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Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

24 months
15170 AUD/year
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The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course at TAFE South Australia is intended for design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as roles associated with managing fashion business as part of an enterprise.   


This Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course at TAFE South Australia provides skills in design and product development, as well as technical production skills and business. Students can choose from a design and product development or a fashion business stream. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 11 core units and 34 elective units.

Employment Outcomes   

Job role titles may include: Pattern Maker; Fashion Designer; Design Manager.

Programme Structure

Courses include:  

  • Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices 
  • Calculate cost estimates for fashion products 
  • Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items 
  • Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines 
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements 
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry 
  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants   
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace 
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 
  • Work safely 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 0100765   
  • Satisfactory demonstration of reading, writing and numeracy skills by undertaking the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA)
International Applications
  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or overseas equivalent .

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15170 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30340 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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