Creative Industries

MST30819 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

This qualification  will reflect a vocational outcome for those who wish to produce fashion products where a basic understanding of design and pattern making skills are needed. Garment construction techniques and industrial sewing production methods also form a strong focus of the training.

Training also covers an awareness of the textile, clothing and footwear industry and the underpinning knowledge, skills and pre-requisites required for progression to higher qualification levels.

Career Opportunities

This qualification is particularly suitable for those who are seeking employment in low volume production, either self-employment or contract work for the local clothing production industry.

Location, dates and times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Next Intake:   17 February to December 2020
  • Duration:  37 weeks
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:   17 February to 4 December 2020
  • Duration:  37 weeks
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Burnie Campus

Learning Options

Practical units are delivered in the classroom environment simulating workplace practices, research and theory components will be on-line. Learning options can include:

  • Demonstrations – to show you how to do tasks.
  • Learning Resources – Books, videos that contain information to help with learning.
  • Digital – An on-line self-paced system accessed on and off campus

Assessment Process

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

  • Recognition of current skills – this can be either the provision of evidence or completion of an assessment tasks
  • Oral / written questioning that confirm understanding of underpinning knowledge and skills
  • Assignments that cover research and theory components of the training
  • Practical tasks that demonstrate competence t 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).

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students are required to purchase their own diary, note book, binders, pens, pencils, rulers (including pattern making/grading ruler), start-up sewing kit and scissors

Are there ‘other’ costs?

Yes, the following are required:

  • Statewide – $100 for materials used in class that the student retains.

Essential Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this Qualification

Student Support

Support is available to help students who may have difficulty meeting the above requirements. Some of these skills may be improved through the learning process.
TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


MST30819 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology – Fashion Design Specialisation

Qualification Requirements

To be awarded the MST30819 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, competency must be achieved in nineteen (19)  units of competency:

  • four (4)  core units of competency
  • fifteen (15)  elective units of competency.



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