Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology (LMT50307)
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Open Colleges (RTO 90796)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology course offered online through Open Colleges, in partnership with the College of Fashion Design, is a unique distance education course that has been developed to give you the design and technical skills to work professionally in fashion design or garment construction. With the training you receive in this program, you will acquire advanced patternmaking skills and be able to gain entry-level work in fashion design.
This online fashion design course is also ideal for those who wish to produce expertly fitted clothes for themselves or who want to turn their hobby into a small business. Your fashion design education will cover how to produce a fashion illustration, applying advanced patternmaking principles and developing patterns for complex fashion garments. You will also gain valuable knowledge of business techniques such as cost estimating and marketing planning.
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Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:
Have a Higher School Certificate or equivalent.
Hold a relevant qualification.
Have relevant vocational experience.
Areas of study
In this online Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology program, the subjects you’ll study include:
Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures
Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design
Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
Identify fibres and fabrics
Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
Modify patterns to create basic styles
Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
Construct complex blocks for fashion garments
Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
Source materials and resources for production of fashion design
Cut fabrics for prototype designs
Sew design prototypes
Draw and interpret a basic sketch
Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
Identify design process for fashion designs
Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development
Interact and network with fashion industry participants
Communicate and sell design concepts
Apply design studio process
Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
Develop product specifications for fashion design
Grade 2D patterns
Develop marketing plans for fashion products
Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
Produce fashion illustrations
Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
Grade shaped patterns
Determine and specify advanced construction processes
Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
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This online course in fashion design and technology will give you the expert skills and training to gain work as a senior patternmaker, assistant fashion designer, or independent custom clothing business owner or manager.
How else will I benefit from this diploma?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology LMT50307 from Open Colleges in partnership with the College of Fashion Design.
Studying by distance/correspondence means you can study when and where you want, at your own pace.
Receive career-focused training with practical experience.
Students will receive course DVDs, workbooks and an equipment kit from Telestia, a global leader in learning materials for the fashion industry.
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RTO 90796 Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.