The aim of this course is for learners to acquire and apply creative knowledge and practical skills, and to explore processes in the design and development of fashion concepts from research through to patternmaking, sizing, fitting and analysis, construction, garment realisation to merchandising.
Graduates from this qualification are well placed to gain employment within the fashion industry as assistant designers, product developers, assistant patternmakers and graders, CAD operators, specification technicians, fashion prototype developers, assistant production managers, assistant supply chain managers, assistant brand managers, and fashion merchandisers.
The University of Technology, Sydney, and TAFE NSW, have a formal agreement for Credit transfer for graduates who have completed the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.
The arrangements are as follows, and will take effect from the commencement of 2008: Graduates of Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology (19558), could receive up to 36 credit points (with a Credit average or above). The recognition would be for the 6 core subjects in the 1st year of the 4-year Bachelor of Design Fashion and Textiles Course. There is still a requirement to do 2 x 1st year design studies subjects but these can be added to the 2nd year subjects.
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