DIPLOMA OF APPLIED FASHION DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING MST50116

(MFI FASHION BUSINESS STREAM)

“I am so happy with the course. I have graduated feeling confident about my understanding of the industry. I also have a strong sense of direction on the career path I want to follow and that is exactly what I was hoping to achieve from this course. My mentor was outstanding and was so committed to ensuring all students got the best education possible.” Hazel Mako, Fashion Business

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is intended for assistant design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as assistant roles associated with managing fashion product as part of a fashion enterprise. Skills include design and product development, as well as technical production skills to support management and fashion businesses.

 

Outcomes allow for specialisation in fashion design and product development and business merchandising, as well as generalist roles. Business outcomes build on technical production skills and provide a basis for career progression to design or business management roles.

 

This course focuses on the main areas of a fashion business and is suitable for those who are looking to start their own fashion business as well as working in the industry. This is a comprehensive theory-based course that will ensure you gain a solid understanding of all the elements that drive a fashion business.

CERTIFICATION

To be awarded the MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, competency must be achieved in thirty-five (35) units of competency, consisting of:

  • Nine (9) core units of competency
  • Twenty-six (26) elective units of competency
*Note: Two (2) extra units have been included in MFI’s program.

COURSE OUTLINE

This qualification centres on fashion business including computer aided design and illustration and has a strong focus on sales, marketing, supply chains, buying, finance and more.

*Please contact reception for detailed information.

LEARNING

  • Industry specific
  • A combination of theory and practical learning
  • Research
  • Trade skills
  • IT skills
  • Homework
  • Includes visits to factories and design houses (subject to availability)
  • Small class sizes of eight to fifteen students

ASSESSMENT

Assessment requires competence in units that align to all assignments, set tasks and projects. In order to develop the knowledge and skills to successfully complete the course, students are required to be punctual and encouraged to attend all classes.

MFI PRE-REQUISITES
None

PATHWAYS

None

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

  • Personal Laptop required (maximum two years old)
  • Current edition of Microsoft Office software
  • Current edition of Adobe Creative Suite software package or access to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Detailed equipment lists received at enrolment

DURATION

  • Day: twelve months
  • Three days per week of face-to-face delivery/assessment
  • Eighteen hours per week of self-directed learning
  • Evening: twenty-two months
  • Two evenings per week, including Saturdays (an average of two Saturdays per month) of face-to-face delivery/assessment
  • Six hours per week of self-directed learning

These are based on the average student, each individual will vary

LOCATION

All classes are held at Melbourne Fashion Institute, Level 2, 156 George Street, Fitzroy, 3065

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