Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

This course is for people who want to learn and apply creative, practical, technical skills and knowledge, and to explore the application of design and product development processes as a means of gaining employment in the fashion industry at an assistant manager level. The course provides ‘hands-on’ learning. It allows for creative expression to develop and be displayed through the design, development and production of fashion ranges by applying design studio processes to meet client briefs. The focus of this qualification is on the design and development of fashion concepts from research through to patternmaking, sizing, fitting and analysis, construction, garment realisation to merchandising, all within a fashion industry context. The principles and techniques of block construction, figure and size analysis, patternmaking and garment cutting and construction are the key to successful garment design and development.
The training environment will simulate what it is like to work in the fashion industry, and how to work safely to produce quality product outcomes. Industry-linkage work placement with a host fashion company is included in the course.

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LMTCL2003B – Identify fibres and fabrics
LMTCL2010B – Modify patterns to create basic styles
LMTCL2011B – Draw and interpret a basic sketch
LMTCL3001B – Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
LMTFD2005B – Identify design process for fashion designs
LMTFD4001B – Apply design studio process
LMTFD4006B – Interact and network with fashion industry participants
LMTFD4012B – Develop product specifications for fashion design
LMTGN2001B – Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures

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Depending on your choice of electives you may be eligible to receive a Certificate 4 in Applied Fashion Design and Technology.

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Graduates from this qualification are well placed to gain employment within the fashion industry as assistant designers, product developers, assistant patternmakers and graders, CAD operators, specification technicians, fashion prototype developers, assistant production managers, assistant supply chain managers, assistant brand managers, and fashion merchandisers.

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