MST50119 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), which regulates education in Australia, all students who successfully complete this course will receive a nationally accredited Diploma of Fashion Design and graduate as a professional fashion designer.

MST50119 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising has a requirement of thirty-five (35) units of competency. Nine (9) core units of competency plus twenty-six (26) elective units of competency. The units of competency selected by The Online Fashion Design Institute for this qualification can be viewed below:

Core Units

MSMENV272 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMWHS200 - Work safely

MSS402051 - Apply quality standards

MSTCL3001 - Identify fabric performance and handling requirements

MSTFD4006 - Interact and network with fashion industry participants

MSTFD4023 - Calculate cost estimates for TCF products

MSTFD5010 - Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines

MSTGN2014 - Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

MSTGN2013 - Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

Elective Units

MSTFD5003 - Analyse fit model

MSTFD5005 - Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes

MSTFD5011 - Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation

MSTFD5012 - Perform contour draping

MSTFD5029 - Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices

MSTFD5018 - Determine and specify advanced construction processes

BSBMGT617 - Develop and implement a business plan

BSBMKG507 - Interpret market trends and development

MSTFD5023 - Develop marketing plans for fashion products

MSTFD5028 - Develop merchandising plans for fashion products

MSTGN5008 - Identify opportunities in the TCF market

MSTCL3007 - Embellish garment by hand or machine

MSTCL3009 - Develop patterns from a block using basic pattern making principles

MSTFD4002 - Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development

MSTFD4003 - Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

MSTGN4004 - Analyse TCF merchandising and marketing principles

BSBMKG419 - Analyse consumer behaviour

MSTFD4014 - Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques

MSTFD4021 - Drape fabrics to make patterns

MSTFD2001 - Design and produce a simple garment

MSTFD2002 - Apply printing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs

MSTFD2003 - Apply dyeing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs

MSTFD2005 - Identify design process for fashion designs

MSTFD2006 - Use a sewing machine for fashion design

MSTCL2011 - Draw and interpret a basic sketch

BSBDES301 - Explore the use of colour