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.
This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.
- 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
In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.
- ability to strictly follow workplace safety standards
- an eye for detail and a creative flair
- good hand-eye coordination
- good time management and the ability to work with tight deadlines
- good communication skills
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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.
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