready to get serious about a career in fashion?
Do you aspire to a career as an assistant fashion designer, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, fabric and supply technician or patternmaker?
The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course builds on student fashion skills. Some of these skills include:
- Conceptual design development
- Fashion illustration
- Textile development and manipulation techniques
- Digital print development
- Digital fashion and production technologies
- Specialist patternmaking
- CAD patternmaking and grading
- Specialist garment construction including bras and swimwear, tailored fully lined jackets, boned bodices and leatherwork.
Fashion business skills in a global industry
Do you want to have a career in a fashion business environment? The Fashion Business and Merchandising pathway at Bentley immerses you in creative fashion business skills such as fashion forecasting and buying; visual merchandising and digital engagement; and marketing and social media.
You will learn the legal, financing and trade essentials for fashion enterprise and the import and export of product.
Course topics include:
- international fashion sourcing;
- sustainable supply and manufacturing;
- creation of accurate costings
- tech packs for managing offshore production.
When you complete the Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Business and Merchandising Pathway) at Bentley, you’re ready to work as an Assistant Buyer, Assistant Visual Merchandiser; Social Media Creator; Assistant Product Developer; Fashion Influencer/Stylist; or Fashion Business Owner in retail or e-commerce.
This course includes an internship component in a fashion business environment.
Are you ready for your career to bloom?
Do you have creative flair and an eye for detail? This floristry qualification will set you on the path to becoming a 'budding' leader in floral design work.
We teach you more than just about the flowers, once you have mastered the basic commercial skills, we show you how to execute custom-made, cutting-edge, large and small scale design briefs.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience, a passion for flowers and offer a supportive training environment for you to gain a National Qualification, and expose you to the exciting industry of professional floristry.
Some of the skills you'll learn in Certificate III in Floristry include:
- Designing, constructing and selling a diverse range of floristry products.
- Developing practical construction and technique skills
- A comprehensive knowledge of the key tools for floral design and the elements and principles.
- Working in a live environment to develop your speed of construction.
Murdoch has new, specialised facilities dedicated to creative art and design.
This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.
To see some of the incredible work created by our floristry students and lecturers visit our Floristry Facebook page @floristrysmtafe(opens in a new tab)
Let your love of flowers bloom!
Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway.
You will learn the skills and techniques professionals use in creating displays in this introductory course to the floristry industry.
This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.
Next dates for delivery
- Starts 19 July
- Full fee: $920.20
- Concession fee: $357.55
*A valid concession card must be produced
Explore your creative side with a step into a floristry career pathway
You will learn the skills and techniques use in creating floral arrangements/designs using different vases/vessels. This course is one of a series of skill sets designed to be a pathway to a rewarding floristry career.
- Starts 19 July