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  • MST30816

Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Get a start on your fashion career with this entry-level qualification that will qualify you to work as an assistant designer or equip you to undertake further studies.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Fashion Design Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

MST30816 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Make a start on your fashion career with this entry-level course. You will graduate with a portfolio of work and be qualified to work as an assistant designer.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as fashion, industrial and jewellery designers grew very strongly over the past five years. Growth in the sector is expected to remain steady with around 4,000 job openings expected in the next five years. 

This course will give you the skills you need to draw and interpret basic sketches, modify patterns to create basic styles, identify fibres, fabrics and textiles, and use electronic fashion design tools. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to prepare you for a career in fashion.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a fashion design assistant. It will also give you the core skills needed to undertake further study in the field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 15 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200
Work safely
MSS402051
Apply quality standards
MSTGN2011
Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
MSTCL2007
Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
MSTCL2010
Modify patterns to create basic styles
MSTCL2012
Organise and plan own work in a home-based production environment
MSTCL3002
Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
MSTCL3007
Embellish garment by hand or machine
MSTCL3009
Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
MSTCL3010
Sew woven and stretch knit garments
MSTFD2005
Identify design process for fashion designs
MSTFD2006
Use a sewing machine for fashion design
MSTFD3001
Market design product to local outlets
MSTFD3004
Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
MSTFD4014
Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
MSTGN2009
Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
MSTGN2003
Work in the TCF industry
MSTML2003
Produce and attach millinery trims
Sunshine Coast
MSTCL2007
Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
MSTCL2010
Modify patterns to create basic styles
MSTCL2011
Draw and interpret a basic sketch
MSTCL3002
Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
MSTCL3007
Embellish garment by hand or machine
MSTCL3009
Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
MSTCL3010
Sew woven and stretch knit garments
MSTCL3013
Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
MSTFD2005
Identify design process for fashion designs
MSTFD2006
Use a sewing machine for fashion design
MSTFD3004
Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
MSTFD4014
Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
MSTGN2001
Use steaming and pressing equipment in TCF production
MSTGN2009
Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
MSTGN2011
Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
MSTML2003
Produce and attach millinery trims

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

You will be provided with a sewing kit. This incurs a non-refundable fee of $150 that must be paid at time of enrolment.

Need to know

Replacement Qualification
This qualification has been replaced by MST30819 - Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, as of 24 July 2019. Please note: TAFE Queensland has been given approval to extend the transition period until 31 December 2020, to enable current students to complete their study. If required, current enrolment will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland