Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

MST50119

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $17773

$17773 is the average course fee entered on My Skills by 8 training provider(s).

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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 reflects the role of assistant designers and product developers who work in the textiles, clothing and footwear industry, as well as assistant roles associated with fashion buying and managing fashion production as part of a fashion enterprise. The role involves the application of integrated technical and theoretical knowledge across a broad range of specialist areas, incorporating various stages across the design, production and supply chain continuum, according to workplace requirements.

This qualification allows for a generalist qualification, or specialisation in the fields of ‘Design and Product Development’ and ‘Fashion Business’.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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 of this course who were satisfied with the training.

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates of this course who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay.

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:

Professionals

24.8%

Professionals
Sales Workers

24.2%

Sales Workers
Community and Personal Service Workers

17.2%

Community and Personal Service Workers

Industries

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

Retail Trade

26.2%

Retail Trade
Accommodation and Food Services

18.7%

Accommodation and Food Services
Education and Training

11.4%

Education and Training

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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JobTrainer

If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

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 $16,077.

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 2019-20 income year is $45,881.



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".



Australian Apprenticeships


Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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