Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising
|Department:||Centre of Fashion|
|Study Area(s):||Fashion (Forecasting and Buying)|
|Course Length:||Full-time (1 year, 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 for students interested in occupations such as marketing, supply chain and account management roles within the fashion and textiles industries, as well as positions involved in the development and implementation of products and marketing and supply chain strategies. Work experience in the industry is a mandatory component of this course.
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 9279 2222 or email 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 or Textile Merchandiser or purchaser, Design Assistant, Assistant Production Manager, Quality Controller, Range Developer, Style Forecaster, Logistics Controller, etc.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain skills in fashion and textile design, trend forecasting, fit and sizing, global operations, production planning and processes, fabric and fibre properties, quality, specifications, sourcing, production costing, supply chain logistics; relating to local and international markets.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the (Diploma of Fashion and Textiles 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 Advanced Diploma level. Credit transfers may be available into the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology and the Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textile Merchandising.
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.
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. If you wish to apply for this course, you must obtain an application form from the Institute. Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email email@example.com.
How will I be selected for this course?
All applicants will need to attend a pre-selection interview. Enquiries to the Centre of Fashion on 13 TAFE (13 8233).
How long is the course?
The course spans 18 months full-time of 1770 nominal hours.
Where and how can I study?
You will study at the Richmond campus.
Full-time course runs three to four days per week over three semesters.
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.
Pre-selection interview - YR12: Present a folio and resume at an appointed time.
Pre-selection interview - NYR12: Present a folio and resume and sit a language literacy and numeracy test, at an appointed time.
What will I study?
Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace; Identify fibres, yarns and textile materials and their uses in textile production; Identify fibres and fabrics; Apply textile, clothing and footwear market supply systems; Calculate cost estimates for fashion purchasing; Analyse textiles clothing and footwear merchandising and marketing principles;
Interact and network with fashion industry participants; Source materials and resources for production of fashion designs; Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets; Coordinate quality assurance for textiles, clothing and footwear products and services; Work with international textiles, clothing and footwear supply chains; Identify opportunities in the textiles, clothing and footwear market; Develop and present design concepts within specified guidelines.
Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles; Draw a trade drawing for fashion design; Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts; Communicate and sell design concepts; Develop product specifications for fashion design ; Identify contemporary influences on fashion designs and construction techniques; Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design; Use electronic fashion design tools; Analyse fit model; Develop marketing plans for fashion products; Develop merchandising plans for fashion products; Follow defined OHS policies and procedures; Participate in production planning processes; Work with international textiles, clothing and footwear supply chains; Prepare procedures and specifications for textiles, clothing and footwear operations; Analyse textile design influences; Present and promote textile design concepts; Develop textile designs using computer based design programs; Apply knowledge of the international trade environment to complete work; Implement international client relationship strategies; Plan for international trade.