Full Time: 1 year
, Part Time: 2 years
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.
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.
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
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
Identify design process for fashion designs
Use a sewing machine for fashion design
Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development
Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
Use electronic fashion design tools
Cut fabrics for prototype designs
Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
Apply studio design process
Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
Communicate and sell design concepts
Interact and network with fashion industry participants
Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
Develop product specifications for fashion design
Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
Source materials and resources for production of fashion designs
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent and preferably some relevant work experience.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual bandscore
less than 5.5..
Pathways for International students
On satisfactory completion of the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, you will
be eligible for direct entry into the Bachelor of Fashion Design at Holmesglen, entry will be subject to:
- Providing evidence of English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no individual bandscore less than 6.0
- All students transitioning from Vocational to Higher Education will enter a Transition to Degree Program prior to the commencement of their Degree classes to ensure their preparedness for Higher Education studies.
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 MST40516 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.
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.
• Assistant fashion designer
• Merchandising assistant
• Specialist production technician
• Sewing machinist
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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.
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