If you love fashion, working with fabric and design, and would like a career in the fashion industry, the Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology will introduce you to all facets of the fashion design and production process.
Career opportunities, include:
- design assistant
- quality controller
- sewing machinist
- production support
Pathways to further study:
- MST30119 Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production
- MST40219 Certificate IV in Clothing Production
- MST40519 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology.
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Studying the Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology at Holmesglen
Through the design process, you will learn how to create fashion illustrations, both by hand and digitally, put together colour and fabric proposals, modify patterns and design and make garments.
You will learn all of these skills in purpose built, industry standard facilities and on the latest industrial equipment, taught by industry professionals.
New flexible part time delivery
The course is also delivered flexibly, in three, 9-week blocks.
You’ll be on campus two nights per week plus Saturday
Each block has a different focus with real outcomes, providing you with a
broad range of foundation skills.
Enrol in one BLOCK at a time, and pay as you go (Fee For Service).
If you enrol in all three BLOCKS at once – you may be eligible for a
government subsidised place.
Block 1: Learn professional sewing techniques and applications while working in a safe environment. Understand and apply Quality Standards used in the apparel industry.
Block 2: Prepare a Design Folio:- create digital design boards, learn fashion illustration, draw technical sketches and participate in a team design challenge.
Block 3: Design and produce a simple garment, incorporating sustainable elements.
Full time - July intake - Three days per week for six months.
Part time - April intake - Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6pm - 9pm and all day Saturday 9am - 4pm for three terms of nine weeks, with each term covering a discrete skill: Sewing, Design and Pattern Modification.
To be awarded the MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, competency must be achieved in 13 units.
Four core units of competency
Nine elective units of competency.
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Draw and interpret a basic sketch
||Make simple creative work
||Design and produce a simple garment
||Identify design process for fashion designs
||Use a sewing machine for fashion design
||Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
||Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
||Work in the TCF industry
||Produce a simple textile fabric or product
||Apply quality standards
||Use specialised machinery or processes to assist TCF production
| Code || Name |
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSTCL2011||Draw and interpret a basic sketch|
|CUAPPR201||Make simple creative work|
|MSTFD2001||Design and produce a simple garment|
|MSTFD2005||Identify design process for fashion designs|
|MSTFD2006||Use a sewing machine for fashion design|
|MSTGN2013||Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry|
|MSTGN2014||Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace|
|MSTGN2018||Work in the TCF industry|
|MSTTX1001||Produce a simple textile fabric or product|
|MSS402051||Apply quality standards|
|MSTCL2005||Use specialised machinery or processes to assist TCF production|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
After completing this course you will receive the MST20616 Certificate II Applied Fashion Design & Technology.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession