Creative Industries

LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology is part of the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package.

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology is a qualification designed to provide the skills for employment as an advanced patternmaker or an assistant designer or to work in a small enterprise carrying out both occupations.

A pathway can also be packaged to cover employment outcomes as a designer/maker operating your own small business or in merchandising for those working in fashion related sales, marketing, retail buying and supply chain management.

Career Opportunities

  • Full or part-time training that leads to an Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology. (Not currently offered in Tasmania)
  • Further study opportunities relative to the Clothing and Textiles Industry.
  • Employment in the Clothing Industry and/or allied industries.
  • Career opportunities may also include self-employment as a custom-work dressmaker/designer, or garment repairs or alteration specialist.

Dates and Times

Campbell Street Campus

  • Next Intake:  2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Clothing Textiles and Design have an application process which aims to ensure that each person has sufficient information to make an informed choice.
It is recommended that students who intend to enrol in this course attend an Information Session and an interview.

Information Sessions 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
  • WH&S requirements

Learning Options

Units from the Training Package are delivered holistically, in a project based format, within a training environment, simulating workplace practices.
Training at the Diploma level is self directed through the application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth, where judgement is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.

Learning options can include:

  • Simulated workroom
  • Demonstrations – to show you how to do tasks.
  • Self directed work based projects
  • Skill sessions as required
  • Information Sheets and visual aids

Assessment Process

Assessments are conducted at TasTAFE and/or in a suitable location, such as an exhibition space. A portfolio of work completed by the student will be required to be presented to an assessment panel for final assessment.

Assessment may be a combination of:

  • Recognition of current skills – this can be either the provision of evidence or completion of an assessment task
  • Oral/written questioning that confirms understanding of underpinning knowledge and skills
  • Assignments that cover research and theory components of the training
  • 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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Fees and Payments

Fee reductions are available for students who have completed units from LMT31407 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology or LMT41007 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology.

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan
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Entry into the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology is via Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology.

Clothing Textiles and Design Selection Criteria outlines the following, students are required to have:

  • the ability to take responsibility for own outputs.
  • the submission and acceptance of an appropriate research/study proposal for Diploma studies.
  • interpersonal communication and personal presentation skills required to work effectively at an advanced level in the Clothing Industry.
  • an understanding of the typical daily work roles for a career in the industry sector.
  • an understanding of the requirement to comply with the security/safety standards required by workroom regulations.
  • sufficient language skills to understand, interpret, communicate and carry out instructions within the training environment.
  • advanced computer skills.

Support is available to help students who may have difficulty meeting the above requirements.

Qualification Requirements

The qualification consists of 35 units, 10 core units and 25 elective units.


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