CERTIFICATE IV IN APPLIED FASHION DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING MST40516

COUTURE, PATTERN ENGINEERING FOR APPAREL, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION, BUSINESS

Couture

“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 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course covers the skills and knowledge required to work as assistant designers, assistant fashion graphic designers, and assistant specialist production technicians, such as patternmakers and sewing machinists, who support design and production within the clothing and fashion industry.

 

This qualification includes design outcomes which build on technical production skills and knowledge, to provide a basis for career progression to design, construction and pattern technician roles.

 

This course includes advanced pattern making methods with a focus on commercial and made to measure production and a higher level of computer aided design and illustration.

CERTIFICATION

To be awarded the MST40516 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, competency must be achieved in twenty-five (25) units of competency consisting of:

  • Seven (7) core units of competency
  • Eighteen (18) elective units of competency
*Note: Two (2) extra units have been included in MFI’s program.

COURSE OUTLINE

This qualification combines advanced pattern making, advanced garment construction, computer aided design and illustration and bespoke production.

*Please contact reception for more detailed information.

LEARNING

  • Industry-specific, simulating a work environment
  • Instructional
  • Combination of theory and practical learning
  • Research
  • Trade skills
  • Homework
  • IT skills
  • 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

Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology MST30816

PATHWAYS

Commencement of Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Design and Product Development Stream) MST50116 concluding in third year.

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL

  • Approx $900+ per year (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 at MFI
  • Detailed equipment lists received at enrolment
  • Printing costs apply

DURATION

  • Twelve 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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