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MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

National ID MST50119 State ID BEP9

Design your own career in fashion.

Gain the necessary skills for a career in fashion design.

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When Semester 1, 2024.

Study Mode On campus.

Start on the runway to a successful career in the fashion industry

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 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising begins with the necessary skills for a career in fashion design, such as sewing, pattern cutting, screen printing, digital design skills and fashion drawing. 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. 

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

Watch NMTAFE Fashion and Textile Design - Graduates 2022 on YouTube.
  • Garment design and construction
  • Textile design and digital fabric printing
  • 2D and 3D pattern cutting
  • Digital design and website development
  • Fashion illustration

I have the following attributes:

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

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Semester 1, 2024


Duration 4 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Perth
How On campus

Course fees

Indicative General fee $13,675.59
(Tuition fee* $12,280.59 + Resource fee $1,395.00 )

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822


National ID Unit title
MSTFD4023 Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
MSS402051 Apply quality standards
MSTFD4006 Interact and network with fashion industry participants
MSTFD5010 Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSTGN2013 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
MSTGN2014 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
National ID Unit title
MSTFD5029 Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
MSTFD5028 Develop merchandising plans for fashion products
MSTFD5025 Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
MSTFD5024 Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
MSTFD5023 Develop marketing plans for fashion products
MSTFD5021 Conduct digital patternmaking and grading
MSTFD5018 Determine and specify advanced construction processes
MSTFD5017 Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
MSTFD5012 Perform contour draping
MSTFD5011 Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
CUADIG415 Produce innovative digital images
MSTFD4016 Sew design prototypes
MSTFD5005 Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes
MSTFD4021 Drape fabrics to make patterns
CUADIG518 Refine digital art techniques
MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
MSTFD4008 Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
MSTFD4001 Apply design studio process
MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
MSTAT5008 Design and produce printed textiles
MSTAT5007 Design and produce experimental textiles
MSTAT4014 Assemble and fit bespoke garments
CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
MSTGN5016 Develop textile designs using digital software

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