Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

MST50119

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: Not available

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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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NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

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 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


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.

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


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