MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Note: We are no longer taking new enrolments for this course.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is intended for design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as roles associated with managing fashion business as part of an enterprise. Skills include design and product development, as well as technical production skills and business.

 

This course applies to management of textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) operations that requires knowledge of fashion design and technical production processes, the use of emerging technologies and TCF merchandising techniques that may be applied at various stages of the supply chain.

 

This comprehensive course is designed to give students a complete range of practical skills and knowledge in design, production and business. The focus will be on designing a collection of garments for a fashion parade. The course focuses on a broad range of topics that align to most areas of the fashion industry.

 

Fashion qualifications are offered by Melbourne Fashion Institute RTO 21254 (MFI), a registered trading name of National Training Services Pty Ltd and approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority who are our Government regulatory agency.

WHO IS IT FOR

This course provides a maximum of creative, technical and business training. It is suitable for those who wish to have careers in a variety of roles within the fashion industry.

DURATION

12 months full-time

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

MFI Pre-requisites:

  • MST30816 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
  • MST40516 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • Commencement of MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (MFI Design Stream)

NTS PATHWAYS

None

TUITION FEES

FEE TYPE
Fee Concession Rate

Full Fee

FEE PAID BY STUDENT
$5, 100

$10, 100

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

CERTIFICATION

To be awarded the MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology, competency must be achieved in forty-five (45) units of competency and consist of:

 

  • Ten core units of competency
  • Thirty-five elective units of competency

 

View the full list of units of competency here →

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

  • Approximately $1000+ (cost will vary depending on quality of accessories and quantity of fabrics purchased)
  • Current edition of Adobe Creative Suite software package or access to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Personal Laptop required (maximum two years old)

 

*Detailed equipment lists received at enrolment

ASSESSMENT

Assessment requires competence in units that align to all assignments, set tasks and projects. In order to develop the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course, students are required to be punctual and encouraged to attend all classes.

LEARNING

  • Industry specific, simulating work environment
  • Combination of theory and practical
  • Research
  • Trade skills
  • Homework
  • Includes guest speakers from the fashion industry sharing real life experiences
  • Includes visits to retailers, factories, design houses, wholesalers and more (subject to availability)
  • Small class sizes of eight to fifteen students
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