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Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles MST50122

Overview

Fashion is an exciting area of study that combines art, design, technical skill, and commerce. Designed as a professional qualification in fashion design, this course will teach you skills in design, fashion illustration, technical drawing, textiles, patternmaking, and technical skills for commercial garment construction. This will set you up for a career in fashion design.

Learn in a simulated industry design studio with industrial machinery and the latest software to design and produce customised fashion garments for your professional portfolio of work. Our textile area is using innovative technology to address sustainable and environmental practices for job of the future.

A major component of your course is the design and production of customised fashion garments to create a professional portfolio of work.

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Qualification:

Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles MST50122

Next Intake:

Semester 1 2024

Course No:

DP-BD81

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

4 semesters (approximately 20 hours per week) full-time delivery including self-directed studio work and online components OR part-time equivalent.

Cost Info:

Further information about fees is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost:

Standard fee $7,085

Likely Job Outcome:

Fashion designer, assistant designer, fashion design support, product developer, patternmaker, grader fashion magazine assistant or stylist.

Application Type:

Portfolio - Standard
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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

Download Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles MST50122 Course Structure (PDF 617Kb)

Entry Requirements

To be successful in this course you need a Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) or have relevant work or other practical experience. You may be asked to attend an interview to demonstrate appropriate design aptitude and understanding with a portfolio in an art and design area.

To ensure students have the appropriate foundation and underpinning skills and knowledge, the student must hold a MST31022 Certificate III in Apparel, Fashion and Textiles or demonstrate the equivalent industry experience in following units:

- MSTAT2005 Sew materials by machine
- CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
- MSTGN2023 Identify and handle fabrics and textiles

If you are from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, and are using English as a second language (both oral and written), you must have English skills equivalent to IELTS 6.

Skills Recognition

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

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. 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 25 subjects

Core: Complete all 9 subjects

  • MSTAT5001   Develop and present design concepts in response to a brief
    • CIT Code: FASH450
      Cost: Standard $400.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and present design concepts to the client in response to a specific brief. It includes both the development and refinement of concepts using experimentation processes prior to selection of final concepts. The unit applies to any type of textile product where the design brief provides significant guidance about design needs. This unit applies to designers working as part of a design team or under supervision.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD4022   Source materials and resources for production of TCF designs
    • CIT Code: FASH458
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to source materials and resources to produce designs of textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) items and accessories. It applies to locating and comparing required products and services from local and international suppliers and contractors, applying ethical sourcing requirements.The unit applies to small to large scale workplaces in the TCF industry, and may involve individual and team activities.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5027   Cost production of fashion and textile designs
    • CIT Code: FASH461
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and calculate production costs of fashion and textile designs to determine the most cost-effective production mechanism.The unit applies to costing domestic and offshore production options. Work may be conducted in small to large scale workplaces in the textiles, clothing and footwear industry, and may involve individual and team activities.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTGN3018   Support sustainable practice in apparel and textile design and production
    • CIT Code: FASH463
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to source information about sustainability in the context of apparel and textile design and production, use sustainable work practices and contribute to improved sustainability.This unit applies to all workers in the textile, clothing and footwear industries.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTGN4023   Interact and network with TCF industry participants
    • CIT Code: FASH466
      Cost: Standard $350.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use industry-appropriate communication and relationship building techniques to maintain effective industry networks and to support effective design and production processes.This unit applies to individuals who engage with those external to their own workplace along the supply chain in the textiles, clothing and footwear industries (TCF).No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTGN4024   Quality assure textile products
    • CIT Code: FASH467
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement the quality assurance process that ensures that products meet design and production specifications.This unit applies to individuals who complete the quality assurance process in accordance with established procedures.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTGN4025   Use digital design tools
    • CIT Code: FASH468
      Cost: Standard $350.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create designs and production specifications for any type of textile product using digital software programs and peripherals. The focus of the unit is the technical skills and knowledge skills and knowledge required to use software to manipulate design elements.This unit applies to design and production personnel.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTGN5017   Assess impacts of emerging industry innovations and practices
    • CIT Code: FASH469
      Cost: Standard $450.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to research emerging industry innovations and practices and assess their impact on own practice.The unit applies to individuals working in any area of the textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry in job roles that require the ability to research and critically analyse information for its application to business and work practice.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTGN5018   Research and analyse textile materials
    • CIT Code: FASH470
      Cost: Standard $350.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse textile materials and to make recommendations about their use in a business context. It includes the analysis of different aspects of materials such as fibre properties, quality, construction processes, finish and end use with a focus on establishing the ethical, sustainability, design and production implications of findings for business activities.This unit applies to individuals working independently or within broad guidelines. No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete minimum 16

  • MSTAT5018   Specify and plan advanced construction processes
    • CIT Code: FASH456
      Cost: Standard $400.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create, implement, and document a specification and process plan for products with advanced design details. This is achieved through a process of sample production and evaluation. This unit applies to designers and more senior production personnel who use knowledge of design and production processes to select and adapt approaches to work to achieve desired outcomes.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR515   Establish and maintain safe creative practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS394
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice.It involves determining work health and safety (WHS) requirements, identifying hazards, managing risks, and monitoring and enhancing safety of the practice. The unit applies to those who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues. The unit does not apply to individuals employed by organisations to manage the safety of a practice.No licensing, legislative or certification conditions apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR513   Present a body of own creative work
    • CIT Code: ARTS393
      Cost: Standard $225.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use creative, technical and project management skills to produce a professional and innovative presentation of own creative work. The unit applies to individuals who maintain an up-to-date presentation package or portfolio of creative work. This unit involves the use of digital formatting in the design and delivery of the presentation or portfolio. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTAT5011   Develop standard-size patterns from existing blocks for garments with advanced styling
    • CIT Code: FASH453
      Cost: Standard $450.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop patterns from existing blocks for the production of garments with advanced styling requirements such as structured tailoring, evening wear, bridal wear, corsetry, complex or experimental drape, complex patternmaking or significant detailing.This unit applies to patternmakers who work in accordance with existing specifications using discretion, judgement and problem solving to achieve work outcomes.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: MSTAT3002 Develop patterns using basic patternmaking principles
  • MSTAT5013   Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations
    • CIT Code: FASH454
      Cost: Standard $350.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse the fit of a garment or toile on the individual body, make necessary adjustments and alter the pattern.This unit applies to individuals who use discretion and judgement in planning and selecting patternmaking processes to achieve outcomes.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: MSTAT3002 Develop patterns using basic patternmaking principles
  • MSTAT5014   Conduct digital patternmaking and grading
    • CIT Code: FASH455
      Cost: Standard $450.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use digital technologies to produce patterns and complete pattern grading for garments. It involves the use of specialised electronic programs and computing equipment to digitise patterns and access existing pattern block libraries to create and grade pattern styles for a set size range.This unit applies to patternmakers who work in accordance with existing specifications using discretion, judgement and problem solving to maximise cost efficiency and quality.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTAT5002   Progress garment design concepts to production
    • CIT Code: FASH451
      Cost: Standard $425.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to take finalised design concepts and progress them through the planning, implementation and evaluation stages of garment design and production. The unit applies to garments that include some distinctive style and features but where the design brief provides significant guidance about design needs. This unit applies to personnel working as part of a design and production team.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5024   Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
    • CIT Code: FASH434
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate fashion designs against set criteria, which may include the design brief, a brand, or a stakeholder requirement, to determine if the design and techniques applied meet specifications and stakeholder needs. The unit applies to small to large scale workplaces in the textiles, clothing and footwear industry, and may involve individual and team activities.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTFD5025   Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
    • CIT Code: FASH433
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to research and analyse significant influences that determine current individual preferences and future fashion trends. It involves analysing fashion theories on adoption and dissemination of new trends, as well as investigating fashion trends. The unit applies to those in the textiles, clothing and footwear industry developing designs that meet specific design briefs and current market demands. Work may be conducted in small to large scale workplaces and may involve individual and team activities..
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTAT5007   Design and produce experimental textiles
    • CIT Code: FASH452
      Cost: Standard $425.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply experimental processes to create different effects on fibres, fabrics and other materials and produce original textiles in response to a design brief. The design and subsequent calculations and pattern development may be created manually or by using computer-aided design (CAD) programs.This unit applies to textile designers.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTAT4008   Create standard-size garment patterns from existing blocks
    • CIT Code: FASH447
      Cost: Standard $350.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create garment patterns for standard sizes from existing blocks using patternmaking techniques that include contouring, square blocking, pivoting and advanced dart manipulation.This unit applies to individuals working in accordance with pre-determined designs and established procedures. They use discretion, judgement and problem solving to test and alter patterns.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: MSTAT3002 Develop patterns using basic patternmaking principles
  • MSTAT3005   Sew garments
    • CIT Code: FASH443
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to sew complete garments that include multiple pieces, involving the use of sewing techniques where the positioning, feeding and handling of work pieces involves discretionary changes, contouring or critical stopping points and/or special handling skills required to accommodate fabric variations. Garments may include shirts, trousers, dresses, unstructured jackets, stretch knits and skirts. This unit applies to individuals working in accordance with established procedures using discretion, judgement and problem solving to complete work. It often applies to the sample machining role. No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTAT4012   Produce garments using advanced construction techniques
    • CIT Code: FASH449
      Cost: Standard $350.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret design specifications and use advanced construction techniques to perform sewing and finishing operations to complete whole garments, which may be design samples. The focus of the unit is on the skills to use multiple types of machines to produce garments which require use of advanced techniques either because of design feature details or more complex construction and assembly requirements.This unit applies to individuals working independently who are responsible for their own outcomes and who may have some responsibility for the work of others.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: MSTAT3005 Sew garments
  • MSTAT3002   Develop patterns using basic patternmaking principles
    • CIT Code: FASH442
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret design specifications for textile products and use patternmaking principles to develop and test patterns to confirm specifications. Textile products may include apparel or non-wearable items.This unit applies to individuals working in accordance with pre-determined designs and established procedures. They use discretion, judgement and problem solving to test and alter patterns.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTAT6002   Design a garment range
    • CIT Code: FASH457
      Cost: Standard $400.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, cost and present concepts for a garment range of at least ten pieces. The range is based on a central idea such as the performance outcome of the garments, occasion, theme or storyline.This unit applies to designers. No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSTAT4002   Contribute to development of preliminary garment design concepts
    • CIT Code: FASH446
      Cost: Standard $350.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the development of preliminary garment design concepts where the design challenge is quite specific or limited in nature. Examples may be where garments have a limited number of design features, where fabrics to be used are quite stable or where an existing design is being modified. This unit applies to individuals working in design and production roles as a member of a team and under the guidance of others.No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate III Apparel, Fashion and Textiles MST31022

More Information

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