Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course code: MST20616

This is a hands-on qualification where students are encouraged to develop their expression through a series of practical projects. If you love fashion, working with fabric and design, and would like to progress to a career in the fashion industry, this course could be the perfect starting point for you.

This program provides students with the basic design and development skills and knowledge to prepare them for work in the fashion industry or further study. It allows for creative expression to be developed and displayed in the practical projects undertaken. Students will acquire and develop skills in sewing, design processes, working with patterns, applying quality standards and interpreting basic sketches.

Are you suitable?

Consider this course if you:

  • Are creative and enjoy design
  • Like hands on activities
  • May be interested in the fashion industry
  • Care about clothing and accessory items

For more information about the course download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies covered in Unit 1 & 2 include:
    • Use a sewing machine for fashion design
    • Modify patterns to create basic styles
    • Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • Sample competencies covered in Unit 3 & 4 include:
    • Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
    • Produce a simple garment
    • Prepare design concept for a simple garment

Kangan Institute (Richmond Campus)
Holmesglen Institute (City – St Kilda Road Campus)
Siena College

Kangan Institute
RTO Number: 3077

Holmesglen Institute
RTO Number: 0416

Vocational Pathways Pty Ltd trading as Ripponlea Institute (for Emmaus College and Siena College)
RTO Number: 21230

Box Hill Institute
RTO Number: 4687

Siena College
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Units 3 & 4 | Tuesdays | 3.30pm – 7.00pm

Kangan Institute (Richmond Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.15pm – 4.45pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.15pm – 4.45pm

Holmesglen Institute (City – St Kilda Road Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Units 3 & 4 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Box Hill Institute (City Campus)
Units 1 & 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm –7.00pm


Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

80 hours of work placement (over two years) is recommended.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Students may be eligible to receive recognition of up to six units of credit: four units at the Units 1 & 2 level, and two units at the Units 3 & 4 level.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Fashion Designer
  • Interior Designer/Decorator
  • Costume Designer
  • Dressmaker

All students must wear closed shoes and hair is to be secured in a bun or ponytail (not loose). Students must have basic knowledge of sewing. An A3 Visual Diary is required for brief work.