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Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

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    Max 30 months

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    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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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.

What you'll learn

About this course

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology (LMT50307) 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.


Applicants must also meet the criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have a Higher School Certificate or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a relevant qualification; OR
  • Have relevant vocational experience.

Areas of study

In this online applied fashion design and technology program, the subjects you'll study include:

  • LMTGN2001B - Follow defined OHS policies and procedures
  • MSAENV272B - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • LMTCL2003B - Identify fibres and fabrics
  • LMTCL3001B - Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • LMTCL2010B - Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • LMTFD4018B - Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design
  • LMTFD4008B - Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
  • LMTCL3009B - Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • LMTFD4011B - Cut fabrics for prototype designs
  • LMTFD4010B - Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
  • LMTFD4021B - Drape fabrics to make patterns
  • LMTFD4007B - Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments
  • LMTFD4015B - Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
  • LMTFD5015B - Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
  • LMTFD4017B - Source materials and resources for production of fashion design
  • LMTCL2011B - Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • LMTFD2005B - Identify design process for fashion designs
  • LMTFD3004B - Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • LMTFD4014B - Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques
  • LMTFD4002B - Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development
  • LMTFD4006B - Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • LMTFD4003B - Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
  • LMTFD4004B - Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
  • LMTFD4001B - Apply design studio process
  • LMTFD4005B - Communicate and sell design concepts
  • LMTFD5010B - Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
  • LMTFD5011B - Produce fashion illustrations
  • LMTFD4013B - Grade 2D patterns
  • LMTFD5016B - Grade shaped patterns
  • LMTFD5018B - Determine and specify advanced construction processes
  • LMTFD5006B - Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
  • LMTFD5004B - Develop marketing plans for fashion products
  • LMTFD5017B - Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
  • LMTFD4012B - Develop product specifications for fashion design
  • LMTFD5007B - Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
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.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology (LMT50307) from Open Colleges.

This online course in fashion design and technology will give you the expert skills and training to gain work as a:

  • Assistant fashion designer
  • Senior patternmaker
  • Small custom clothing business manager
  • Small custom clothing business owner-operator

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Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

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