Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Kangan Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100777

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


This course is designed to be both an entry level qualification in fashion design and its related skills as well as a qualification providing skills for employment as an advanced patternmaker and garment technician. Skills involve the use of both manual and digital design tools, and may be applied at various stages of the supply chain.

Design outcomes build on technical production skills and provide a basis for career progression to design. Students work through industry base collaborative projects that are designed to develop their skills set and market knowledge while enhancing future job prospects. A portfolio is not required to apply for this course.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Major Study Areas

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply design studio processes to meet client brief
  • Assess impact of current fashion industry innovation & practices
  • Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation
  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may seek employment as a: Assistant Fashion Designer; Assistant Patternmaker; Assistant Grader; Assistant Quality Controller; Junior Garment Technician

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
28,500 Per Year
Read more25,000 for the entire course; Books and Equipment (AUD) approximately 1,120 for the entire course; Annual Amenities Fee: 200
10 Jul 2023 1.5 years
Blended study
Cremorne Campus
85 Cremorne Street
Melbourne Victoria 3121

Entry criteria

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher

English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 no band less than 5.0 overall or recognised equivalency


Kangan Institute
Docklands Campus
1 Batmans Hill Dr
Melbourne Victoria 3008
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