Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

National ID: MST50116
State ID: BDG9
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
South Metropolitan TAFE

Real jobs in the creative, ever-changing and energetic world of fashion

When you complete the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at Bentley, you’re ready to work as an assistant fashion designer, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, fabric and supply technician, or patternmaker/grader.

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course builds on student fashion skills through strong emphasis on conceptual design development, fashion illustration, textile development and manipulation techniques, digital print development, digital fashion and production technologies, specialist patternmaking, CAD patternmaking and grading, and specialist garment construction including bras and swimwear, tailored fully lined jackets, boned bodices and leatherwork.

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Course description

Real jobs in the creative, ever-changing and energetic world of fashion

When you complete the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at Bentley, you’re ready to work as an assistant fashion designer, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, fabric and supply technician, or patternmaker/grader.

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course builds on student fashion skills through strong emphasis on conceptual design development, fashion illustration, textile development and manipulation techniques, digital print development, digital fashion and production technologies, specialist patternmaking, CAD patternmaking and grading, and specialist garment construction including bras and swimwear, tailored fully lined jackets, boned bodices and leatherwork.

See more on our award winning students and facilities facebook and instagram

Campus locations

Course page link
Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Start on the runway to a successful career in the fashion industry

Learn to design in the creative and cultural heart of the city. North Metro TAFE’s well established fashion department offers a stimulating design space that combines creativity with the underpinning practical skills necessary for success in an exciting and challenging industry.

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising begins with the necessary building blocks for a career in fashion design, such as beginner sewing, beginner pattern cutting, screen printing, digital design skills and fashion drawing. You will learn in simulated workplace design studios where original design interpretations, lateral thinking and extensive research are encouraged.

During this course you'll be given the opportunity to get involved in our creative community by participating in collaborations across various learning areas such as product design, jewellery design, graphic design and visual art; and gain real industry experience through our work placement programs.

On completion you’ll have an impressive skill set preparing you for further study or work in the real world.

Gain these skills

  • Garment design and construction
  • Textile design and digital fabric printing
  • 2D and 3D pattern cutting
  • Digital design and website development
  • Fashion illustration

Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creative flair and an eye for detail
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills
Units

Core Units

Unit Title

National ID

Use electronic fashion tools

MSTFD4020

Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

MSTFD4004

Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

MSTGN2011

Work safely

MSMWHS200

Interact and network with fashion industry participants

MSTFD4006

Identify performance and handling requirements

MSTCL3001

Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices

MSTFD5020

Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines

MSTFD5010

Operate computing technology in a TCF work place

MSTGN2009

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMENV272

Elective Units

Unit Title

National ID

Create pattern to meet design specifications applying patternmaking principlesMSTD4010
Refine digital art techniquesCUADIG508
Assemble and fit commercially tailored or bespoke garmentsMSTCL4002
Develop textile designs using computer-based design programsMSTTD5007
Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designsMSTFD5007
Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisationMSTFD5011
Determine and specify advanced construction processesMSTFD5018
Perform contour draping MSTFD5012
Apply design studio processes to meet client brief MSTFD5017
Sew Design Prototypes MSTFD4016
Apply design studio process MSTFD4001
Identify design process for fashion designers MSTFD2005
Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development MSTFD4002
Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles MSTCL3009
Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications MSTFD4008
Apply quality standards MSS402051
Experiment with techniques to produce drawings CUADRA401
Manipulate fabrics to create finishes MSTFD5005
Use colourisation techniques on fabrics MSTFD4019
Drape fabric to make patterns MSTFD4021
Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and contruction techniques MSTFD4014
Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts MSTFD4003
Draw a trade drawing for fashion designs MSTFD3004
Design produce experimental textiles MSTTD5004
Research commercial development of textiles MSTTD6001

Course description

Start on the runway to a successful career in the fashion industry

Learn to design in the creative and cultural heart of the city. North Metro TAFE’s well established fashion department offers a stimulating design space that combines creativity with the underpinning practical skills necessary for success in an exciting and challenging industry.

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising begins with the necessary building blocks for a career in fashion design, such as beginner sewing, beginner pattern cutting, screen printing, digital design skills and fashion drawing. You will learn in simulated workplace design studios where original design interpretations, lateral thinking and extensive research are encouraged.

During this course you'll be given the opportunity to get involved in our creative community by participating in collaborations across various learning areas such as product design, jewellery design, graphic design and visual art; and gain real industry experience through our work placement programs.

On completion you’ll have an impressive skill set preparing you for further study or work in the real world.

Gain these skills

  • Garment design and construction
  • Textile design and digital fabric printing
  • 2D and 3D pattern cutting
  • Digital design and website development
  • Fashion illustration

Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creative flair and an eye for detail
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills
Units

Core Units

Unit Title

National ID

Use electronic fashion tools

MSTFD4020

Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

MSTFD4004

Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

MSTGN2011

Work safely

MSMWHS200

Interact and network with fashion industry participants

MSTFD4006

Identify performance and handling requirements

MSTCL3001

Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices

MSTFD5020

Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines

MSTFD5010

Operate computing technology in a TCF work place

MSTGN2009

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMENV272

Elective Units

Unit Title

National ID

Create pattern to meet design specifications applying patternmaking principlesMSTD4010
Refine digital art techniquesCUADIG508
Assemble and fit commercially tailored or bespoke garmentsMSTCL4002
Develop textile designs using computer-based design programsMSTTD5007
Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designsMSTFD5007
Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisationMSTFD5011
Determine and specify advanced construction processesMSTFD5018
Perform contour draping MSTFD5012
Apply design studio processes to meet client brief MSTFD5017
Sew Design Prototypes MSTFD4016
Apply design studio process MSTFD4001
Identify design process for fashion designers MSTFD2005
Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development MSTFD4002
Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles MSTCL3009
Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications MSTFD4008
Apply quality standards MSS402051
Experiment with techniques to produce drawings CUADRA401
Manipulate fabrics to create finishes MSTFD5005
Use colourisation techniques on fabrics MSTFD4019
Drape fabric to make patterns MSTFD4021
Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and contruction techniques MSTFD4014
Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts MSTFD4003
Draw a trade drawing for fashion designs MSTFD3004
Design produce experimental textiles MSTTD5004
Research commercial development of textiles MSTTD6001

Campus locations

Course page link