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.
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Attendance in class
This is a full-time course. You will need to attend approximately 1576 hours of class, over 2.5 days a week, for 40 weeks.
Students that enrolled during the February intake will be required to undertake 30 hours of industry placement in the second term if they have not completed a Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Students that enrolled during the July intake will be required to undertake 30 hours of industry placement in the third term if they have not completed a Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.
Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that in some cases it may not be currently possible to place students in a prospective employment opportunity. If that occurs, students will be able to complete training in a simulated workplace on campus.
Uniforms and workwear requirements: No uniforms are required however closed in shoes and tied back hair is mandatory for construction classes.
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), equipment from your orientation book list and wear enclosed footwear.
Study options and next steps
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