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Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Career Area:Creative Industries, Fashion & Media National Code:MST30816
Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and TechnologyThis qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to work in applied design and production roles within the clothing and fashion industry.

This qualification is suitable for workers producing fashion products where a basic understanding of design and marketing as well as sewing skills for specialist machinists, support roles in patternmaking, production of digitally printed or embroidered fabrics or garments is needed.

Items to be produced would include a single or small range of products. This qualification is particularly suitable for those who are self-employed undertaking low volume production of items for local distribution outlets, for example, markets.

There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Career Pathways

Embroidery Machine Operator
Fashion Design Assistant
Fashion Designer
Indigenous Textiles Designer

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
06-02-2018 Full Time
18hrs/Week for 18 weeks
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Second Floor, Room 11 (DD.2.11)
Or
Date: Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Second Floor, Room 11 (DD.2.11)

Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

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Classes will run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.00am to 3.30pm. Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $3,220.00

The 2018 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification: $2,680.00
Second Qualification: $3,220.00
Concession Fees: $240.00

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption or a Fee-Free Scholarship.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol. More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBDES202 - Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
  • BSBDES301 - Explore the use of colour
  • BSBDES302 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • ICPPRN389 - Manage digital files
  • ICPSUP281 - Use computer systems
  • MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMWHS200 - Work safely
  • MSS402051 - Apply quality standards
  • MSTCL2007 - Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
  • MSTCL2011 - Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • MSTCL3005 - Lay up and cut complicated fabrics and lays
  • MSTCL3006 - Assemble bra or swimwear
  • MSTCL3010 - Sew woven and stretch knit garments
  • MSTCL3013 - Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • MSTFD2001 - Design and produce a simple garment
  • MSTFD2006 - Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • MSTFD3001 - Market design product to local outlets
  • MSTGN2001 - Use steaming and pressing equipment in TCF production
  • MSTGN2011 - Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
Other Information

As part of the enrolment session and entry into Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, students will be assessed on their suitability to enrol in the course. Students will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and attend a 10 minute interview with a staff member.

Questions could include: Why would you like to study fashion?

Please note delivery days may change due to staff availability.

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide.

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Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 06-02-2018,
Study Options: Full Time, 18hrs/Week, 18W weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Second Floor, Room 11 (DD.2.11)
Or
Date: Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Second Floor, Room 11 (DD.2.11)

Students who cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

Details of eligibility for subsidised training are available here.

A valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required. Create your USI.

The following evidence is required to support your application for a training subsidy and must be provided at the time of enrolment:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate or
- For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is required.

For a concession or exemption evidence required is either a:
- valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider and
- personal jobseeker identification (JSID) number.

Non NSW residents need to provide confirmation of employment in NSW.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.00am to 3.30pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $3,220.00

The 2018 Smart and Skilled prices for this qualification are:

First Qualification: $2,680.00
Second Qualification: $3,220.00
Concession Fees: $240.00

Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption or a Fee-Free Scholarship.

Your enrolment is not complete and you are not entitled to attend class and/or participate in training until you have paid either the relevant student fee, a concession fee or have been exempted from the student fee. You may have the option to pay your student fee in more than one instalment. The first payment is due when you enrol. More information on your rights and responsibilities can be found here

If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how we can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

If your employer is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the student’s own expense.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • BSBDES202 - Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
  • BSBDES301 - Explore the use of colour
  • BSBDES302 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • ICPPRN389 - Manage digital files
  • ICPSUP281 - Use computer systems
  • MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMWHS200 - Work safely
  • MSS402051 - Apply quality standards
  • MSTCL2007 - Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
  • MSTCL2011 - Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • MSTCL3005 - Lay up and cut complicated fabrics and lays
  • MSTCL3006 - Assemble bra or swimwear
  • MSTCL3010 - Sew woven and stretch knit garments
  • MSTCL3013 - Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • MSTFD2001 - Design and produce a simple garment
  • MSTFD2006 - Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • MSTFD3001 - Market design product to local outlets
  • MSTGN2001 - Use steaming and pressing equipment in TCF production
  • MSTGN2011 - Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
Important Information: Other Information

As part of the enrolment session and entry into Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, students will be assessed on their suitability to enrol in the course. Students will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and attend a 10 minute interview with a staff member.

Questions could include: Why would you like to study fashion?

Please note delivery days may change due to staff availability.

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.