Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology - MST30816


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to work in applied design and production roles within the clothing and fashion industry.This qualification is suitable for workers producing fashion products where a basic understanding of design and marketing as well as sewing skills for specialist machinists, support roles in patternmaking, production of digitally printed or embroidered fabrics or garments is needed. Items to be produced would include a single or small range of products. This qualification is particularly suitable for those who are self-employed undertaking low volume production of items for local distribution outlets, for example, markets.There are no specific licenses that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.


  • 19 units: 4 core
  • 15 elective


  • Provide coaching/mentoring in the workplace
  • Estimate and cost job
  • Lay up and cut complicated fabrics and lays
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Replicate traditional hand craft techniques
  • Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • Evaluate the nature of design in a specific industry context
  • Prepare for personalised digital printing
  • Apply quality standards
  • Sew woven and stretch knit garments
  • Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • Perform minor maintenance
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Explore the use of colour
  • Maintain computerised embroidery machines
  • Manage digital files
  • Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • Set and produce digital embroidery
  • Interpret product costs in terms of customer requirements
  • Use colour management systems
  • Demonstrate features of digitised embroidery machines
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Produce and manage basic digital print
  • Perform test or inspection to check product quality
  • Sew components
  • Apply dyeing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs
  • Apply hooping and fabric handling techniques
  • Use a sewing machine
  • Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
  • Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • Coordinate work of team or section
  • Use colour management for production
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Work in the TCF industry
  • Identify design process for fashion designs
  • Work within an Indigenous cultural framework
  • Digitise artwork for computerised embroideries
  • Work safely
  • Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • Preflight and import complex images for digital devices
  • Organise and plan own work to achieve planned outcomes
  • Despatch work
  • Manage the impact of change on own work
  • Set up and produce specialised digital print
  • Design and produce indigenous printed textiles to a brief
  • Set up, adjust and maintain industrial sewing machines
  • Determine resource requirements for the micro business
  • Use steaming and pressing equipment in TCF production
  • Make marker for complicated fabrics and lays
  • Market design product to local outlets
  • Produce embroidery from digitised images
  • Undertake root cause analysis
  • Assemble bra or swimwear
  • Prepare design concept for a simple garment
  • Generate a proof for digital production
  • Generate artwork for computerised embroideries
  • Apply advanced digitising techniques to produce computerised embroideries
  • Apply software applications to digital production
  • Organise and plan own work in a home-based production environment
  • Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
  • Perform garment repairs and alterations
  • Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Digitise text to produce embroidered lettering
  • Apply printing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs
  • Embellish garment by hand or machine
  • Work in a team environment
  • Use computer systems
  • Apply cost factors to work practices
  • Advise on products and services

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Lidcombe College No information available No
  • Full-time : 18 weeks
Kempsey Campus Domestic: $12,180
No information available No
  • Online/Off-campus : 18 months

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