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Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

INTAKES

Quarterly

NUMBER OF UNITS

35

DURATION

52 weeks

STUDY MODE

Face-to-face or Online

ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Available

DOMESTIC FEES

$6,500

COURSE / CRICOS CODES

MST50119 | 0100781

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Yes

NIET has custom-developed this fast-track Fashion Programme to include all the core skills you need to design, manufacture, promote and market your own line of clothing. Plus, with articulations to Griffith, Torrens and Canberra University you can shave an entire year off a degree.

About the Course:

Make a visual statement with a Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Our course teaches you the skills and knowledge relevant to fashion design and product development jobs, and assistant roles associated with fashion product management in a fashion enterprise.

Available on campus or online via distance, the Diploma is designed to lead to career and further training opportunities in either product design and development or business and merchandising, and elective choices are categorised by these specialisations.

This qualification allows for a generalist qualification, or specialisation in the fields of ‘Design and Product Development’ and ‘Fashion Business’.

When you graduate, you can articulate into a Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design at Torrens, or a Bachelor of Design at Griffith and save up to a year on your studies.

What You’ll Learn:

  • work effectively and safely in the fashion industry
  • develop design concepts
  • produce and finish fashion garments
  • gain skills on textile design and manufacturing tools
  • estimate production costs
  • control product quality
  • network within the industry
  • how to create and run a fashion event

Career Outcomes

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Explore our Fashion Facilities

  • Brisbane Workshop

Brisbane Workshop

Our fashion workshop is located in our NIET Group Brisbane Centre and is designed to provide hands-on experience and access to pattern-making, design and manufacturing materials, tools and trainer supervision.

Based in the heart of Brisbane, overlooking King George Square, NIET Group Brisbane Centre offers purpose designed study and recreation spaces, with the best access in the city to transport, retail and restaurants.

Equipment

  • Large modern campus
  • Dedicated Fashion classrooms
  • Sewing machines
  • Measuring and cutting equipment
  • Fashion making tools
  • Patterns
  • Mannequins and garment holders
  • Displays
  • Fashion library
  • Computers

Here's what our fashion students think

See why more than 8000 students have chosen NIET

Mariana
Diploma of Fashion Design
I'm loving studying design at the institute - it's fast-paced but the staff, the labs, the learning are awesome. The opportunity to start from scratch to design and market a clothing line is super exciting.
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Mariana
Diploma of Fashion Design
I’m very grateful to Yanna, Jess and Bri for always helping and pushing be to be better!
Going to campus was always so amazing that it never felt like studying, it was something I really enjoyed to be part of.
I’m gonna miss so much the trainers and everything. Thanks for creating an amazing environment to us. I had great moments and I learned so much that I will never forget.

Meet Our Training Team

EIGHT MILE PLAINS CENTRE

Yanna Tsoumbaras 

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Yanna has had 7 of her own Labels, designed collections for Harrods of London (HOL), David Jones , Myer, and has exhibited and sold her own collections in Tradeshows in London, Paris and Italy as well as being published in Collectioni Bambini.

NIET’s Diploma of Fashion programme has been enriched with her wealth of knowledge, enabling us to deliver a programme that gives graduates exactly the skills they need to start designing, patternmaking and sewing their own collections in under 1 year.

 

EIGHT MILE PLAINS CENTRE

Brianna Smith

Brianna graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Applied Fashion Design and Excellence Award. Her expertise lies in the production stage of fashion design, including sewing and pattern making.

EIGHT MILE PLAINS CENTRE

Jess

To be confirmed.


Course Details

CORE UNIT

Course Code
Course Name
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200
Work safely
MSS402051
Apply quality standards
MSTCL3001
Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
MSTFD4006
Interact and network with fashion industry participants
MSTFD4023
Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
MSTFD5010
Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
MSTGN2013
Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
MSTGN2014
Oerate computing technology in a TCF workplace

ELECTIVE UNIT

Course Code
Course Name
MSTFD3004
Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
MSTFD4014
Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
MSTFD4003
Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
MSTFD2005
Identify design process for fashion designs
MSTCL3002
Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
MSTFD4020
Use electronic fashion design tools
MSTCL3013
Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
MSTCL3009
Develop patterns from a block using basic pattern making principles
MSTFD2006
Use sewing machine for fashion design
MSTFD4010
Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
MSTFD4011
Cut fabrics for prototype designs
MSTFD4013
Grade 2-D patterns
MSTFD4015
Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
MSTFD4016
Sew design prototypes
MSTFD4022
Source materials and resources for production of TCF designs
MSTFD5005
Manipulate fabrics to create a new finishes
MSTFD5011
Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
MSTFD5015
Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
MSTFD5017
Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
MSTFD5018
Determine and specify advanced construction processes
MSTFD5023
Develop marketing plans for fashion products
MSTFD5024
Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
MSTFD5025
Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
MSTFD5027
Cost production of fashion and textile designs
MSTFD5029
Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
MSTGN5001
Participate in production planning processes

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS

Griffith University
Bachelor of Design
40CP
Articulation
Torrens University
Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design
40
Packaged
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Arts
8 units
Articulation
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Psychological Science
8 units
Articulation
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Art and Design
4 units
Articulation
Bond University
Bachelor of Creative Arts
30cp
Articulation
Bond University
Bachelor of Arts
40cp
Articulation
University of Canberra
Bachelor of Creative Industry (Applied Fashion)

TUITION FEES

Course NameCourse
Duration
Domestic
Base Rate
Campus
Availability
Intakes
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising52 weeks$6,500EMPQuarterly

Additional Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $200
Material Fee: $500

Disclaimer:

NIET’s tuition fees vary based on a combination of residential status, location at the time of applying, campus capacity and other factors. Fee information provided for this course is therefore indicative and intended only as a guide. Specific tuition fees, terms and conditions will be provided via a formal Letter Of Offer issued to successful applicants. Should you wish to discuss tuition fees, please Contact Us or alternatively, you may Apply Now and our Admissions Team will respond with a formal Letter of Offer should your application be successful.

Further Information:

Material fee includes a design kit and studio kit, valued at $250 each. Please see details below.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

EDUCATION

  • 16 years old or above
  • Australian Year 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
  • Pass NIET entry test

ENGLISH

  • (International student only)
  • IELTS score of 5 or equivalent; or
  • Pass NIET entry test

FASHION EQUIPMENT KITS

NIET Fashion Kit

STUDENT DESIGN STARTER KIT ($250)

1 x A3 Portfolio with plastic Sleeves, 1 x A3 Drawing pads, A4 mesh pouches, Mounting boards, Sharpener, Water colour brush, Eraser, Paint brush holder, 24 coloured pencils, 36 coloured pencil, HB pencil, B Pencil, 1 x Each Fine Tip Black Pens – Pigma micron 08, 05, 005, 03, 01, BR, Paint brushes, Paper stumps 6 pack, Sterling Art knife, 8pack coloured pens, Double sided tape rolls, Copic marker-W3, Copic marker-W1, Copic marker-N4, Copic marker-RV02, Copic marker-YR000, Copic marker- E01, water colour disks, Portfolio bag.

STUDENT STUDIO STARTER KIT ($250)

Pins, Awl, Tape measure, Seam Ripper, Tracing wheel, 30 Assorted needles in case, Loop turner, Plastic unpick, Snippers, Pin pouch, Tailors chalk, Metal ruler, Notcher, Screwdriver, Tweezer, Dressmaker sheers, Dressmaker sheers, French curve, Triangle drawing ruler, Toolbox for all sewing tools, Calico Fabric supplied for First Term sewing sample workbook, Brown Paper and Brown Cardboard for Patterns supplied in class.

2022 Intake Dates

Standard Course Intake Dates:

3/1/22, 4/4/22, 4/7/22, 3/10/22

 

Recommended Course Intake Dates for University Articulation:

Torrens University

7/2/22, 2/5/22, 5/9/22

Training Plan

Week 1 

  • Design – Role of Colour, Play with Shape and Form, Learn about Elements of Design
  • Studio – WHS, Quality, Start your Sewing journey with your sewing passport

COURSE SCHEDULE

Course schedule varies by term. Term 1: Mon 9:30-15:30, Thu 9:30-12:30. Fri 9:30-16:30 (Local Time), Term 2: Tue 9:30-16:30 (Local Time), Term 3: Tue 9:30-15:30, Wed 9:30-16:30, Thu 13:30-16:30, Term 4: Mon 9:30-16:30, Fri 9:30-16:30
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DISCLAIMER:

NIET’s course intake dates and training schedules vary according to student numbers, trainer availability and other of factors. Schedule information provided for this course is therefore indicative and intended only as a guide. Specific class schedules and access to the online learning portal will be provided upon commencement. Should you wish to discuss training schedules in more detail prior to applying, please Contact Us.

Why study with ?

Very Affordable.

Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.

Lots of Pathway Options.

We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith and UTAS.

Accessible Entry Requirements.

Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.

Just the education you need.

Our hyper-focused training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.

How do I apply?

Our application process is free, easy & there’s no obligation.

1

Submit an Application

It’s free, takes around 5 minutes, and helps our team make sure you’re eligible. If you have any questions, for example around how to pay, funding, schedule, placement etc, ask them at the same time.

2

Accept your letter of offer

Our team will send you a letter of offer for you to accept. Send it back, pay your enrolment fee, then our incredible Admissions team will send you an onboarding pack, and schedule in your classes. Welcome onboard!

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I enrolled in NIET while starting a new life in Tasmania. I received lots of help from the administration and teachers. I used to struggle a lot to do my assignments. Dimpy has helped me with one-on-one consultations after classes. Classes were very engaging and interactive. Overall, I had an amazing experience with NIET.

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I am really happy to share my thoughts on my Trainer Dimpy Rani. She is approachable and informative when teaching students. She puts so much effort for every student to thrive professionally. She is not only a trainer, but also a motivational speaker, who knows how to boost the confidence in her students. I am thankful to the whole NIET STAFF for their support and services during the course.

Faisal Shehzad

Great experience with a great teacher, Mr. Alvin. When classes were online, despite the time differences, Alvin still managed to bring everyone together and maintain an engaging class. He’s always open for discussions and dedicated to help students achieving their goals.

James Bastos

I’m very grateful to Yanna, Jess and Bri for always helping and pushing be to be better! Going to campus was always so amazing that it never felt like studying, it was something I really enjoyed to be part of. I’m gonna miss so much the trainers and everything. Thanks for creating an amazing environment to us. I had great moments and I learned so much that I will never forget.

Mariana

“NIET offers flexible classes for me so I could still meet my family responsibilities while getting my certificate. Now I started my dream jobs so I and my family are very happy that I started my study at NIET.”

Sarah T

“I can utilise the skills gained from my business study course. I have met wonderful people throughout my study journey – from my study group and trainers to very helpful student services staff. My experience with NIET has been a very rewarding one. I have applied my knowledge and skills to real world experiences, and can really see the benefits it brings to my own business.”

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