Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising
|Department:||Centre of Fashion|
|Study Area(s):||Fashion (Forecasting and Buying)|
|Course Length:||Full-time (2 years, 6 months)|
|Direct Entry:||You can apply for this course directly through Kangan Institute.|
|Mid-year Entry:||This course accepts mid-year applications.|
|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 offer students the opportunity for higher skill development in fashion and textile merchandising.
Students work closely with industry through industry-based collaborative projects that are designed to develop their skill sets, market knowledge and business savvy that will enhance job prospects within the industry.
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?
Call the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email@example.com 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:
Buyer, product and brand developer, publicist, stylist, designer, store manager, merchandise manager, account manager.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
Students will gain further skills in fashion and textile merchandising in areas including:
developing a fashion range, researching and evaluate processes and products, establishing supply chain processes, applying electronic systems to design and production, researching commercial development, negotiating and managing contracts, developing and implementing a sales and marketing plan, managing retail brands online and managing merchandise and store presentation.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textile Merchandising. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
This course will lead to higher level studies at the Undergraduate level of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion and Textiles Merchandising) at RMIT (Brunswick campus).
Credit transfers may also be available into other university courses. For example, Kangan Institute has an arrangement with the University of Ballarat that enables advanced diploma graduates to enter into the Bachelor of Applied Management with advanced standing.
Can I apply?
There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.
How do I apply?
To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This course also has a mid-year intake.
How will I be selected for this course?
All applicants will need to attend an interview in either December 2012 or January 2013. To arrange an interview time, applicants can call Dianne Snibson on 9425 5764. The interview is conducted with staff and applicants are expected to bring along a copy of their resume (to be submitted) and a folio (preferred, but not essential) to be displayed and discussed.
How long is the course?
The course spans 2.5 years (five semesters).
Where and how can I study?
You will study at the Richmond campus.
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.
This program is set out in such a way as to emulate the activities that typify a fashion season. Students are given a 'brief' that encompasses the design, business analysis and merchandising needs for a selected fashion brand.
This forms the basis of a project and these projects change with every new term. For example: the first season may be children's wear; the second, young women's wear; the third season, corporate wear; and the fourth, men's wear and accessories.
The aim of this is to expose students to the 'seasonal' experience as well as broadening the projects so that students are working on different and diverse 'client' brands.
What will I study?
This program comprises a broad range of Units of Competency including: fashion history; design elements; CAD skills; business analysis; marketing; consumer behaviour; sourcing; costing; merchandising; production planning; importing and exporting; fashion 'ranging'; business management; supply chain management; visual merchandisng; business strategy; project management; advertising and PR; and fashion buying.