This course is being updated. As such, new enrolments will only be accepted into the new version which will be available shortly.
This course has been developed to offer Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design & Technology LMT41007 graduates a streamlined upgrade to their existing qualification, and provide the skills required to establish a career in fashion design or turn their hobby into a small business.
Students who enrol in the upgrade course will study specific units designed to 'top up' their skills to diploma level. These units cover more advanced skills in areas such as concept development, marketing, fashion illustration and garment construction processes, and will enable the student to pursue senior pattern maker and similar positions within the fashion and clothing design industries. The course comes with a CD-ROM and workbook from Telestia, a global leader in learning materials for the fashion industry.
At the successful completion of their course, students will be awarded a nationally recognised Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology LMT50307 under the LMT07 Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Training Package.
Partnership with College of Fashion Design
Open Colleges, Australia’s leading online education provider, has partnered with College of Fashion Design (National Provider Code 3798) to promote and provide access to the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology LMT50307 .
Potential careers outcomes:
- Senior patternmaker
- Assistant designer
- Small custom clothing business owner-operator
- Small custom clothing business manager
- Course number
- Course duration
- Max 18 months
- Course fees from
- $103.96 per week
- Delivery mode
- Nationally recognised
- National Code
- Awarded By
- College of Fashion Design
- Associated With
LMTFD4012B: Develop product specifications for fashion design
- Identify types of specification sheet
- Identify specification standards used by industry
- Prepare specification sheet for fashion product
- Test specifications
LMTFD4013B: Grade 2D patterns
- Analyse grading system
- Set up base pattern
- Grade pattern
- Maintain records
LMTFD5004B: Develop marketing plans for fashion products
- Identify key elements of fashion design
- Establish marketing objectives
- Research and determine marketing options
- Develop and present marketing plan
- Document marketing plan
LMTFD5010B: Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
- Interpret design brief
- Research fashion design trends
- Generate and select initial concepts
- Develop design concepts
- Cost designs in conjunction with production area
- Present designs
LMTFD5011B: Produce fashion illustrations
- Prepare work area
- Select reference source
- Select appropriate techniques for fashion illustration
- Produce fashion illustration
- Complete documentation
LMTFD5006B: Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
- Identify evaluation criteria
- Apply evaluation criteria
- Suggest design improvements
LMTFD5016B: Grade shaped patterns
- Analyse size of market
- Develop a shaped grade plan
- Grade pattern
- Prepare portfolio
- Maintain records
LMTFD5018B: Determine and specify advanced construction processes
- Determine design details
- Develop design detail specifications
- Plan advanced construction process
- Produce sample design detail
- Present advanced construction process plan
- Maintain records
LMTFD5017B: Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
- Confirm design brief
- Research information to guide design process
- Develop and refine design concept
- Experiment with design concepts
- Present design concept to client
- Scope production requirements
- Develop design pattern
- Produce fashion product
- Evaluate and analyse design and production processes
- Present finished product to client
LMTFD5007B: Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
- Identify significant influences on contemporary fashion
- Review theories of fashion adoption and dissemination
- Analyse role of 21st century media on fashion adoption and dissemination
- Identify how future directions in fashion are predicted
- LMTFD4012B: Develop product specifications for fashion design
Students must have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design & Technology LMT41007.
- Higher School Certificate or equivalent OR
- relevant qualifications (at Certificate III or above) OR
- relevant vocational experience.
- Basic sewing skills would be an advantage.
Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian.
The software provided with this course is designed to run on a Mac only. Students will receive a hard copy of the learning materials by mail, and will need access to a computer and the internet in order to use the OpenSpace online learning platform.
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
- Microsoft Office 2003 or equivalent and
- Mac OS X and
- CD-ROM drive.
Students will also need access to a printer and the following applications:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader and
- Macromedia Flash player and
- Java software and
- Picture manager software for use in conjunction with digital camera.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language and you did not complete the last two years of secondary education in English, you are required to provide evidence of English language competency before enrolling into the course.
Examples of appropriate evidence are listed below:
IELTS Overall score of 5.5 TOEFL 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet) Evidence of employment in an English-speaking country Testimonial, statutory declaration.
Open Colleges will endeavour to provide additional assistance to students who experience difficulties with language, literacy and numeracy.
Students require access to:
- a domestic sewing machine
- digital camera (and/or scanner and camera).
Students also need to provide:
- pattern paper
- calico or light cotton for toiles
- paper scissors
- cutting scissors
- tape measure
- fabric for their final four garments.
Meredith Raines is creative, passionate about education and has a fundamental belief in the importance of providing our community with a well-rounded education.
Meredith has taught VET fashion design, textiles, art, ceramics and visual communication in a number of secondary schools, and has an extensive knowledge of garment construction, having honed her skills since she was an adolescent.
- Telestia pattern grading CD-ROM