The Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology is the perfect starting point for anyone who loves fashion, or working with fabric and design, and who would like a career in the fashion industry.
Career opportunities, include:
- design or production assistant
- machinist or in quality control
- product sourcing
- retail or online sales
Pathways to further study:
- MST30119 Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production
- MST40219 Certificate IV Clothing Production
- MST40519 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.
Studying the Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology at Holmesglen
This course provides an introductory overview of the fashion design and production process. You will learn how to create fashion illustrations, both by hand and digitally, put together colour and fabric proposals, modify patterns and designs, and make garments.
You will learn all of these skills from industry professionals, in purpose-built, industry-standard facilities, using the latest industrial equipment.
At the end of this course, you will have a folio of fashion design work suitable to use in interviews for a variety of fashion design courses, from certificate, through to diploma and degree level.
To receive this qualification, you must complete 13 units in total, comprising of 4 core units and 9 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
Commencing in July
Part time students
The new format is designed for part-time students starting in April 2023, with two evenings per week and all day Saturday. It consists of three distinct 9-week blocks, each with its own focus and outcomes.
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.
||Apply quality standards
||Use specialised machinery or processes to assist TCF production
||Use a sewing machine for fashion design
||Produce a simple textile fabric or product
||Draw and interpret a basic sketch
||Make simple creative work
||Identify design process for fashion designs
||Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
||Work in the TCF industry
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Design and produce a simple garment
||Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
| Code || Name |
|MSS402051||Apply quality standards|
|MSTCL2005||Use specialised machinery or processes to assist TCF production|
|MSTFD2006||Use a sewing machine for fashion design|
|MSTTX1001||Produce a simple textile fabric or product|
|MSTCL2011||Draw and interpret a basic sketch|
|CUAPPR211||Make simple creative work|
|MSTFD2005||Identify design process for fashion designs|
|MSTGN2014||Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace|
|MSTGN2018||Work in the TCF industry|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSTFD2001||Design and produce a simple garment|
|MSTGN2013||Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry|
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 course.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and attend a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
Please refer to our coronavirus update page to view current vaccine requirements.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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
On completion, you will receive the MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised/Concession fees.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable 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 apply for each 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