Fashion Design & Technology

Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology (First Year – MST20616)

Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design & Technology (Second Year – LMT21707)

The Applied Fashion Design and Technology program involves design, sewing, and pattern making modules exposing you to creative production oriented environment within the fashion industry. This program includes incorporates a variety of industry areas including clothing manufacturing, alterations, dressmaking, costume design and clothing/fabric retail. Learning materials used are innovative and widely used in fashion schools in Europe. Through this course you will gain the skills to draft patterns for any given body measurements for any size and style.

VCE VET Applied Fashion Design and Technology provides students with basic design and development skills and knowledge to prepare them for work in the fashion industry. Students will be provided with the opportunity to acquire and develop skills in sewing, design processes, working with patterns, applying quality standards and interpreting basic sketches. Units 3 and 4 of the program include identifying fibres and fabrics, fabric performance and handling, garment repairs, alterations, basic patternmaking principles, preparing and marketing design concepts. This is a hands-on qualification that allows for some creative expression to develop and be displayed in the practical projects undertaken.


College of Fashion Design.

Day | Time | Venue

Sandringham College – Sandringham
Bendigo Kangan Institute – Richmond Campus



Selection Criteria

Students are recommended to have basic sewing skills prior to commencing the course.
Student suitability decided by home school/ referral by home school to program.

Sample Program Outline

  • Using a sewing machine
  • Design and production of a simple garment
  • Identify the design process for fashion
  • Identify fibres and fabrics
  • Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • Sewing components


Required class materials are built into the course fees however, students will need to purchase their own fabric and related materials throughout the year.

Basic stationery is required for written components.


VCAL counts towards Industry Related Skills strand
VCE eligible for VCE VET units 1-4 on completion of Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design & Technology will receive one ATAR increment, which is calculated as 10 per cent of the average of the scaled scores of the student’s primary four VCE studies

Future Employment Opportunities

Fashion Coordinator, Interior Decorator, Milliner, Set Designer, Tailor, Retail Fashion, Wardrobe Assistant.

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