Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 17 Jul 2017
 –   Ultimo
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  • Applied Fashion Design and Technology course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to work in applied design and production roles within the clothing and fashion industry.

    This qualification is suitable for workers producing fashion products where a basic understanding of design and marketing as well as sewing skills for specialist machinists, support roles in patternmaking, production of digitally printed or embroidered fabrics or garments is needed.

    Items to be produced would include a single or small range of products. This qualification is particularly suitable for those who are self-employed undertaking low volume production of items for local distribution outlets, for example, markets.

    There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Embroidery Machine Operator
    Fashion Design Assistant
    Fashion Designer
    Indigenous Textiles Designer

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    9 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Tuesday 6 June or Tuesday 13 June, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Ultimo College, Mary Ann St Ultimo, Building H, Level 2, Room H2.30.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class a week over 2 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Wednesday, 6:00pm to 8:30pm and Saturday 9:00am to 4:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    You will be required to purchase personal equipment upto the cost of $400.00 and some fabrics for some class exercises. This cost will depend on types of materials chosen. All other resources will be provided.


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MSS402051Apply quality standards30
    MSTCL3006Assemble bra or swimwear40
    MSTFD2001Design and produce a simple garment80
    MSTCL2011Draw and interpret a basic sketch30
    BSBDES202Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context30
    BSBDES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms50
    BSBDES301Explore the use of colour40
    MSTGN2011Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry80
    MSTCL3013Interpret patterns and apply pattern information30
    MSTCL2007Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays20
    MSTCL3012Make marker for complicated fabrics and lays40
    ICPPRN389Manage digital files40
    MSTFD3001Market design product to local outlets30
    MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices30
    MSTCL3010Sew woven and stretch knit garments40
    MSTFD2006Use a sewing machine for fashion design80
    ICPSUP281Use computer systems30
    MSTGN2001Use steaming and pressing equipment in TCF production20
    MSMWHS200Work safely30



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