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Take your fashion career to the next level. This intensive course teaches you illustration, sewing, product development, advanced pattern making and draping, made to measure, garment design and range production, computer aided pattern making, marketing and merchandising of fashion products, business planning, and swimwear. The Advanced Diploma training will culminate in the design and creation of a fashion collection enabling you to better position yourself to gain employment in the fashion industry. You will  experience the process of designing and developing a complete fashion range, from the marketing to production stage, showcasing your collection in front of local industry representatives. You will be equipped to start taking orders for your first wholesale fashion range under your own label name. Full training is provided in a simulated workroom using industrial sewing machines and cutting edge equipment so no previous sewing and/or design skills are required.

Student Opportunities:

Mt Gravatt: Finish your studies with a comprehensive portfolio of work and exhibit your fashion range to industry representatives and potential employers at the graduate Fashion Parade Gala Event. You will also have the opportunity to apply for overseas study tours to global fashion destinations including New York, London, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, Shanghai and New Delhi.

Mooloolaba: Sunshine Plaza monthly Pop-up shop. Sunshine plaza has provided TAFE Queensland East Coast students with the opportunity to run a pop-up shop on the first weekend of every month. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase and sell your creations and gain valuable retail experience. Course details

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Mooloolaba, Mt Gravatt

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Sze Yuen (Ruby) Luk

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology

Some of my family members had studied in Australia when they were young so after starting my studies at university in Hong Kong I decided to continue them in Australia. I chose TAFE Queensland because it has a good reputation and the fees are affordable. My dream is to be a fashion designer and at TAFE Queensland I’ve learnt lots of practical skills that will help me in my future career.

Sze Yuen (Ruby) Luk
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane



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Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Mt Gravatt Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
Mooloolaba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
29/01/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Location/s

Mooloolaba
34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557

Mt Gravatt
1030 Cavendish Road
Mt. Gravatt QLD 4122

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location.

Mt Gravatt:

Students will be required to purchase a Sewing Kit and a Design Kit at an additional cost. Further details will be provided at orientation.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Wednesday 8.00am - 12.00pm

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am - 4.45pm and Friday 8.00am - 12.00pm

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Important Information

Mt Gravatt:

Graduating students have the opportunity to exhibit their garments in a professional fashion show, attend industry events and apply for self-funded overseas study tours.

Units

To achieve both qualifications you will need to complete 45 units:
Core Competencies: 10
Elective Competencies: 35

Mt Gravatt

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTGN2009 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace Core
MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSMWHS200 Work safely Core
MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements Core
MSTFD5020 Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices Core
MSTFD4006 Interact and network with fashion industry participants Core
MSTFD4004 Calculate cost estimates for fashion products Core
MSTFD5010 Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines Core
MSTGN6001 Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items Core

Mooloolaba

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTGN2009 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace Core
MSS402051 Apply quality standards Core
MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry Core
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MSMWHS200 Work safely Core
MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements Core
MSTFD4006 Interact and network with fashion industry participants Core
MSTFD4004 Calculate cost estimates for fashion products Core
MSTFD5010 Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines Core
MSTGN6001 Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items Core

Mt Gravatt

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs Elective
MSTFD3004 Draw a trade drawing for fashion design Elective
MSTTD5004 Design and produce experimental textiles Elective
MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic styles Elective
MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles Elective
MSS402051 Apply quality standards Elective
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design Elective
MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques Elective
MSTFD4003 Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts Elective
MSTFD5011 Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation Elective
MSTFD4020 Use electronic fashion design tools Elective
MSTFD5006 Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria Elective
MSTFD4021 Drape fabrics to make patterns Elective
MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles Elective
MSTFD4016 Sew design prototypes Elective
MSTFD4011 Cut fabrics for prototype designs Elective
MSTFD5001 Design bras and swimwear Elective
MSTFD4013 Grade 2-D patterns Elective
MSTFD5021 Conduct digital patternmaking and grading Elective
MSTFD5005 Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes Elective
MSTFD5012 Perform contour draping Elective
MSTFD4015 Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications Elective
MSTFD5018 Determine and specify advanced construction processes Elective
MSTFD5007 Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs Elective
MSTFD5004 Develop marketing plans for fashion products Elective
MSTFD5009 Cost production of fashion or textile designs Elective
MSTFD6006 Develop a fashion range Elective
MSTTD6003 Develop a textile product range Elective
MSTFD6005 Drape structured over-garments Elective
MSTFD6003 Manage fashion design process Elective
MSTFD5015 Develop patterns for complex fashion garments Elective
MSTTD6001 Research commercial development of textiles Elective
MSTFD6002 Manage product development of fashion designs Elective
MSTFD6001 Evaluate commercial viability of designs Elective
MSTFD6008 Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production Elective

Mooloolaba

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs Elective
MSTFD3004 Draw a trade drawing for fashion design Elective
MSTFD4020 Use electronic fashion design tools Elective
MSTTD5004 Design and produce experimental textiles Elective
MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic styles Elective
MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles Elective
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design Elective
MSTFD4003 Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts Elective
MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques Elective
MSTFD5011 Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation Elective
MSTFD5005 Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes Elective
MSTFD4013 Grade 2-D patterns Elective
MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles Elective
MSTFD4021 Drape fabrics to make patterns Elective
MSTFD4016 Sew design prototypes Elective
MSTFD5004 Develop marketing plans for fashion products Elective
MSTTD5007 Develop textile designs using computer-based design programs Elective
MSTFD5007 Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs Elective
MSTFD5009 Cost production of fashion or textile designs Elective
MSTFD5020 Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices Elective
MSTFD5002 Develop and test patterns for bras and swimwear Elective
MSTFD5018 Determine and specify advanced construction processes Elective
MSTFD5021 Conduct digital patternmaking and grading Elective
MSTFD5012 Perform contour draping Elective
MSTFD4015 Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications Elective
MSTFD5019 Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations Elective
MSTFD6006 Develop a fashion range Elective
MSTTD6003 Develop a textile product range Elective
MSTTD6001 Research commercial development of textiles Elective
MSTFD6009 Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development Elective
MSTFD6001 Evaluate commercial viability of designs Elective
MSTFD5015 Develop patterns for complex fashion garments Elective
MSTFD6005 Drape structured over-garments Elective
MSTFD6008 Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production Elective
MSTFD6002 Manage product development of fashion designs Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Mt Gravatt, Brisbane    
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
$30,000 2 Years
Mooloolaba, East Coast    
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
$30,000 2 Years

Additional costs

Mt Gravatt:

Sewing Kit and Design Kit - approx. $500 required in the first semester

Mooloolaba:

Sewing Kit - approx. $175

Outcome

MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising 094559E
MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising 094606C

Job prospects

  • Dressmaker or Tailor
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Retail Assistant/Salesperson
  • Fashion Designer
  • Sales Assistant
  • CAD Operator
  • Retail Manager
  • Fashion Co-ordinator/Designer
  • Assistant Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Accessories Designer
  • Patternmaker
  • Retail Buyer
  • Production Manager

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Sze Yuen (Ruby) Luk

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology

Some of my family members had studied in Australia when they were young so after starting my studies at university in Hong Kong I decided to continue them in Australia. I chose TAFE Queensland because it has a good reputation and the fees are affordable. My dream is to be a fashion designer and at TAFE Queensland I’ve learnt lots of practical skills that will help me in my future career.

Sze Yuen (Ruby) Luk
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 10 January 2018

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