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Course overview

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Locations

  • Alanvale
  • Burnie
  • Campbell Street

Attendance options

  • Full-time

Study type

  • Mixed Learning
$

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Channel your passion for all things Fashion…!

This nationally recognised qualification will provide you with the skills you need to work as an Assistant Designer, Patternmaker or Sewing Machinist, or provide support to fashion industry personnel in a variety of other roles.

In this course, you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills in design studio processes, and learn how to communicate design concepts, create patterns to meet specifications and produce quality fashion products.

You’ll learn a broad range of practical skills in one of our specialist Fashion workrooms located in Burnie, Launceston or Hobart, which are set up to simulate a real workplace environment.

You’ll focus on extending your core skills in design, pattern making, sewing and technology while also learning how to calculate cost estimates for fashion products. You’ll also learn how to identify the design process for fashion designs, draw a trade drawing and develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles, as well as how to prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications and drape fabrics to make patterns.

In this course, you will also have the opportunity to further your skills in identifying fibres, fabrics and textiles and applying quality standards, as well as learn how to work safely in the Fashion industry context.

For this course, you will need to be able to attend campus two days per week, and participate in online activity one day per week, as well as work independently in your own time for the equivalent of one day per week.

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills you need to seek employment opportunities in niche fashion industry outlets and markets as a Designer, Dressmaker or Alteration Specialist.

Interested in starting this course?

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Career opportunities

  • Dressmaker
  • Designer
  • Garment Repairperson
  • Alteration Specialist
  • Fashion Design Assistant Manager
  • Fashion Merchandiser

Important information

TasTAFE offer MST40519 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising as a 12 month program, designed for students who have successfully completed MST30819 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology and wish to continue their development in the fashion industry.

Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising has a total of 25 units. Credit will be provided for the following units students have completed in the MST30819 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology:

  • MSTGN2014      Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • MSTCL2019       Sew components, complex tasks
  • MSTFD4021       Drape Fabrics to make patterns
  • MSTFD2005       Identify design process for fashion designs
  • MSTFD2006       Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • MSTFD3004       Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • MSTCL2010       Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • MSTCL3002       Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
  • MSTCL3009       Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • MSTCL3010       Sew woven and stretch knit garments
  • MSTCL3013       Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • MSTGN2013      Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles in the TCF industry
  • MSS402501       Apply Quality Standards
  • MSMENV272     Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMWHS200    Work safely

The remaining ten units that will be delivered over the 12 month program are:

  • MSTFD4006       Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • MSTFD4023       Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
  • MSTCL4001       Perform sample machining of advanced construction garments
  • MSTFD4001       Apply design studio process
  • MSTFD4002       Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development
  • MSTFD4008       Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
  • MSTFD4010       Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principle
  • MSTFD4012       Develop product specifications for fashion design
  • MSTFD4016       Sew design prototypes
  • MSTCL3007       Embellish garment by hand or machine

The combination of the 15 units Credited from the Certificate III and the successful completion of the 10 units delivered in the 12 month Certificate IV program will provide you with the full MST40519 – Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology.

For students wishing to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning in any or all of the required Certificate III units, please note that this may increase the duration of the program to 24 months.

Career opportunities

  • Dressmaker
  • Designer
  • Garment Repairperson
  • Alteration Specialist
  • Fashion Design Assistant Manager
  • Fashion Merchandiser

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