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Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Code MST20616

VET delivered to Secondary School Students

  • Part Time
  • 2 years
  • On Campus
  • Chadstone

This course is not available for International Students


The Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology is designed to develop foundational knowledge and skills to understand the design process, from concept to production, in a fashion industry context.<p>This is a VET Delivered to Secondary School course and can only be completed as part of a VCE or VCAL program.

Career Opportunities

  • Completion of this course will provide you with a folio of fashion design work suitable for use at interview for a variety of fashion design courses, from certificate through to diploma and degree level.
  • You may be able to claim credit transfer for some units, when you apply for further study in the VET sector.

Pathway to further studies

  • MST40219 Certificate of Clothing Production

Studying the Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology at Holmesglen

This course is a starting point if you are interested in further study and a career in the fashion design field, in a variety of different areas. These could include fashion design, pattern making and drafting, production, marketing or styling. <p>The course provides an introductory overview of fashion design, which may lead to employment opportunities producing fashion products where a basic understanding of design skills is required. It is particularly suitable for those who aspire to start their own small fashion business, or undertake repairs and alterations for themselves or others.<p>While on campus, learners will have access to the Adobe Design software.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be enrolled as a VCE or VCAL learner at a Victorian Secondary School. Secondary schools are responsible for allocating students, who will need to meet LLN requirements of the course.
Learners should discuss their VET course selection and application with their school careers adviser and leadership team prior to enrolling to ensure they have selected the right VETDSS discipline.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


<strong>Timetable</strong><br>Wednesdays 1.30pm – 5.30pm<p>There are 13 units of competency:<br>4 core units<br>9 elective units<p>Learners attend face-to-face, on-campus classes, and the course can be adapted to online delivery using Webex should the need arise.
Unit code Unit name
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSS402051 Apply quality standards
MSTCL2011 Draw and interpret a basic sketch
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Unit code Unit name
MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design
MSTCL1001 Produce a simple garment
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work
MSTCL2010 Modify patterns to create basic styles
MSTTX1001 Produce a simple textile fabric or product
MSTFD2001 Design and produce a simple garment
MSTML1001 Make a simple headpiece
MSMSUP106 Work in a team


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply

Contact your secondary school.


Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will received the MST20616 Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design & Technology.

Industry Connections


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