Why choose this course?
Continue to build your technical skills in the fashion industry with this qualification. Further advance your fashion skills with a strong emphasis on conceptual design and development, fashion illustration, textile development and manipulation techniques.
The course also covers digital print development, digital fashion and production technologies, and specialist patternmaking including computer-aided design (CAD) patternmaking and grading. You will also have the opportunity to construct high quality garments.
On completion of this course, you will have all the knowledge and skills to design a range of garments, from identifying a target market, creating a design brief, producing patterns and then final garments. The production of these individual ranges also includes corporate development such as label identity and all the relevant marketing tools required to promote and identify your products to the fashion industry.
At the end of the year you will curate a static exhibition and display your collection on mannequins for public viewing.
- CAD Operator
- Fashion Designer
An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
Completion of MST40519 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is required for entry into this course.
There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).
For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.
How to apply
Apply to study at TAFE in six steps:
- find a course;
- check entry requirements;
- submit an application;
- accept your offer and pay;
- apply for your student visa; and
- receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
View our TAFE application process for detailed advice
Cutoff dates to apply for TAFE Semester 2, 2023:
- Students not in Australia: applications close Friday 19 May 2023.
- Students already in Australia: applications will be assessed depending on availability.
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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.