VET Studies
VET Studies
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Applied Fashion Design and Technology



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: Monday 4.00pm - 8.00pm and Wednesday 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Special Requirements

Students are required to purchase a folio A4 display book and sewing kit. Detail regarding the requirements for the kit will be provided on enrolment.  At least 3 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 calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.

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


Work safely (first year students only)



Work in the TFC industry (first year students only)




Identify fibres, fabrics and textile used in the TCF industry


Produce a simple garment



Develop patterns from a block using basic pattern making principals



Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices



Produce a simple textiles fabric or product




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

Applied Fashion Design & Technology Get VET Video Link

See VCE and VCAL students across Victoria exploring their passion through VET, developing workplace skills and knowledge and creating flexible pathways towards future education and employment.




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: