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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
05-02-2019 Full Time
18hrs/Week for 18 weeks
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

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

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students 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.


  • MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMWHS200 - Work safely
  • MSS402051 - Apply quality standards
  • MSTCL2007 - Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
  • MSTCL2009 - Despatch work
  • MSTCL2010 - Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • MSTCL2011 - Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • MSTCL3001 - Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • 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
  • MSTCL3013 - Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • MSTFD2001 - Design and produce a simple garment
  • MSTFD2005 - Identify design process for fashion designs
  • MSTFD2006 - Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • MSTFD3003 - Prepare design concept for a simple garment
  • MSTFD3004 - Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • MSTGN2009 - Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • MSTGN2011 - Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Level 2, Room 11 (DD.2.11)

or

Date: Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Level 2, Room 11 (DD.2.11)

Students are required to attend an information session where you are asked to complete a questionaire, followed by a 10 minute interview. You may bring along examples of work or portfolio to assist you in the interview.

This course, Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology is a pre-requisite to Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.
A message for young people under 17 years of age - If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

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Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 05-02-2019,
Study Options: Full Time, 18hrs/Week, 18W weeks
How to Enrol: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

Proposed Timetable: Classes are currently scheduled run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.00am to 3.30pm.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $3,220.00

A range of criteria apply for course fees and to access government subsidised training.

Remember, TAFE NSW provides a range of easy and flexible payment options for students or a nominated third party (If a nominated third party is covering the cost of your fees, a letter of authority or purchase order will be required).

Use the Calculate Your Fee button for your indicative course fee and to check if you qualify for government subsidised training, including an exemption or concession.

When your enrolment is complete, and you have paid the applicable fees, you will be entitled to attend class, participate in training, sit for examinations, receive educational awards, use amenities and services and receive an active TAFEcard (which provides access to library resources).

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students 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.


  • MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • MSMWHS200 - Work safely
  • MSS402051 - Apply quality standards
  • MSTCL2007 - Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
  • MSTCL2009 - Despatch work
  • MSTCL2010 - Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • MSTCL2011 - Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • MSTCL3001 - Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • 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
  • MSTCL3013 - Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • MSTFD2001 - Design and produce a simple garment
  • MSTFD2005 - Identify design process for fashion designs
  • MSTFD2006 - Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • MSTFD3003 - Prepare design concept for a simple garment
  • MSTFD3004 - Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • MSTGN2009 - Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • MSTGN2011 - Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
Important Information: Other Information

Attend an information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Level 2, Room 11 (DD.2.11)

or

Date: Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus, Building DD, Level 2, Room 11 (DD.2.11)

Students are required to attend an information session where you are asked to complete a questionaire, followed by a 10 minute interview. You may bring along examples of work or portfolio to assist you in the interview.

This course, Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology is a pre-requisite to Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.
A message for young people under 17 years of age - If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

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.