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MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

National ID: MST50119 State ID: BEP9
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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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VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 2.5 days per week when studied full time across two semesters. 

Work placement

30 hours of off campus work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you. 

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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Semester 1

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Semester 2

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