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Overview

Course code:

MST40516

CRICOS:

094604E

Start date(s):

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

MSTFD4020

Use electronic fashion design tools

MSTFD4011

Cut fabrics for prototype designs

MSTFD4016

Sew design prototypes

MSTCL3001

Identify fabric performance and handling requirements

MSTFD4001

Apply studio design 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


Entry requirements

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.


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

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

E: intl@holmesglen.edu.au

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

International Fee

$13,500.00


Enquire online

Contact details

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

- , Thu, 14 Mar - bookings essential.

Holmesglen St Kilda Road Campus, 332 St Kilda Rd Southbank Australia

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