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.
- 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
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|Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent||Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)||Certificate III|
- Fashion Production Assistant
- Design Assistant
- Pattern Cutter
- Sample Machinist
- Fashion Event Organiser
- Visual Merchandiser
- Fashion Illustrator
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
Study options and next steps
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Semester 1, 2023
Perth - On Campus
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The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. 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.
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