Explore the world of fashion and textiles with our two-year applied fashion design program. Make your own clothing and accessories. Visit fashion studios and businesses and meet with fashion industry professionals. You don’t need any experience to join this course, only a love of fashion and a desire to learn what it takes to move into the fashion industry.
Students will learn about contemporary design processes, garment construction and fibre and fabrics. They will learn to use a standard sewing machine and overlocking machines. The course covers work health and safety in the fashion industry, working in a team, communication skills for design and designing for real life and high fashion. The course develops skills in ‘design thinking’ and creativity suitable for a range of design study pathways.
Over two years students learn fashion design processes and garment construction, basic pattern making and about fashion sustainability. Sustainability is at the core of the NCAT Applied Fashion program and students will graduate with fashion skills for the twenty first century.
The Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology is subject to change for the 2024 program and will be the updated qualification.
Applied Fashion Design & Technology enables you to:/
Learn about contemporary design processes, garment construction and fibre and fabrics./
Develop technical skills using sewing and overlocking machines./
Collaborate on production projects, as well as work individually to develop creative responses to clothing from idea to wearable outcomes./
Visit fashion studios and businesses and meet with fashion industry professionals.
The Certificate II in Applied Fashion and Technology at NCAT allows students with an interest in fashion design and construction to design and make their own garments and build an entry level understanding of the fashion and textiles industry. It includes skills in the design and production of garments and millinery, and the development of unique fashion and textile designs.
Students will learn about the fashion industry including understanding the importance of sustainability, how to operate sewing machines and undertake key processes in fashion design including developing fabric and fibre knowledge, pattern making and how to work in a team to undertake to create garments and apparel. Student will work collaboratively on production projects, as well as work individually to develop their own creative responses to clothing from idea to wearable outcomes. Students will see aspects of the fashion industry up close through excursions and meet with fashion designers currently
working in the industry.
Students receive informal feedback from the teacher during the year in class time and are formally assessed at end of semester evaluation interviews. Assessment is based on submission of set tasks. If all course requirements are met, students receive their certificate at the end of the course.
The assessment of overall competence at this certificate level is undertaken by a qualified assessor and competence is judged using the criteria stated in the qualification.
Students will be given a fair and adequate assessment process that includes multiple opportunities to demonstrate competency.
There are no entry requirements for this course. If you have any individual needs please contact the college to discuss these needs.