Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

MST50116

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $17664

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Average Course Duration: 18 Months

18 Months is the average course duration entered on My Skills by 7 training provider(s).

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Description

This qualification is intended for assistant design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as assistant roles associated with managing fashion product as part of a fashion enterprise. Skills include design and product development, as well as technical production skills to support management and fashion businesses.

Skills may be applied at various stages across the design, production and supply chain continuum, according to workplace roles and enterprise requirements. Outcomes allow for specialisation in fashion design and product development or business merchandising, as well as generalist roles.

Skills involve the use of both manual and digital design tools, and may be applied at various stages of the supply chain. Design outcomes build on technical production skills and provide a basis for career progression to design or business management roles.

This qualification offers a generic MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, as well as two pathways targeting the skill requirements of fashion designer and fashion business management.

The following additional qualification descriptors are approved for this qualification:

Pathway 1: MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

(Design and Product Development)

Pathway 2: MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

(Business and Merchandising)

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Creative Arts field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Creative Arts field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Creative Arts field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

Jobs

Graduates of the Creative Arts field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

Community and Personal Service Workers

21.8%

Community and Personal Service Workers
Sales Workers

21.4%

Sales Workers
Professionals

20.5%

Professionals

Industries

Graduates of the Creative Arts field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

Retail trade

23.7%

Retail trade
Accommodation and food services

16.2%

Accommodation and food services
Professional, scientific and technical services

8.8%

Professional, scientific and technical services

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 


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Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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VET Student Loans

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $15,514.

The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.



Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Career Pathway

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is in the Creative Arts Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Textiles, Clothing and Footwear.


Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

 


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