The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising 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.
Career opportunities, include:
- assistant fashion designer
- merchandising assistant
- specialist production technician
- sewing machinist
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Fashion Design
Studying the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at Holmesglen
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.
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.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9am to 4pm
To receive this qualification you must complete nine core units and 16 elective units
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
||Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
||Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
||Identify design process for fashion designs
||Use a sewing machine 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
||Interact and network with fashion industry participants
||Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
||Apply design studio process
||Communicate and sell design concepts
||Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
||Grade 2-D patterns
||Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
||Sew design prototypes
||Use electronic fashion design tools
||Source materials and resources for production of TCF designs
||Apply quality standards
||Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
||Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
||Cut fabrics for prototype designs
||Develop product specifications for fashion design
| Code || Name |
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MSTGN2013||Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry|
|MSTGN2014||Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace|
|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|
|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|
|MSTFD4006||Interact and network with fashion industry participants|
|MSTCL3001||Identify fabric performance and handling requirements|
|MSTFD4001||Apply design studio process|
|MSTFD4005||Communicate and sell design concepts|
|MSTFD4010||Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles|
|MSTFD4013||Grade 2-D patterns|
|MSTFD4014||Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques|
|MSTFD4016||Sew design prototypes|
|MSTFD4020||Use electronic fashion design tools|
|MSTFD4022||Source materials and resources for production of TCF designs|
|MSS402051||Apply quality standards|
|MSTFD3004||Draw a trade drawing for fashion design|
|MSTFD4023||Calculate cost estimates for TCF products|
|MSTFD4011||Cut fabrics for prototype designs|
|MSTFD4012||Develop product specifications for fashion design|
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.
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 MST40519 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.
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.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Course Fee||$13,800.00||Per annum|
|Non Tuition Costs*
*Includes but is not limited to living costs, overseas student health cover insurance premium and visa fees. Additional living costs apply for spouse/de facto and dependent children.
Other costs relating to obtaining a Working with Children Check, National Police Check or immunisation costs may apply, as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here
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