DIPLOMA OF APPLIED FASHION DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING MST50116

(MFI DESIGN STREAM)

COUTURE, PATTERN ENGINEERING FOR APPAREL, FASHION BUSINESS

MFI Fashion Courses

“The small class sizes provide a great learning environment as our mentor is able to explain couture techniques in detail, one-on-one.”
Cecile Michel, Couture 

ENQUIRE/ENROL

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course 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.

 

Skills may be applied at various stages across the design, production and supply chain continuum, according to workplace roles and enterprise requirements and involve the use of both manual and digital design tools.

 

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

CERTIFICATION

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

  • Nine (9) core units of competency
  • Twenty-six (26) elective units of competency.

COURSE OUTLINE

This qualification extends into advanced production skills and knowledge and includes fashion business content.

*Please contact reception to more detailed information.

LEARNING

  • Industry specific, simulating a work environment
  • A combination of theory and practical learning
  • Research
  • Instructional
  • 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

Completion of Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Commencement of the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL

  • Approx $900+ for year one and two (costs will vary depending on the quality of accessories and quantity of fabric purchased)
  • Current edition of Adobe Creative Suite software package or access to Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Personal laptop required (maximum two years old)
  • Student Technical Workbooks
  • Pattern Engineering for Apparel – $66 Purchased from MFI
  • Couture and Advanced Couture Techniques – $77 Purchased from MFI
  • Detailed equipment lists received at enrolment

DURATION

  • Eighteen months
  • Three days per week of face-to-face delivery/assessment
  • Eighteen 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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