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Course code:

MST40516

Next available intakes:

February

Course length:

Full Time: 1 year , Part Time: 2 years

Campus:

St Kilda Road

This course provides a general grounding in basic fashion design, including identifying fibres and fabrics, fashion illustration, designing and creating patterns and blocks, making and manufacturing, and using electronic fashion design tools.

You will graduate from the course with a sound knowledge of the fashion design process and have skills to obtain entry level work in occupations such as assistant designers and pattern makers, who work with and support other fashion industry personnel. 

The course incorporates simulated workplace activities and will prepare you for further studies in a variety of fashion design and textiles courses at diploma and degree level.

You will produce a folio of work that can be used when applying for further studies.


Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete nine core units and 16 elective units.

Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.

If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

ASSESSMENT

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

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMWHS200

Work safely

MSS402051

Apply quality standards

MSTGN2009

Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

MSTGN2011

Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

MSTCL3009

Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

MSTFD2005

Identify design process for fashion designs

MSTFD2006

Use a sewing machine for fashion design

MSTFD3004

Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

MSTFD4002

Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development

MSTFD4003

Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

MSTFD4008

Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications

MSTFD4011

Cut fabrics for prototype designs

MSTFD4016

Sew design prototypes

MSTCL3001

Identify fabric performance and handling requirements

MSTFD4001

Apply design studio process

MSTFD4004

Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

MSTFD4005

Communicate and sell design concepts

MSTFD4006

Interact and network with fashion industry participants

MSTFD4010

Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles

MSTFD4012

Develop product specifications for fashion design

MSTFD4013

Grade 2-D patterns

MSTFD4014

Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques

MSTFD4017

Source materials and resources for production of fashion designs

MSTFD4020

Use electronic fashion design tools

Code Name
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200Work safely
MSS402051Apply quality standards
MSTGN2009Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
MSTGN2011Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
MSTCL3009Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
MSTFD2005Identify design process for fashion designs
MSTFD2006Use a sewing machine for fashion design
MSTFD3004Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
MSTFD4002Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development
MSTFD4003Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
MSTFD4008Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
MSTFD4011Cut fabrics for prototype designs
MSTFD4016Sew design prototypes
MSTCL3001Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
MSTFD4001Apply design studio process
MSTFD4004Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
MSTFD4005Communicate and sell design concepts
MSTFD4006Interact and network with fashion industry participants
MSTFD4010Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
MSTFD4012Develop product specifications for fashion design
MSTFD4013Grade 2-D patterns
MSTFD4014Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
MSTFD4017Source materials and resources for production of fashion designs
MSTFD4020Use electronic fashion design tools

Entry requirements

VCE or equivalent; or mature age (at least 18 years of age and away from formal education for at least one year).

Interview and portfolio presentation
All applicants are required to attend an interview and present a portfolio of recent design work that demonstrates a range of creative and technical skills.

The interview/folio presentation is conducted by experienced staff members and held at the St Kilda Road Campus, taking generally no longer than 20 minutes. This provides an opportunity to evaluate the skill level, interest, creativity level and ability to apply the design process at undergraduate level.

Please contact 9564 1602 to arrange an interview time and date. If you cannot attend in person, please call to arrange a teleconference.

For detailed information on what to prepare, please download the folio information sheet (Word - 32kb).

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and to 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.

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After completing this course, you will receive the MST40516 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

PATHWAYS

Students who complete the MST40516 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising will be eligible to apply for direct entry to the Bachelor of Fashion Design.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

• Assistant fashion designer
• Merchandising assistant
• Specialist production technician
• Patternmaker
• Sewing machinist


How to apply

DIRECT

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

VTAC

Apply through VTAC for the February intake for full-time study.

Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a non year 12 applicant and only applying to Holmesglen.

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$10,449.00

Government subsidised

$5,225.00

Concession

$1,045.00

Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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Fashion Open Days

In fashion, it's not just about what you know, but who you know. Some of our major partners, who visit our students in our studios regularly, include Puma, Stussy, Target and the Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival. Visit us on Open Day and meet the Coordinator and tour the facilities which will introduce you to the world of fashion design and the production process. At this Information Session you will be able to ask questions and learn more about what is offered in our Fashion Design courses. You can also come along to find out more about our VET in Schools Fashion course, the Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology. Our experienced teachers will provide you with information on how we can support you to successfully complete units towards your Year 11 and Year 12 studies as well as highlight future study pathways and career opportunities

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