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Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Course Code: MST40519

Number of units: 25

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2 - 52 weeks duration

This qualification is intended to cover the skills and knowledge required to work as assistant designers, merchandising assistants and specialist production technicians, such as patternmakers and sewing machinists, who support design and production within the clothing and fashion industry. It includes business and design outcomes which build on technical production skills and knowledge, to provide a basis for career progression to design, construction and merchandising management roles.

This qualification allows for a generalist qualification, or specialisation in the fields of ‘Design and Product Development’ or ‘Business and Merchandising’.

No occupational licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication.

7 core units 18 electives units

Core units

Select all seven (7) units  of competency from the following list.

Unit code

Unit title


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Work safely


Apply quality standards


Interact and network with fashion industry participants


Calculate cost estimates for TCF products


Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry


Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

Elective Units

Electives selection is a customised and fully tailored process, it will be dependent on each applicant’s background, experience and previous studies and/or training.

Fashion Designer,Textiles and Fashion Merchandiser 

Career Summary
  • Identity document
  • Most updated form of resume
  • Cover letter outlining career summary
  • Recommendation letters from employers
  • Employment contract
  • Job description
  • Reference letters
Previous Academic attainments (if applicable)
  • Certified copies of certificate(s) (in English)
  • Certified copies of transcript(s) (in English)
  • Previous statement of attainment(s) (in English)
  • Course outlines for units attained
  • Past assessment(s)
Work Experience
  • Previous work memos
  • Write up on key projects undertaken previously and your involvement
  • Photographs or Videos of any projects or accomplishment
  • On the job training which you have undertaken or have trained (procedural/company policies) (if applicable)
  • Any initiatives or strategies which you have personally implemented (if applicable)
  • Logbooks (if applicable)
  • Invoices/quotations (if applicable)
  • Receive Nationally recognised and accredited qualification certification
  • Get qualified within 30 working days of evidence being received
  • Enhance your career opportunities
  • Opportunities to make get more income with new revenue streams
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