MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

National code: MST50119 | WA course code: BEP9 | CRICOS code: 0100774

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.

MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

About 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.


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Admission requirements

  • 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.

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Tuition fees

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TIWA tuition fees are reviewed annually and can be viewed in the Schedule of Fees.

If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Career opportunities

  • Fashion Designer
  • Garment Assistant and Manufacturer
  • Patternmaker
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