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Certificate IV in Design (Fashion & Textile Design)

National ID: CUA40715 | State ID: AB17


Join the dynamic fashion industry by combining your love of design with practical skills in North Metro's state of the art fashion and textiles facilities.

The purpose-built fashion studios are energetic and creative spaces where you will be taught by industry current lecturers. You will learn an impressive skill set to prepare for work in the real world or further study. Classes include garment design, fashion history, digital design, construction, illustration, pattern cutting and textile design.

Our fast track Certificate IV in Design (Fashion and Textile Design) course provides you with the opportunity to gain skills in visualizing, drawing and creating your own fashion designs in just six months. As one of the most highly regarded fashion and textiles courses in Australia, North Metro's fashion and textile design courses are built around the recognition of current and future trends in fashion, with an emphasis on quality design and higher level skills.

This is a highly competitive industry but our courses will give you the skills to get ahead of the rest. Our graduates take up opportunities in local, interstate and international markets as textile designers for garment and furnishing products, dress and costume designers and manufacturers, fashion magazine editors, illustrators and visualisers, retail managers and buyers, forecasters and colourists.

This course is only available in Semester 2, 2017.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

design assistant, junior garment assistant, assistant fashion designer

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Northbridge Building 6

This course has two different delivery methods.
In semester 1, 2017 we deliver this full-time course over 12 months
In semester 2, 2017 an intensive full-time program is delivered over 6 months

How Full-Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

design assistant, junior garment assistant, assistant fashion designer

Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Contribute to health and safety of self and others BSBWHS201 AUL95
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills BSBCRT301 AUL43
Generate design solutions BSBDES401 AUJ94
Integrate colour theory and design processes CUAACD401 AWK31
Interpret and respond to a design brief BSBDES402 AUH07
Realise a creative project CUAPPR401 AWH31
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design BSBDES305 AUK43

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Conduct research CUARES402 AWH00
Develop and extend design skills and practice BSBDES403 AUL36
Develop and refine illustrative work CUAILL401 AWI78
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms BSBDES302 AUJ90
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms BSBDES303 AUI55
Plan work space CUAPPR406 AWH26
Produce innovative digital images CUADIG405 AWJ31
Research and apply techniques in product design CUADES402 AWJ45

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III


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