Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course details
Course description and aims
This qualification is intended for assistant design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as assistant roles associated with managing fashion product as part of a fashion enterprise. Skills include design and product development, as well as technical production skills to support management and fashion businesses.
Skills may be applied at various stages across the design, production and supply chain continuum, according to workplace roles and enterprise requirements. Outcomes allow for specialisation in fashion design and product development or business merchandising, as well as generalist roles.
Skills involve the use of both manual and digital design tools, and may be applied at various stages of the supply chain. Design outcomes build on technical production skills and provide a basis for career progression to design or business management roles.
This qualification offers a generic MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, as well as two pathways targeting the skill requirements of fashion designer and fashion business management.
The following additional qualification descriptors are approved for this qualification:
Pathway 1: MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
(Design and Product Development)
Pathway 2: MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
(Business and Merchandising)
There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.
Enrol at any location
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 Campus, Mary Ann Street, Building H, Level 2, Room H2.30
You will need to attend approximately 19 hours of class a week over 3 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled
GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
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
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual 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.
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
Find out more about VET Student Loans at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/vet%20student%20loans/pages/vet%20student%20loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
Find out about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition
Financial assistance: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance
You will be required to purchase fabrics for Applied Design studio ranges. This cost will depend on types of materials chosen and the extent of your range. You will also be required to purchase paper and calico for class exercises.
This is an advanced entry course. You must have sucsesfully completed the Certificate 3 in Applied Fashion Design & Technology to gain entry.
Units of Study
|Code||Name||Start Date||End Date||Census||Amount|
|UOS VSL-Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising||2017/07/17||2017/10/13||2017/09/04||$1438.00|
|UOS VSL-Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising||2017/10/09||2018/01/05||2017/11/06||$1438.00|
|UOS VSL-Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising||2018/01/08||2018/03/30||2018/02/05||$1438.00|
|UOS VSL-Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising||2018/04/03||2018/06/25||2018/05/07||$1436.00|
|Number||Subject name||Nominal hours|
|MSTFD5003||Analyse fit model||40|
|MSTFD5017||Apply design studio processes to meet client brief||90|
|MSS402051||Apply quality standards||30|
|MSTFD5020||Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices||100|
|MSTFD4003||Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts||80|
|MSTFD4004||Calculate cost estimates for fashion products||30|
|MSTFD5021||Conduct digital patternmaking and grading||150|
|MSTFD5008||Conduct fashion design purchasing||40|
|MSTFD4008||Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications||40|
|MSTFD4015||Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications||50|
|MSTFD4010||Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles||80|
|MSTFD4011||Cut fabrics for prototype designs||40|
|MSTFD5018||Determine and specify advanced construction processes||100|
|MSTFD5010||Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines||50|
|MSTFD5022||Develop digital costing markers||130|
|MSTFD5015||Develop patterns for complex fashion garments||100|
|MSTCL3009||Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles||50|
|MSTFD4012||Develop product specifications for fashion design||40|
|MSTFD4021||Drape fabrics to make patterns||60|
|MSTFD3004||Draw a trade drawing for fashion design||40|
|MSTFD4013||Grade 2-D patterns||80|
|MSTFD5016||Grade complex patterns||60|
|MSTFD2005||Identify design process for fashion designs||40|
|MSTCL3001||Identify fabric performance and handling requirements||40|
|MSTGN2011||Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry||80|
|MSTFD4006||Interact and network with fashion industry participants||80|
|MSTGN2009||Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace||50|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||30|
|MSTFD5012||Perform contour draping||50|
|MSTCL3002||Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications||60|
|MSTFD5011||Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation||50|
|MSTFD4016||Sew design prototypes||60|
|MSTFD2006||Use a sewing machine for fashion design||80|
|MSTFD4020||Use electronic fashion design tools||80|