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Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

INTAKES

Quarterly

DURATION

52 weeks

DOMESTIC FEES

$6,750

COURSE / CRICOS CODES

MST50119 | 0100781

NUMBER OF UNITS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Yes

Explore Course by campus:
Brisbane South

What study modes are available?

  • Entirely On Campus
  • Entirely Online (Face to Face)
  • Entirely Online (Self-study)
  • Mixed Mode (Part On-Campus & Online)
28 CONTACT HOURS PER WEEK*

*International students undertake supervised self-study to meet the required minimum of 20 hours a week.

Explore Course by campus:
Brisbane South

Delivered at our Charlton Brown Fashion Lab, conveniently located in the heart of Brisbane, we have 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 learning (with special approval), the fashion diploma is designed to lead to a career or 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 level programme specialising in fashion at Canberra University, Torrens, or a Bachelor of Design at Griffith and save up to a year on your university 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

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.

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

UNIT

CORE UNIT

Course Code
Course Name

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS

Griffith University
Packaged
40CP
Torrens University
Packaged
40CP
Southern Cross University
Articulation
8 units
Southern Cross University
Articulation
8 units
Southern Cross University
Articulation
4 units
Bond University
Articulation
30cp
Bond University
Articulation
40cp
University of Canberra
Packaged
60cp

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Schedule & Campus

Brisbane South Intake Dates

Standard Queensland Monthly Course Intake Dates:
3/1/22, 7/2/22, 7/3/22, 4/4/22, 2/5/22, 6/6/22, 4/7/22, 1/8/22, 5/9/22, 3/10/22, 7/11/22, 5/12/22

Recommended Course Intake Dates for University Articulation:
Griffith University: 7/3/22, 4/7/22, 7/11/22
UTAS: 7/2/22, 4/7/22
Torrens University: 7/2/22, 2/5/22, 5/9/22

Note: information provided for guidance only, may change without notice.


Brisbane South Tuition Fees

Course NameCourse
Duration
Domestic / Permanent ResidentCampus
Availability
Intakes
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising52 weeks$6,700EMPQuarterly

Additional Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $200
Material Fee: $500

Further Information:

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


Brisbane South Study & Schedule

KEY:
Offsite Practical
On-Campus Consultation
On-Campus Practical
On-campus Theory
Online Consultation
Online F2F Theory
Supervised Hours
Session Recorded

Term 1

MondayMon
Room 8
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
TuesdayTue
WednesdayWed
ThursdayThu
Room 8
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
FridayFri
Room 8
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
SaturdaySat
SundaySun

Term 2

MondayMon
TuesdayTue
Room 8
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
WednesdayWed
ThursdayThu
FridayFri
SaturdaySat
SundaySun

Term 3

MondayMon
TuesdayTue
Room 8
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
WednesdayWed
Room 8
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
ThursdayThu
Room 8
1:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
FridayFri
SaturdaySat
SundaySun

Term 4

MondayMon
Room 8
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
TuesdayTue
WednesdayWed
Room 8
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
ThursdayThu
FridayFri
Room 8
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
SaturdaySat
SundaySun

Brisbane South Course TRAINERS

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.
BA Fashion, Grad Cert Bus.

Brisbane South Campus & Facilities

Your Campus

Established in 2016

NIET Group Eight Mile Plains Centre is our very first campus, established in 2016 to deliver our very first affordable programmes under NIET. Today it’s our head office, hosting 2 classrooms, student study area, and training kitchen – in addition to our group’s corporate, compliance & accounting divisions.

Built for Diverse Learners

This is the hub of the NIET’s massage, business and hospitality programmes, NIET Group’s Eight Mile Plains learning centre is based on the south side of Brisbane. With integrated operational cafe and massage facilities, Eight Mile Plains centre is the perfect facility to help our commercial cookery and massage students learn and grow, experiencing real-life businesses as they study.

Session Locations

Brisbane Room 8
  • Sewing Machines
  • CAD Lab
  • Dye Sublimator

Our state of the art Charlton Brown fashion lab incorporates the very latest fashion tech.

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.

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!

Great learning experience! A very welcoming environment with a great location in Hobart City! Huge thanks to trainer Jean for his enthusiasm and dedication.

Rajitha Pathum

I received a job offer from Goodstart Early Learning after my work placement. This is not possible without my trainer-Adam’s guidance!

Sunny Yang

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.

Pragati Koirala

This course is well tailored and provides me with a good understanding of community service industry. Rhea is knowledgeable and provides excellent assistance. NIET provides students with excellent facilities and resources. Highly recommend NIET Hobart!

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I highly recommend Advanced Diploma of Translating. Da Teng is very helpful and supportive to all students and thanks to him, I passed NAATI and became a certified translator. I also improved my English a lot from this course. It was a great learning experience.

Michy W.

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.”

Sarah R
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