Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising - MST40519


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03041M


  • Estimate and cost job
  • Lay up and cut complicated fabrics and lays
  • Interact and communicate with garment production personnel
  • Apply design studio process
  • Contribute to garment production process improvements
  • Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays
  • Cut fabrics for prototype designs
  • Apply quality standards
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Sew woven and stretch knit garments
  • Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Analyse TCF merchandising and marketing principles
  • Perform sample machining of advanced construction garments
  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • Present and promote textile design concepts
  • Develop product specifications for fashion design
  • Undertake marketing activities
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development
  • Promote products and services
  • Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
  • Use specialised machinery or processes to assist TCF production
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • Set and produce digital embroidery
  • Measure, lay up and cut custom-made garments
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Assemble and fit commercially tailored or bespoke garments
  • Source materials and resources for production of TCF designs
  • 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
  • Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
  • Create and edit digital embroidery designs
  • Apply knowledge of legislation relevant to international trade to complete work
  • Drape fabrics to make patterns
  • Identify design process for fashion designs
  • Press work
  • Apply knowledge of import and export international conventions, laws and finance
  • Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
  • Work safely
  • Use electronic fashion design tools
  • Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments
  • Organise and plan own work to achieve planned outcomes
  • Coordinate waste disposal
  • Sew design prototypes
  • Set up, adjust and maintain industrial sewing machines
  • Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
  • Use steaming and pressing equipment in TCF production
  • Make marker for complicated fabrics and lays
  • Assemble bra or swimwear
  • Apply knowledge of the international trade environment to complete work
  • Source textile materials and resources
  • Use colourisation techniques on fabrics
  • Analyse consumer behaviour
  • Organise and plan own work in a home-based production environment
  • Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
  • Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • Sew components, complex tasks
  • Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
  • Grade 2-D patterns
  • Conduct market research
  • Apply TCF market supply systems
  • Press whole garments
  • Embellish garment by hand or machine
  • Plan and implement production within a work area

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