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Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology MST30816

Overview

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge required to work in applied design and production roles within the clothing and fashion industry.

It is suitable for people producing fashion products where a basic understanding of design and marketing as well as sewing skills for specialist machinists, support roles in patternmaking and production.

Items to be produced would include a single or small range of products. This qualification is particularly suitable for those who are self-employed undertaking low volume production of items for local distribution outlets, for example, markets.

Qualification: Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology MST30816
Program No: C3-BD27
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 3 semesters part-time, 2 evenings a week (approx. 6 hours per week) plus 2 Saturdays per semester. Some classes will also be available during the day.
Likely Job Outcome: Machinist or assistant dressmaker able to produce complex whole garments. Assistant in applied design and production roles within clothing and fashion industry. Clothing retail assistant or in garment alterations.
Application Type: Public
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Additional Information

There will be a materials fee of approximately $290. There will also be additional costs of approximately $100 to $250 for items related to the program - these will vary depending on the quality and quantity of items you select for projects.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must
- have a Year 10 Certificate (or equivalent) OR be Mature Age (turn at least 20 in first year of study)
- AND have workplace written and oral communication skills (early in the program your skills will be checked - if you cannot read and write documents to the level needed, you will be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program).

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 4 subjects

  • MSMENV272  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ENVI143
      Cost: $95.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements, in own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices.
      This unit of competency applies to operators/team members who are required to follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner. This maximises the environmental performance of the process and the organisation, ensures regulatory compliance, and aims to minimise environmental risks and impacts.
      This unit of competency applies to all sectors of the manufacturing industry and members of its value chain. It may also be applied to all sections of an organisation, including office and warehouse. This unit will need to be contextualised for the industry sector, organisation and section.
      This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSMWHS200  Work safely
    • CIT Code: OHSS485
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others.
      The unit of competency covers identifying work health and safety (WHS) hazards, assessing risk and following safety procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision.
      Compliance with legislative requirements and duty of care are embedded in this unit through workplace instructions and procedures. Workers will be provided with clear directions, information, instruction, training and appropriate supervision regarding the relevant state/territory WHS legislation, codes of practice, relevant industry standards, workplace procedures and work instructions.
      This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSS402051  Apply quality standards
    • CIT Code: MANU127
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to apply quality standards to work operations in an organisation. The unit is designed to complement competitive systems and practices units.
      This unit applies to an individual who is expected to take responsibility for the quality of their own work, and to take actions specified in the procedures and within the scope of their job and authority to ensure that quality standards are met.
      This unit requires the application of skills associated with interpreting and applying workplace standards and identifying and addressing problems that interfere with quality outcomes. The unit requires initiative, enterprise and self-management to ensure quality standards are achieved.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTGN2011  Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
    • CIT Code: FASH426
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to identify fibres, yarns, fabrics and textile materials and how they are used in the construction of garments and accessories and in textile production processes.
      The unit of competency applies to a range of natural and synthetic materials which may be used for knitted, woven, spun, tufted or non-woven products. While the unit relates to a comprehensive coverage of textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) materials, evidence may be contextualised to a sector or workplace.
      The unit of competency applies to work conducted in all clothing design, production and merchandising, and textile production and finishing processes using fibres, yarns and textile materials.
      This unit of competency is applicable to all sectors of the TCF industry.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team related activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete 15 of 17 meeting prerequisite requirement as shown

  • BSBDES301  Explore the use of colour
    • CIT Code: DSGN163
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the use of colour and to apply colour theory.
      It applies to individuals whose work involves understanding and applying the effective use of colour.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD3004  Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
    • CIT Code: FASH231
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to draw an accurate trade or technical drawing based on specifications and a design.
      The unit of competency applies to the patternmaking or design room, where accurate trade or technical drawings are required to interpret and clarify a garment design.
      Work is supervised and may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises. Work may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTGN2009  Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
    • CIT Code: FASH235
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to use computing technology in a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) workplace.
      The unit of competency applies to identifying the types and sources of information required, and using computing technology to access, enter, manipulate and store information. The equipment may include computers and other equipment based on computing technology. Impact of technology use must be related to work role.
      This unit of competency is applicable to all sectors of the TCF industry.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTCL2011  Draw and interpret a basic sketch
    • CIT Code: FASH236
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to draw and interpret a two-dimensional sketch of a garment, and to identify construction features.
      The unit of competency applies to interpreting and drawing basic trade sketches used by patternmakers and designers. Basic sketches or working drawings are two-dimensional, accurate drawings and may be drawn freehand or with the use of measuring devices and templates.
      Work is conducted according to defined procedures.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTCL3009  Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
    • CIT Code: FASH237
      Cost: $130.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles.
      The unit of competency applies to the development of a variety of pattern styles utilising the basic principles of patternmaking, including dart manipulation and square blocking.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Work is conducted according to defined procedures.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD4021  Drape fabrics to make patterns
    • CIT Code: FASH243
      Cost: $180.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge to drape fabrics to make patterns.
      This unit of competency applies to using draping techniques to create a basic fitted foundation. This applies to the creation of fitted blocks, such as a bodice and a skirt and does not include draping of set-in sleeves. Draping is conducted on a body form, such as a mannequin or model.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTCL2001  Use a sewing machine
    • CIT Code: FASH249
      Cost: $130.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to use a sewing machine to align and sew work pieces.
      The unit of competency applies to sewing techniques where the positioning of the work is controlled by guide bars, sensor lights or other such guiding devices, or where there is uncomplicated feeding of the fabric.
      Work is conducted according to defined procedures.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTCL2004  Sew components
    • CIT Code: FASH251
      Cost: $150.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to undertake sewing to assemble and sew garment components or textile products using one or more machines for intermediate sewing operations. Operations include feeding and handling of work involving directional changes, contouring or critical stopping points or requiring feeding and handling skills because of fabric or material variation.
      The unit of competency applies to sewing work using a machine such as a plain lockstitch sewing machine, a three, four or five thread overlocker, a blind hemming machine or a zigzag sewing machine.
      Work is conducted according to defined procedures.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: FASH249 MSTCL2001 Use a sewing machine
  • MSTCL2007  Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
    • CIT Code: FASH254
      Cost: $65.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays.
      The unit of competency applies to situations where single garments or only a couple of layers of fabric are to be cut. The marker may be developed directly on the fabric lay or planned separately and applied.
      Manual or computer-aided techniques may be used.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTCL3001  Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
    • CIT Code: FASH260
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to identify fabric performance and handling requirements.
      The unit of competency applies to fabrics used to produce garments and accessories and includes sourcing information from reference material and industry specialists, as well as conducting simple tests to identify fabric types and properties. Identification methods and tests covered by this unit are those where the procedure has already been determined and the range of outcomes established.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: FASH426 MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTCL3002  Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
    • CIT Code: FASH261
      Cost: $170.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, align and sew a complex whole garment.
      The unit of competency applies to sample machining involving all operations in the assembly of a garment from written specifications.
      Work may be self-directed and unsupervised, and may include carrying out a work plan to specifications.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: FASH426 MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
      FASH251 MSTCL2004 Sew components
      FASH249 MSTCL2001 Use a sewing machine
  • MSTCL3003  Perform garment repairs and alterations
    • CIT Code: FASH262
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to repair and alter finished garments based on client needs.
      The unit of competency applies to repairing garments that have been damaged, either during the production process or during normal wear. It also applies to the alteration of garments following production, where they do not fit an individual.
      Work is conducted according to defined procedures.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: FASH249 MSTCL2001 Use a sewing machine
      FASH251 MSTCL2004 Sew components
      FASH426 MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTCL3010  Sew woven and stretch knit garments
    • CIT Code: FASH268
      Cost: $140.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to sew woven and stretch knit garments.
      The unit of competency applies to sewing complete stretch and woven fabric garments or products and may apply to sample machining involving all operations in the assembly of a garment to specification. It covers the skills and knowledge to plan, align and sew complete stretch and woven fabric garments from specifications or patterns using a variety of machines and processes.
      Work may be self-directed and unsupervised and may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.

      Prerequisites: FASH251 MSTCL2004 Sew components
      FASH249 MSTCL2001 Use a sewing machine
      FASH426 MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTCL3013  Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
    • CIT Code: FASH271
      Cost: $110.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to interpret patterns and apply pattern information.
      The unit of competency applies to interpreting a variety of pattern styles, using patternmaking terminology and applying the basic principles of pattern making. It includes applying pattern information and specifications to the relevant processes of garment construction.
      Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD2005  Identify design process for fashion designs
    • CIT Code: FASH273
      Cost: $90.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to identify design process for fashion designs.
      The unit of competency applies to identifying the criteria for a fashion design brief, and how they impact on the process of producing fashion items. It includes the impact of colour on the design process in a production environment.
      Work is conducted according to defined procedures, in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD3003  Prepare design concept for a simple garment
    • CIT Code: FASH275
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare design concept for a simple garment.
      The unit of competency applies to individuals working with the patternmaker or designer to create a design concept for production of a simple garment. The concept is based on historical influences and trends from the 20th Century. Work is supervised, may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises, and may involve individual and team activities.

      Prerequisites: FASH236 MSTCL2011 Draw and interpret a basic sketch
      FASH273 MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs
  • MSTFD2006  Use a sewing machine for fashion design
    • CIT Code: FASH429
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to use a sewing machine to align and sew pattern pieces and sew components.
      The unit of competency applies to aligning and sewing straight seams, joining flat pieces of stable fabric together, sewing components and stitching hems, using basic stitching.
      Work is conducted according to defined procedures and would not be applied in a large scale production environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising MST50116
Non-Accredited Training Visual Merchandising for Fashion
Non-Accredited Training Introduction to Fashion Event Management
Non-Accredited Training Fashion Modelling
Non-Accredited Training Fashion Styling

More Information

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