Creative Industries

MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology is part of the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package. It is for people who want an introduction to basic design and to develop skills and knowledge to prepare them for work in a creative and production oriented environment within the fashion industry. In a highly supervised training environment you will learn what it is like to work in the fashion industry, and how to work safely and produce high quality products. This is a hands-on course that allows for some creative expression to develop and be displayed in the practical projects undertaken.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete this qualification have several pathway options.

  • Full-time training that could lead to MST30816 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
  • Employment and further training, on the job, in selected units specific to the enterprise
  • Employment and further training, off the job, in selected skill sets, to enhance opportunities
  • Employment appropriate to their skill level in the industry as a machinist in clothing manufacturing
  • Repair and alterations or Soft Furnishing manufacturing
  • Employment in the retail area, such as Fashion Boutiques, fabric and haberdashery outlets.

Dates and Times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration:  2 days per week, 9am to 3pm
  • Venue: Campbell Street Campus, 75 Campbell Street, Hobart
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Venue:  Fashion, A Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  February 2019
    • Students may be accepted midyear depending on their experience, an interview is required
  • Duration:  3 days per week, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 9am to 3.30pm
  • Venue:  Fashion, C Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

It is recommended that students who intend to enrol in this course attend an Information Session which is followed by an interview. This ensures that students have sufficient information prior to making a commitment to enrolling in the course and paying fees. The Information Session will cover:

  • Information about the course (structure, content and delivery methods)
  • Enrolment process, policy and fees
  • Qualification outcome
  • Pathways and further training opportunities
  • Information about assessment (methods used, flexibility, recognition, appeals process)
  • TasTAFE Student Information Brochure
  • Language, literacy and numeracy support services available
  • Student Counselling and disability support
  • Resources required and provided
  • OH&S requirements

Learning Options

Units from the Textiles Clothing and footwear Training Package are delivered holistically in a training environment simulating workplace practices. Learning options can include:

  • Demonstrations – to show you how to do tasks.
  • Learner Guides – Books that contain information to help with learning.
  • Workroom learning for theory.

Assessment Process

Assessments are conducted at TasTAFE. Assessment may be a combination of:

  • Oral / written questioning that confirm understanding of underpinning knowledge and skills
  • Practical tasks that demonstrate competence to the standard required
  • Products that meet a quality industry standard

If required, other assessment methods may be used for students (eg documented verbal tests instead of short written tests).


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South – Hunter Street
$60 for materials used in class that the student retains.


An interest in fashion and design.

Qualification Requirements

To be awarded the MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, competency must be achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency.

  • four (4) core units of competency
  • nine (9) elective units of competency as specified below


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