Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology
|Department:||Centre of Fashion|
|Study Area(s):||Fashion Design and Technology|
|Course Length:||Full-time (3 years)|
|Direct Entry:||You can apply for this course directly through Kangan Institute.|
|VTAC:||Year 12 and mature age applicants can apply for this course at the VTAC website during the VTAC period.|
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Kangan Institute 2013 Diploma and Advanced Diploma tuition fees
This course is designed to provide high level skills in fashion design and also provides options for high level skills in specialist patternmaking, managing design and product development processes, and management of fashion design systems.
Please note: the fees listed below relate to only 2013 courses.
|Government Subsidised||Indigenous Concession||Full fee|
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# Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as student services and IT fees. Click here to view 2013 Student Services and IT fees.
Diploma and advanced diploma students are no longer eligible for a concession or exemption of tuition fees however VET FEE HELP is available to eligible students. Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students can continue accessing concession rates at all program levels (including diploma and advanced diploma).
If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, Indigenous concession or full fees. For more information about our fees structure, click here.
What costs and other fees should I expect?
Contact the Contact Centre on 9279 2222 or 13 TAFE (13 8233) or firstname.lastname@example.org for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.
What employment opportunities will I have?
This course may lead to employment as a Fashion Designer / Manager, Advanced Patternmaker, Computer Patternmaker or Production Coordinator.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain skills in fashion design and illustration, couture or pret a porte, patternmaking - flat and draping, production planning and processes, production analysis, fashion range management, product development, specialised patternmaking technologies, computer aided design, marketing and merchandising.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
This course may lead to higher level studies at degree and post-graduate level. Credit transfers may be available into a fashion-related degree courses.
Can I apply?
You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)
How do I apply?
This course is offered through VTAC; therefore full time applications for the course must lodge their applications using the VTAC Online Application. Details of the application process can be obtained through the VTAC website or through the VTAC Guide which is available from leading newsagents and libraries in July.
Direct application will be considered once the VTAC places have been offered and there are vacancies in the course. Direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 9279 2222 or email email@example.com.
How will I be selected for this course?
All applicants will need to attend a pre-selection interview. If you have an enquiry please call the Centre for Fashion and Creative Industries on 03 9425 5763 or call 13 TAFE (13 8233).
How long is the course?
The course spans three years full-time (incorporating the Diploma) for 2790 nominal hours.
Where and how can I study?
You will study at the Richmond campus.
Full-time course runs four days per week for three years.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with this information.
Applications for 2013 must be made through VTAC - www.vtac.edu.au
Pre-selection interview - YR12: Present a folio, 1-3 garments and resume at an appointed time.
Pre-selection interview - NYR12: Present a folio, 1-3 garments and resume and sit a language literacy and numeracy test, at an appointed time.
What will I study?
Follow defined OHS policies and procedures; Identify fibres and fabrics; Modify patterns to create basic styles; Draw and interpret a basic sketch; Identify fabric performance and handling requirements; Identify design process for fashion design; Apply design studio process; Interact and network with fashion industry participants; Develop product specifications for fashion design; Evaluate commercial viability of designs; Manage product development of fashion designs; Manage fashion design process; Develop a fashion range and; Apply studio process to create and produce designs for commercial production.
Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles; Draw a trade drawing for fashion design; Assist in the preparation of preliminary design concepts; Calculate cost estimates for fashion products; Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments; Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications; Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles; Cut fabrics for prototype design; Grade 2D patterns; Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications; Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design; Use electronic fashion tools; Drape fabric to make patterns; Analyse fit model; Cost design production; Develop and present design concepts within specified guidelines; Produce fashion illustrations; Develop merchandising plans for fashion products; Construct complex blocks for fashion garments; Develop patterns for complex fashion garments; Grade shaped patterns; Apply design studio processes to meet client brief; Participate in production planning process; Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development; Understand and specify advanced construction processes; Manage advanced patternmaking processes; Implement specialised patternmaking technologies; Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles and; Develop marketing plans for fashion products; Perform contour draping; Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations.