Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising - MST50119

National Institute of Education and Technology

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03590D


  • Prepare procedures and specifications for TCF operations
  • Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
  • Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations
  • Conduct fashion design purchasing
  • Coordinate quality assurance for TCF products and services
  • Manipulate fabrics to create new finishes
  • Construct complex blocks for fashion garments
  • Apply quality standards
  • Research international markets
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Design bras and swimwear
  • Develop and implement a business plan
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • Conduct digital patternmaking and grading
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Identify opportunities in the TCF market
  • Participate in production planning processes
  • Determine and specify advanced construction processes
  • Source materials and resources for production of TCF designs
  • Plan for international trade
  • Develop digital costing markers
  • Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
  • Provide global operations support
  • Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
  • Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
  • Interpret market trends and developments
  • Grade complex patterns
  • Work safely
  • Maintain WHS management system
  • Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
  • Cost production of fashion and textile designs
  • Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
  • Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
  • Develop and test patterns for bras and swimwear
  • Produce and analyse spreadsheets
  • Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
  • Manage installation and commissioning of equipment and systems
  • Develop merchandising plans for fashion products
  • Perform contour draping
  • Work with international TCF supply chains
  • Analyse fit model
  • Develop marketing plans for fashion products
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Apply design studio process
  • Cut fabrics for prototype designs
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Analyse TCF merchandising and marketing principles
  • Perform sample machining of advanced construction garments
  • Develop product specifications for fashion design
  • Undertake marketing activities
  • Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development
  • Promote products and services
  • Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
  • Set and produce digital embroidery
  • Assemble and fit commercially tailored or bespoke garments
  • Implement visual merchandising concepts
  • Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
  • Communicate and sell design concepts
  • Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design
  • Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • Plan e-marketing communications
  • Create and edit digital embroidery designs
  • Apply knowledge of legislation relevant to international trade to complete work
  • Drape fabrics to make patterns
  • Develop a social media engagement plan
  • Apply knowledge of import and export international conventions, laws and finance
  • Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
  • Plan small business finances
  • Achieve visual merchandising targets
  • Use electronic fashion design tools
  • Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments
  • Sew design prototypes
  • Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
  • Apply knowledge of the international trade environment to complete work
  • Apply an expanding range of mathematical calculations for work
  • Plan and style merchandise photo shoots
  • Use colourisation techniques on fabrics
  • Analyse consumer behaviour
  • Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
  • Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
  • Grade 2-D patterns
  • Conduct market research
  • Apply TCF market supply systems
  • Develop visual merchandising creative concepts
  • Embellish garment by hand or machine

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