Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Academy of Design

This qualification is part of the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package. It provides two pathways targeting the skill requirements of fashion designer and fashion business management in Design and Product Development or Business and Merchandising. It covers the skills and knowledge required to work as assistant designers, merchandising assistants and specialist production technicians, such as patternmakers and sewing machinists, who support design and production within the clothing and fashion industry. It includes business and design outcomes which build on technical production skills and knowledge, to provide a basis for career progression to design, construction and merchandising management roles.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Prerequisite units may apply to electives.


25 units: 7 core; 18 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry; Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace; Calculate cost estimates for fashion products; Interact and network with fashion industry participants; Apply quality standards; Work safely; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices. Plus electives.

Further information:

If packaging for a generic qualification, select a minimum of 8 units in any combination Groups A and B.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02581B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Broadbeach No info No Full time
Established in 2002, The Academy of Design is a Registered Training Organisation located in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. It offers training in fashion design and technology, design arts, photoimaging and specialist make-up services.

Provider CRICOS: 02581B

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