QUALIFICATION

Advanced Diploma Program in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Generalist)



TAFE SA Code: CP00287

Incorporating: Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (MST60119)

Description

The general stream includes significant learning in pattern making, sewing and design as well as CAD for textile design. Enter the fashion industry with essential skills under your belt. You will have the skills, knowledge and insights to apply to pattern making, sewing, garment design, product development, couture techniques, garment tech and production roles including management and supply chain in the fashion industry.

Duration
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Up to 24 months 

Full Time

Fashion Designer Fashion Designer

Locations & Applications

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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 24 month course
Subsidised
$3,761
$15,043
Concession
$1,458
$5,833

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$4,682
$18,727

This course also has an incidentals cost of $121.00 for Two textbooks: Technical Drawing for Fashion by Basia Szkutnicka and The Swatch Book (2nd Edition) by Clive Hallet..

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Students will need to access industry specific machinery and major equipment while studying at TAFE SA Fashion Program.
    • Students are also required to provide their own equipment kit, consisting of basic sewing, patternmaking and design tools. An equipment kit list detailing the requirements and supplier information is provided to students by the TAFE SA Fashion Program.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Job outcomes applicable to this qualification include but are not limited to:
    Fashion garment product developer assistant
    Fashion garment design assistant
    Fashion garment production assistant
    Entry level pattern making opportunities
    Entry level sample making and machining of garments
    Made to measure opportunities
    Bridal/Special occasion
    Alterations

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Skills Covered

    Advanced Diploma Program in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Generalist)
    The general stream includes significant learning in pattern making, sewing and design as well as CAD for textile design. Enter the fashion industry with essential skills under your belt. You will have the skills, knowledge and insights to apply to pattern making, sewing, garment design, product development, couture techniques, garment tech and production roles including management and supply chain in the fashion industry. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 11 core units and 34 elective units.

    Qualification/Certification

    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    Qualification TAFE SA Code National Code
    Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising TP01155 MST60119

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    81%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
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