VET Studies
VET Studies
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Applied Fashion Design and Technology

RTO Elisabeth Murdoch College No 21004


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students.  They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. The aims of this program are to provide students with the knowledge and skills to achieve competencies that will enhance their employment prospects in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry and to enable students to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice regarding further education and career paths.

Course Code and Title

  • MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology


  • Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Times: Wednesday 1.30 - 4.30pm and 4.30 - 7.30

Special Requirements

Students are required to purchase a folio and sewing kit. Detail regarding the requirements for the kit will be provided on enrolment.  At least 4 garments will be expected to be made per year and therefore material will need to be purchased throughout each year.

Structured Workplace Learning

Students will be required to undertake 40 hours of structured workplace learning, which contributes to the completion of the competency, “Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Industry”, and provides the opportunity to demonstrate competencies acquired off the job. During this time students will be required to complete work place activities.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for five credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, three at units 1 and 2 level and a 3 and 4 sequence.  Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR as a fifth or sixth subject.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency


MSMWHS200 Work safely

MSS402051 Apply quality standards

MSTCL2011 Draw and interpret a basic sketch

MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design

MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion design

MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic style

MSTGN2003 Work in the TFC industry

MSTCL2002 Provide hand sewing and finishing support



MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TFC industry

MSTCL1001 Produce a simple garment

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

The following link is to the VET Elisabeth Murdoch College Student Information Handbook

The Student Information Handbook provides information on:

  • Complaints and Appeals
  • O H & S
  • Access to Student Records
  • Student Support Services
  • Student Safety
  • Plagiarism, collusion & cheating
  • Training and Assessment Process
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
  • Equity and Privacy


TAFE Pathways

  • Certificate of Textiles Printing & Design
  • Certificate of Styling and Couture
  • Certificate of Pattern Making and Garment Construction
  • Certificate III in Clothing Production
  • Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design & Technology
  • Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology
  • Diploma of Costume for Performance

University Pathways (Degrees)

  • Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology
  • Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Design (Fashion Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Interior Design)
  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Merchandising)

More information on pathways in this field can be found on: