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MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising

Want to take your skills to the next level? The Melbourne School of Fashion MST50119 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising is a two-year qualification that hones your skills as a designer and prepares you to enter the workforce.


The Melbourne School of Fashion MST50119 Diploma in Fashion Design & Merchandising advances your skillsets and develops your practical abilities. During this course you will explore how a garment travels through the entire design process, including conceptualisation, illustration, computer aided pattern making, sewing, draping, embellishment and final finishing. You will also examine how contemporary design practices, marketing techniques and merchandising strategies help to position new products in the consumer marketplace. You will graduate with a comprehensive portfolio, ready to present to potential employers. You will also take part in a graduate runway showcasing your work to the industry.

*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

Enhance your skills and graduate with a greater knowledge of the fashion design process and with additional marketing and merchandising skills that widen your career outcomes and employability.

This course utilises a simulated workplace structure and will prepare you for further studies across the fashion and textiles industries or for direct entry into the workforce. Past students have gone on to take on roles as assistant designers, assistant merchandisers and buyers as well as other support roles in the industry.

Core Units Covered

This course aims to provide students with intermediate knowledge of the garment creation process, preparing them for a range of career pathways. Core topics covered include:


Costings and marketing of collections

Industry analysis

Design theory, developing personal design abilities



Assistant Designer

Pattern Maker

Executive Assistant

Assistant Buyer

Retail Manager

Fashion Stylist

CAD Operator

Holmes Commercial Colleges (MELBOURNE) Ltd T/A Melbourne School of Fashion. Training Provider Number 0173. CRICOS Provider Code 00898G

Course Snapshot

Course Duration:
2 Years
CRICOS Course Code: 0100776

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

Location: Melbourne

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