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Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Career Area:Creative Industries, Fashion & Media National Code:MST60116
Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and MerchandisingThis qualification is intended for design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as roles associated with managing fashion business as part of an enterprise. Skills include design and product development, as well as technical production skills and business.

Skills may be applied at various stages across the design, production and supply chain continuum, according to workplace roles and enterprise requirements. Outcomes allow for specialisation in fashion design or business, as well as generalist roles.

This qualification applies to management of textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) operations that requires knowledge of fashion design and technical production processes, the use of emerging technologies and TCF merchandising techniques that may be applied at various stages of the supply chain.

This qualification offers a generic MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, as well as two pathways targeting the skill requirements of fashion designer and fashion business management.

The following additional qualification descriptors are approved for this qualification:
Pathway 1: MST60516 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
(Design and Product Development)

Pathway 2: MST60516 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
(Business and Merchandising)

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Career Pathways

Fashion Designer
Fashion Merchandiser

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
17-07-2017 Full Time
12hrs/Week for 1 year
Students are required to attend an enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Second Floor, Room DD2.11

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

TAFE NSW has strong links to industry and provides a supported environment. We provide comprehensive libraries and support for learners with individual needs.

Course trainers are skilled experts who have up-to-date industry knowledge.

If you would like more information on this course, please click Enquire Now and we will be in contact shortly.

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Classes will run on Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00am to 4:30pm.

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2017 Commercial Fee for this qualification is: $15,000

Your total Course Fee is $15,000. If you are interested in applying for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan, please note the Loan Cap for this course is $15,000. This means the maximum amount you can borrow is $15,000.

A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session.

Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan. For more information please visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans. To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
17NEW-001UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising17 July 201724 September 201704 September 2017$3,750.00
17NEW-002UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising09 October 201703 December 201706 November 2017$3,750.00
18NEW-001UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising29 January 201815 April 201805 March 2018$3,750.00
18NEW-002UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising30 April 201815 June 201804 June 2018$3,750.00

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.


  • MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMWHS200 - Work safely
  • MSS402051 - Apply quality standards
  • MSTCL2010 - Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • MSTCL3001 - Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • 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
  • MSTFD4001 - Apply design studio process
  • MSTFD4003 - Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
  • MSTFD4004 - Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
  • MSTFD4006 - Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • MSTFD4007 - Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments
  • MSTFD4010 - Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
  • MSTFD4011 - Cut fabrics for prototype designs
  • MSTFD4012 - Develop product specifications for fashion design
  • MSTFD4013 - Grade 2-D patterns
  • MSTFD4015 - Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
  • MSTFD4016 - Sew design prototypes
  • MSTFD4018 - Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design
  • MSTFD4020 - Use electronic fashion design tools
  • MSTFD4021 - Drape fabrics to make patterns
  • MSTFD5003 - Analyse fit model
  • MSTFD5005 - Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes
  • MSTFD5009 - Cost production of fashion or textile designs
  • MSTFD5010 - Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
  • MSTFD5011 - Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
  • MSTFD5015 - Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
  • MSTFD5016 - Grade complex patterns
  • MSTFD5017 - Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
  • MSTFD5018 - Determine and specify advanced construction processes
  • MSTFD5019 - Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations
  • MSTFD5020 - Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
  • MSTFD5021 - Conduct digital patternmaking and grading
  • MSTFD6001 - Evaluate commercial viability of designs
  • MSTFD6002 - Manage product development of fashion designs
  • MSTFD6003 - Manage fashion design process
  • MSTFD6004 - Manage advanced patternmaking processes
  • MSTFD6005 - Drape structured over-garments
  • MSTFD6006 - Develop a fashion range
  • MSTFD6008 - Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production
  • MSTGN2009 - Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • MSTGN2011 - Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTGN6001 - Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items
  • MSTGN6005 - Manage production processes
  • MSTTD6003 - Develop a textile product range
Local Entry Requirements

TAFE Newcastle fashion technology Students Group Study Tour to Bali will offer the ideal mix of academic excellence, interaction with industry experts, variety of PR applications and to experience first-hand the gateway city for worldwide business’ into Bali. The purpose of this tour is to build off shore industry contacts and gain cultural, creative, economic and social knowledge about one of Australia’s main trading partner within the fashion Industry.

Additional cost of the tour to be paid at TAFE:
• Transport with in Bali $60
• Workshops as specified in the itinerary $60

You will also be required to budget for the following:
• Indonesian visa approx. $75 to be paid on arrival
• Transport to and from Sydney airport.
• EXTRA Pocket Money/ Daily Expenses (food and miscellaneous)
• Vaccination charges (check with your doctor for costs)
• Individual fabric purchases.

Other Information

As part of the enrolment session and entry into LMT60307 - Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology, students will be assessed on their suitability to enrol in the course. Students are expected to hold the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology. This course includes a Study Tour travelling in November to Bali, to discover more about sourcing and development as part of the Fashion Industry.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 17-07-2017,
Study Options: Full Time, 12hrs/Week, 1Y weeks
How to Enrol: Students are required to attend an enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Second Floor, Room DD2.11

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

TAFE NSW has strong links to industry and provides a supported environment. We provide comprehensive libraries and support for learners with individual needs.

Course trainers are skilled experts who have up-to-date industry knowledge.

If you would like more information on this course, please click Enquire Now and we will be in contact shortly.
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run on Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00am to 4:30pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges:

You may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Click here for more information.

The 2017 Commercial Fee for this qualification is: $15,000

Your total Course Fee is $15,000. If you are interested in applying for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan, please note the Loan Cap for this course is $15,000. This means the maximum amount you can borrow is $15,000.

A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session.

Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan. For more information please visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans. To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

Some programs attract additional costs and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.
CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
17NEW-001UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising17 July 201724 September 201704 September 2017$3,750.00
17NEW-002UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising09 October 201703 December 201706 November 2017$3,750.00
18NEW-001UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising29 January 201815 April 201805 March 2018$3,750.00
18NEW-002UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising30 April 201815 June 201804 June 2018$3,750.00
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.


  • MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMWHS200 - Work safely
  • MSS402051 - Apply quality standards
  • MSTCL2010 - Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • MSTCL3001 - Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • 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
  • MSTFD4001 - Apply design studio process
  • MSTFD4003 - Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
  • MSTFD4004 - Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
  • MSTFD4006 - Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • MSTFD4007 - Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments
  • MSTFD4010 - Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
  • MSTFD4011 - Cut fabrics for prototype designs
  • MSTFD4012 - Develop product specifications for fashion design
  • MSTFD4013 - Grade 2-D patterns
  • MSTFD4015 - Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
  • MSTFD4016 - Sew design prototypes
  • MSTFD4018 - Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design
  • MSTFD4020 - Use electronic fashion design tools
  • MSTFD4021 - Drape fabrics to make patterns
  • MSTFD5003 - Analyse fit model
  • MSTFD5005 - Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes
  • MSTFD5009 - Cost production of fashion or textile designs
  • MSTFD5010 - Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
  • MSTFD5011 - Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
  • MSTFD5015 - Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
  • MSTFD5016 - Grade complex patterns
  • MSTFD5017 - Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
  • MSTFD5018 - Determine and specify advanced construction processes
  • MSTFD5019 - Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations
  • MSTFD5020 - Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
  • MSTFD5021 - Conduct digital patternmaking and grading
  • MSTFD6001 - Evaluate commercial viability of designs
  • MSTFD6002 - Manage product development of fashion designs
  • MSTFD6003 - Manage fashion design process
  • MSTFD6004 - Manage advanced patternmaking processes
  • MSTFD6005 - Drape structured over-garments
  • MSTFD6006 - Develop a fashion range
  • MSTFD6008 - Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production
  • MSTGN2009 - Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • MSTGN2011 - Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTGN6001 - Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items
  • MSTGN6005 - Manage production processes
  • MSTTD6003 - Develop a textile product range
Important Information: Local Entry Requirements

TAFE Newcastle fashion technology Students Group Study Tour to Bali will offer the ideal mix of academic excellence, interaction with industry experts, variety of PR applications and to experience first-hand the gateway city for worldwide business’ into Bali. The purpose of this tour is to build off shore industry contacts and gain cultural, creative, economic and social knowledge about one of Australia’s main trading partner within the fashion Industry.

Additional cost of the tour to be paid at TAFE:
• Transport with in Bali $60
• Workshops as specified in the itinerary $60

You will also be required to budget for the following:
• Indonesian visa approx. $75 to be paid on arrival
• Transport to and from Sydney airport.
• EXTRA Pocket Money/ Daily Expenses (food and miscellaneous)
• Vaccination charges (check with your doctor for costs)
• Individual fabric purchases.

Other Information

As part of the enrolment session and entry into LMT60307 - Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology, students will be assessed on their suitability to enrol in the course. Students are expected to hold the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology. This course includes a Study Tour travelling in November to Bali, to discover more about sourcing and development as part of the Fashion Industry.

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.