Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

National Course Code
Study Area(s)
Course Length
1 year
Course Fees

Course structure

This course is designed to be both an entry level qualification in fashion design and its related skills as well as a qualification providing skills for employment as an advanced patternmaker and garment technician.

Skills involve the use of both manual and digital design tools, and may be applied at various stages of the supply chain.

Design outcomes build on technical production skills and provide a basis for career progression to design.

A portfolio is not required to apply for this course.

Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200Work safely
MSS402051Apply quality standards
MSTCL3001Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
MSTGN2011Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
BSBINT409Plan For International Trade
MSTCL3007Embellish garment by hand or machine
MSTFD4002Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development
MSTFD4003Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
MSTFD4010Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
MSTFD4014Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
MSTFD4018Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design
MSTGN2009Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

Major Study Areas

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Work safely
  • Apply quality standards
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
  • Operate computing technology in the Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) workplace
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

Books and Equipment (AUD$)

Approximately $1,120

  • Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher
  • English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 no band less than 5.0 overall or recognised equivalency

February and July.

Term 1 28 January – 27 March
Holidays 28 March – 13 April
Term 2 14 April – 26 June
Holidays 27 June – 12 July
Term 3 13 July – 18 September
Holidays 19 September – 4 October
Term 4 5 October – 18 December

Study pathways

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (0100767)

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a:

  • Assistant Fashion Designer
  • Assistant Patternmaker
  • Assistant Grader
  • Assistant Quality Controller
  • Junior Garment Technician


Apply now Or call +613 9279 2222 or email international@kangan.edu.au to apply.