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MST60119 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising

Finished your Diploma? Or do you have previous industry experience but you want to learn more? This course will see you create your own signature collection and present to Melbourne Fashion Week. Study the ultimate fashion design qualification with Melbourne School of Fashion


The Melbourne School of Fashion MST60119 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising course will enable you to take your career in fashion to the next level. Study a combination of strategic business planning and design management practices that mix theory and practical study. During the course you will learn advanced pattern making, product development and design management systems along with undertaking projects that explore raneg planning, real life business proposals with industry clients and professional presentation strategies.

You will graduate with a fully realised collection and accompanying business plan, ready to showcase to potential employers. You will also show your entire collection in a Melbourne School of Fashion graduate runway showcasing your work to the industry.

Students will also have the opportunity to present their collection to Melbourne Fashion Week for the chance to showcase on the emerging designer runway. FashionMasters students have been selected as finalists for the Emerging Designer Award for the past three years running!

*This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding to eligible individuals. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Access to VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and a VET Student Loans gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth.

For more information on funding and VSL loan eligibility criteria please click here

Industry Facing Skill Set

Through an in-depth final year, develop a full collection and accompanying business plan that demonstrates your specific creative vision. This final year course sees students undertake personalised study planning to accomplish a six-piece collection that works within current fashion mindsets and commercial marketplace trends.

The MST60119 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising builds upon the skills learnt in previous years and can be taken directly after course completion or at a later stage when you are ready and have some work experience under your belt.

Core Units Covered

The course aims to provide students with the confidence and skills to create, communicate and thrive in the highly competitive fashion business environment. The core training you will do will involve:

  • Design and produce a signature collection
  • Hone your Style CAD skills
  • Production and design refinement
  • Costing and production schedule development - onshore vs. offshore
  • Develop skills in presenting to retailers
  • Apply to show your garments at Melbourne Fashion Week
  • Become industry ready!


Assistant Designer

Pattern Maker

Assistant Buyer

Retail Manager

Fashion Stylist

CAD Operator

Holmes Commercial Colleges (Melbourne) Ltd T/A Melbourne School of Fashion.
RTO 0173. CRICOS 00898G

Course Snapshot

Course Duration:
Full Time: 3 years
CRICOS Course Code: 0100766
Course Requirements: Successful completion of the MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising.

Next intake: No intake scheduled
VET Student Loans & Skills First Funding available*

Location: Melbourne

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