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Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology MST30819

Overview

This program will give you the underpinning skills and technical knowledge to provide creative and technical solutions for interior residential, small commercial and institutional design projects with proficiency and confidence.

It will develop your creative design and problem solving skills and enable you to work with a client brief, within project parameters. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between human activity and interaction, spatial design and sustainability.

You will study different techniques of design communication, technical and computer-aided drawing, furnishings, materials and finishes, the psychology of colour and design history.

The program is taught through a series of practical projects and live briefs which encourage client interaction and provides industry content.

Upon graduation you will be able to join a design practice or operate a small interior design and decoration consultancy that specialises in residential and other small scale projects.

Qualification: Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology MST30819
Program No: C3-BD39
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 3 semesters part-time, 2 evenings a week (approx. 6 hours per week) plus 2 Saturdays per term. Some classes will also be available during the day.
Cost Info:

The 2020 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total program cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once.

Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Costs identified as Apprentice or Trainee apply only to students studying as part of an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement. The qualification cost for an Apprentice or Trainee is subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible Apprentices or Trainees.

Costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available.

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance.
Information about studying under Skilled Capital is also available.

Indicative Cost: $2,531
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.
Enrolment Type: Standard
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Timetable Information

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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).

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Further Study

Canberra Institute of Technology
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

  • Literacy Skills Information

    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. 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 the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills.

  • 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

Complete 19 subjects

Core: Complete all 4 subjects

  • MSTGN2013   Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
    • CIT Code: FASH430
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      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
  • MSMENV272   Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ENVI143
      Cost: Standard $102.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with environmental regulations, identify environment issues and minimise the risks of negative impact on work and carry out improvements in own work area. This unit applies to operators and team members who are required to follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner. This unit 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 applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team 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: Standard $66.00
      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
  • MSMWHS200   Work safely
    • CIT Code: OHSS485
      Cost: Standard $66.00
      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

Electives: Complete 15 subjects

  • BSBDES301   Explore the use of colour
    • CIT Code: DSGN163
      Cost: Standard $88.00
      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. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD3004   Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
    • CIT Code: FASH231
      Cost: Standard $109.00
      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
  • MSTGN2014   Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
    • CIT Code: FASH431
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to use computing technology in a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) workplace. It involves identifying the types and sources of information required, and using computing technology to access, enter, manipulate and store that information. The equipment may include computers and other equipment based on computing technology and must be related to work role. The unit applies to small to large scale workplaces in all sectors of the TCF industry and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTCL2011   Draw and interpret a basic sketch
    • CIT Code: FASH236
      Cost: Standard $107.00
      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: Standard $172.00
      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: Standard $194.00
      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
  • MSTCL2007   Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
    • CIT Code: FASH254
      Cost: Standard $70.00
      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: Standard $119.00
      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: MSTGN2013 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTCL3002   Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
    • CIT Code: FASH261
      Cost: Standard $183.00
      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:

      MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design
      MSTGN2013 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

  • MSTCL3003   Perform garment repairs and alterations
    • CIT Code: FASH262
      Cost: Standard $129.00
      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:MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design
      MSTGN2013 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTCL3010   Sew woven and stretch knit garments
    • CIT Code: FASH268
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      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:MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design
      MSTGN2013 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTCL3013   Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
    • CIT Code: FASH271
      Cost: Standard $117.00
      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: Standard $98.00
      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: Standard $217.00
      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: MSTCL2013 Draw and interpret a basic sketch
      MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs
  • MSTFD2006   Use a sewing machine for fashion design
    • CIT Code: FASH429
      Cost: Standard $258.00
      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 MST50119

More Information

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