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Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising (MST50119)

Want to take your skills to the next level?  The FashionMasters MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising course builds upon the skills learnt in MST 40516 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising to further develop your abilities as a designer.

The FashionMasters MST50116 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.

What is FashionMasters?

FashionMasters is an affiliate college of The Masters and provides specialist training in fashion design and patternmaking. The Masters are located in the same building as FashionMasters, and our students collaborate on industry events, free lunchtime seminar series and more through Agency T.M., a student focused recruitment and placement agency.

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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 advanced knowledge of the garment creation process, preparing them for a range of career pathways. Core units covered include:

  • Bespoke and Couture
  • Costings and marketing of collections
  • Industry analysis
  • Design theory, developing personal design abilities
  • Communication


Assistant Designer

Pattern Maker

Executive Assistant

Assistant Buyer

Retail Manager

Fashion Stylist

CAD Operator

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

Course Snapshot

Course Duration:
2 Years

Next intake: February, 2020

Location: Melbourne

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