MST20616 - Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

This course consists of design, sewing and pattern-making subjects giving students the skills to create garments of your own design. By successfully completing the Certificate II. you will receive direct credit for a number of the units, against units within the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology if you choose to continue your studies.

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Course Duration

The course runs for 25 Week

Term Dates

Please note that term dates are subject to change, please contact us to confirm future dates if required.

Cores/ Electives

Core Units: 4

Elective Units: 9

This course consists of design, sewing and pattern-making subjects giving students the skills to create garments of your own design. By successfully completing Certificate II. you will receive direct credit for a number of the units, against units within the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology if you choose to continue your studies.

Students who undertake the Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology course will learn to develop their creative ideas in a caring, nurturing, and supportive environment to bring out the best in every individual.

You will learn professional sewing and garment construction methods from industry professionals with many years of experience in the fashion industry. Create a resource book of sewing sample techniques for future reference, and make basic garments to your own designs

Design fundamentals is covered and how this relates specifically to the fashion industry, you will develop the skills and knowledge to create wearable garments from the initial concept through to pattern making and final garment production.

Essential computer skills for working in any area of the fashion industry is also covered in this course, by creating looking word and spreadsheet documents used for communicating essential information across different sectors within the industry.

As this qualification is from the latest updated nationally recognised training package students can be assured that they are receiving the most recent industry relevant training with results that are recognised Australia wide.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Do you have 2 or more years industry relevant experience? Have your experience recognized and increase your employment prospects by applying for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Through RPL you could reduce the duration of your studies. RPL is assessed on a case by case basis, so it is only available upon application.


*Students will be charged an administration fee of $200 per unit of competency.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion, students will be awarded the MSF60113: Advanced Diploma of Interior Design which is nationally recognized as part of the Australian Qualifications Framework. This course is the latest training package on offer and is the most industry relevant qualification available

Career Opportunities

  • Interior designer within the interior design or architectural practice
  • Commercial or residential design consultant
  • Specialist interior design practitioner
  • Design project administrator
  • Self employed design consultant
  • Interior Stylist
  • Colour Consultant
  • Real Estate Staging Consultant
  • ArchiCAD Draftsperson
  • Interiors Consultant for product, furniture and lighting suppliers/retail store

This course is suitable for high school students to complete as part of the ‘VET in Schools’ program. The course has been structured so that the finish date is in accordance with the VET reporting dates to the Qld Studies Authority to allow students in Year 12 to have this course contribute to their high school certificate.

Students who are going into years 10, 11, or 12 and are interested in completing this course, should contact us to receive the course enrolment pack. We recommend that they then visit their school careers counselor or VET coordinator to discuss their interest in undertaking the course with them, prior to enrolling.

As this is a certificate II program, successful completion of this course will enable students to obtain 4 points towards their high school certificate.

  • The Australian Institute of creative Design offers intimate classes to cater on a personalised level for your learning experience.Our trainers have industry current qualifications and experience, to prepare you for success in your future. We offer a range of additional short courses and workshops to support and develop your specialised skills and interests.We offer Prepare for Success and Dress for Success workshops as well as arrange for guest speakers who are leaders in their industry. In addition to preparing our students with hands on experience within our courses; there are often events and opportunities for internships, work experience or volunteering within the creative industries which are given to us to pass on to our students.
  • Textiles Theory
  • Garment Construction
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Designing and producing garments
  • Using industrial sewing machines & equipment
  • Pattern modification
  • Using computers for the fashion industry
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Additional Costs:

    • Fabrics & Haberdashery for garments made during the course.*
    • Printing & photocoping by student.
    • Basic stationary: i.e. display folders, notepad, pens, pencil, rubber
    • Student (kits/ course supplies) are available for purchase through the college
    • Equipment (Kit $130)

    Required Course Equipment:

    A detailed equipment list is provided on course application and is also available by request by contacting administration.

    Students will need to provide the following equipment:

    • A Laptop Computer is required for this course – see detailed requirements below
    • USB Thumb Drive (2GB recommended minimum)
    • A sewing machine for home use (highly recommended)

    * Costs cannot reasonably be estimated as this will vary depending on the student’s choices for their designs, although students are able to purchase fabrics from us at discounted prices.

  • Students accepted into the program will be required to have a laptop computer for the second year of study with a wireless network connection. The following minimum specifications are required:
    • Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n
    • Minimum 4Gb RAM
    • 2.5Ghz or faster processor
    • Web Browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari) (free online)
    • Anti-Virus Software.
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free online)
    • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher (Students require Word, Excel and Powerpoint).

    * Please check software manufacturers minimum system requirements. Student pricing available.

    Course fees include:

    • tuition
    • class notes
    • pattern making paper for in-class activities
    • school t-shirt



We understand that studying can be a big financial commitment. With this in mind, we urge our students to investigate potential financial support they may need throughout the course. Eligible students may be able to apply to Centrelink for either Youth Allowance (for full-time students aged 16 to 24) or Austudy (for full-time students aged 25 years or over).

Unit Listings

Core Units
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSS402051 Apply quality standards
MSTCL2011 Draw and interpret a basic sketch
Elective Units
MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic styles
MSTCL2020 Lay up uncomplicated fabrics and lays
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design
MSTCL2005 Use specialised machinery to assist assembly production
MSTCL1001 Produce a simple garment
MSTGN2013 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
MSTGN2014 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
MSTGN2003 Work in the TCF industry
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour