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MST60119 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

MST60119 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

National ID MST60119 State ID BEP4

Collaborate and create 

Get involved in the design, development and production of textiles and go on to develop a fashion range.

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When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On campus.

Learn to design in the creative and cultural heart of the city.

North Metropolitan TAFE’s well established fashion department offers a stimulating design space that combines creativity with the underpinning practical skills necessary for success in an exciting and challenging industry.

The Advanced Diploma builds on the skills you've gained from the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.  You will learn in simulated workplace design studios where original design interpretations, lateral thinking and extensive research are encouraged.

During this course you'll be given the opportunity to get involved in our creative community by participating in collaborations across various learning areas such as product design, jewellery design, graphic design and visual art; and gain real industry experience through our work placement programs.

On completion you’ll have an impressive skill set preparing you for further study or work in the real world. 

Please note: the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising(opens in a new tab) contains pre-requisite units for this Advanced Diploma course, it is therefore strongly recommended that you have completed the Diploma of Applied Fashion and Merchandising (or equivalent) before applying for this course.

This course is only offered in semester one of each year.

Watch NMTAFE Fashion and Textile Design - Graduates 2022 on YouTube.
  • Research commercial development and production of textiles
  • Develop a textile product range
  • Manage the fashion design process
  • Develop a fashion range
  • Refine digital art techniques
  • Develop marketing strategy for fashion

I have the following attributes:

  • Creative flair and an eye for detail
  • Autonomous worker
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills

Important information

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Semester 1, 2024


Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Perth
How On campus



National ID Unit title
MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
MSTGN6001 Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSS402051 Apply quality standards
MSTFD5010 Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
MSTGN2014 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
MSTGN2013 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
MSTFD5029 Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
MSTFD4023 Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
MSTFD4006 Interact and network with fashion industry participants


National ID Unit title
MSTFD6003 Manage fashion design process
MSTFD5025 Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
MSTFD5028 Develop merchandising plans for fashion products
MSTFD6002 Manage product development of fashion designs
CUADES601 Design innovative products
MSTFD6005 Drape structured over-garments
MSTFD6006 Develop a fashion range
MSTFD6008 Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production
MSTFD5023 Develop marketing plans for fashion products
MSTFD6009 Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development
MSTGN5016 Develop textile designs using digital software
MSTGN6007 Manage production processes
MSTTD6002 Apply electronic systems to textile design and production
MSTFD5024 Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
MSTFD5011 Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
MSTFD5021 Conduct digital patternmaking and grading
MSTFD4001 Apply design studio process
CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice
CUAPPR611 Originate a body of independent creative work
MSTAT4014 Assemble and fit bespoke garments
MSTAT5007 Design and produce experimental textiles
MSTAT5008 Design and produce printed textiles
MSTAT6004 Develop a textile product range
MSTFD4008 Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
MSTFD5018 Determine and specify advanced construction processes
MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
MSTFD4016 Sew design prototypes
MSTFD5005 Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes
CUAGRD612 Originate graphic designs for complex briefs
MSTFD5012 Perform contour draping
MSTFD5017 Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
MSTTD6003 Develop a textile product range

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