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Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising (MST60116)

Finished your Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising and still wanting more? Complete your final step in our Fashion Design & Merchandising Program and create your own signature collection!


This course will enable you to take your career in fashion to the next level. Study a combination of strategic business planning and design management practices that mix theory and practical study. During the course you will learn advanced pattern making, product development and design management systems along with projects that explore range planning, real life business projects with industry clients and professional presentation strategies.

You will graduate with a fully realised collection and accompanying business plan, ready to showcase to potential employers. You will also show your entire collection in a graduate runway showcasing your work to the industry.

Industry Facing Skill Set

Through an in-depth final year, develop a full collection and accompanying business plan that demonstrates your specific creative vision. This final year course sees students undertake personalised study planning to accomplish a six-piece collection that works within current fashion mindsets and commercial marketplace trends.

The Advanced Diploma course builds upon the skills learnt in Certificate IV and Diploma and can be taken directly after course completion or at a later stage when you are ready and have some work experience under your belt.

Core Units Covered

The course aims to provide students with the confidence and skills to create, communicate and thrive in the highly competitive fashion business environment. The core training you will do will involve:

  • Design and produce a signature collection
  • Hone your Style CAD skills
  • Production and design refinement
  • Costing and production schedule development - onshore vs. offshore
  • Develop skills in presenting to retailers
  • Apply to show your garments at Melbourne Fashion Week
  • Become industry ready!


Assistant Designer

Pattern Maker

Assistant Buyer

Retail Manager

Fashion Stylist

CAD Operator

Course Snapshot

Course Duration:
Full Time: 1 year

Course Requirements: Successful completion of the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising.

Next intake: March 2019
July 2019

Location: Melbourne or Sydney

Course Fees

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