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Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

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National ID: MST60116 | State ID: BDG8


This course will be available for study in 2020. To get started in your fashion career now please see MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

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

North Metro 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 you must have completed the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (or equivalent) to apply for this course.

Gain these skills

  • Garment design and construction
  • Textile design and digital fabric printing
  • 2D and 3D pattern cutting
  • Digital design and website development
  • Fashion illustration

Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Creative flair and an eye for detail
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills

 Core Units

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Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items


Elective Units

Unit Title

National ID

Develop graphic designs for branding and identity CUAGRD607
Originate a body of independent creative work CUAPPR601
Manage fashion design process MSTFD6003
Develop a fashion range MSTFD6006
Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production MSTFD6008
Drape structured over-garments MSTFD6005
Develop a textile product range MSTTD6003
Create and produce textile designs for commercial production MSTTD6004
Design innovative products CUADES601
Manage product development of fashion designs MSTFD6002
Research commercial development of textiles MSTTD6001
Develop marking plans for fashion products MSTFD5004
Refine digital art techniques CUADIG508

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Job opportunities

Fashion designer, design assistant, pattern cutter, studio manager, sample machinist, textile designer, fashion illustrator, fashion production assistant, digital designer for textiles, social media or PR officer, fashion web maintenance, fashion event management, visual merchandiser.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University or Edith Cowan University
Internships with designers in Australia or overseas

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One year (2 semesters) full-time, after completion of MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

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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.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Available Semester 1
Available Semester 2

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