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
learn on high-end textile design and manufacturing tools
Our cutting-edge fashion facility is designed to provide hands-on experience with the latest pattern-making, design and manufacturing equipment, including the very latest equipment and ultra-modern tools.
Based in the heart of Brisbane, overlooking King George Square, NIET Group Brisbane Centre offers architecturally designed study and recreation spaces, with the best access in the city to transport, retail and restaurants.
3 fashion labs
Commercial sewing machines
CAD Pattern maker
CLO 3D software
Digital fabric printer
LFP pattern printer
Comprehensive design resource store
Dedicated fashion store
Pattern projection suite
Xeon-based RTX 2080 workstations
8 Clunies Ross Court, Eight Mile Plains, 4066
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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.
NIET’s Diploma of Fashion programme has folded-in her wealth of knowledge, enabling us to deliver a programme that gives graduates exactly the skills they need to start designing, in under 1 year.
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Apply quality standards
Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
Interact and network with fashion industry participants
Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
Oerate computing technology in a TCF workplace
Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
Identify design process for fashion designs
Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications
Use electronic fashion design tools
Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
Develop patterns from a block using basic pattern making principles
Use sewing machine for fashion design
Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
Cut fabrics for prototype designs
Grade 2-D patterns
Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
Sew design prototypes
Source materials and resources for production of TCF designs
Manipulate fabrics to create a new finishes
Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
Determine and specify advanced construction processes
Develop marketing plans for fashion products
Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
Cost production of fashion and textile designs
Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
Participate in production planning processes
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Domestic Base Rate
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
Enrolment Fee: $200 Material Fee: $500
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.
Material fee includes a design kit and studio kit, valued at $250 each. Please see details below.
The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:
16 years old or above
Australian Year 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
Pass NIET entry test
(International student only)
IELTS score of 5 or equivalent; or
Pass NIET entry test
FASHION EQUIPMENT KITS
STUDENT DESIGN KIT ($250)
A3 Bleedproof Pad, 50 Sheets | 2 x A3 Black Display Book, 20pg | 2 x Jasart Round White Taklon Brush #4 and #8 | UHU Glue Stick 21g | 3 x A3 Foamboard, 5mm | Celco Steel Ruler, 300mm | Metal Sharpener, Single Hole | Celco Mini Plastic Eraser | Derwent Watercolour Pencils, Tin of 12 | A3 Black Bag | A4 Clear Mesh Pouch | Kohinoor Watercolour Discs, Brilliant Set of 24 | Paper Stump Medium, 8mm x 150mm | Hybrid Pastel White Pen, 0.8mm | Prismacolor Premier Pencils Set of 12 | Shef Art Precision Knife | Staedtler Pigment Liner, Wallet of 6 | 2 x Staedtler Tradition Pencil b and hb | X-Press It Double Sided Tape, 12mm x 50m | 6 x Copic Sketch Markers – E01, YR000, N4, RV02, W1 and W3 | 1 x pack 12 Acrylic Paints
STUDENT STUDIO KIT ($250)
Studio Kit tool Box | Inch grading ruler | Cm French Curve ruler | Third scale ruler | Tape measure | Pair of Fabric Scissors | Pair of thread snips | Notcher / Hole punch | Awl | Un-picker | Turning hook | Facing wheel | Dress maker pins | Hand sewing needles | Tailors chalk | Tweezer | Screw driver | Pin cushion | Stainless steel ruler | Calico fabric allowance for sewing samples | Tote bag | Tunic
Brisbane Representative Schedule
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 ?
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.
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.
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!
“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.”
“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.”