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.

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?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

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Career opportunities

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

We’re here to help…

At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

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Career opportunities

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