This course gives you a basic understanding of design skills, pattern making and garment construction for the fashion industry. Your future career path may include producing single garments or a small range of products for small business or local distribution such as markets.
This qualification aims to give students an introductory overview of fashion design and is particularly suitable for those who are self-employed undertaking low volume production of items for local distribution outlets, such as markets.
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.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
This qualification provides skills in OH&S, quality standards, TCF computing technology, designing, drawing and interpreting sketches, modifying patterns, fibres and fabrics, using a sewing machine, sewing components, designing and producing a simple garment. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 15 elective units.
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.
The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession