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.
Gain these skills:
- 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.
This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.
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Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 2.5 days per week when studied full time across two semesters.
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
Click on your preferred study mode below to get started with your application.
Bentley - Full time - On Campus
Indicative fees and charges
Visit our Fees page for all you need to know about fees at SM TAFE.
Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying.
More information about fees – at a glance
Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. The fee for this course is displayed in the table above, showing tuition fees, resource fees and total fees for general and concession fee types for qualifications and skill sets, and one total fee for short courses.
Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are:
Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives
Based on full time study in 2021
Subject to change for full time study in 2022
Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students
Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills
Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees. Short course fees include both tuition and resource fees as one total fee.
Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply.
Lower Fees, Local Skills fee caps
The annual fees cap on Lower fees, local skills qualifications means that regardless of how much course fees are, you will not pay more than a set total amount per qualification or course in any one calendar year. The annual fees cap is set at $400 for eligible concession students, and $1,200 for non-concession students, plus resource fees. If you begin study in Semester 2 and your course runs longer than one semester, you should expect a new calendar year cap to begin in the next semester of your study, as your further study will be considered in a new calendar year.
Skills Ready skill sets
Skills Ready skill sets are free for eligible students. For those who are not eligible, tuition, resource and other fees are payable. Find out more about the initiative.
VET Student Loans
Selected Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses are VET Student Loan eligible courses. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible. Student Loan fee caps apply. To find out if you are eligible, to see the list of eligible courses or view the loan caps visit our Student Loans page.
Selected courses are available to International students for full time study only. Fees, charges, available locations, applications and enrolment procedures for International students are different to those for students who have Australian permanent residency. For more information or to find a course visit the TAFE International WA website.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study.
No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee list above for an indicative RPL course fee.
To get started with RPL, visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page.
College Discretionary Fee (CDF)
For all on campus and online and on campus students an annual $20 discretionary fee is payable to cover items like security and other onsite facilities once per semester.