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Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Adelaide, Australia
The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course 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.
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This qualification 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 094961F
  • 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 .
  • Ability to operate machinery(sewing machines/overlockers/irons/fusing press etc)requires good mobility of arms and legs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9360 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18727 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9360 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18727 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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