About the course

About the course

The course focuses on the fashion design process and foundation skills. Highly suitable for those who have a creative flair and interested in fashion. The course will help you make informed decisions for a career path in the fashion industry. The subjects will include design, patternmaking, garment construction, fashion illustration and textiles. Over the two year course you will produce a design folio and several garments of your choice using industry standard equipment in our creative design hub.

Course Details


Course Length and Classes

Part time: 2 years 

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 1:30pm to 5:30pm

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Entry Requirements

This course can only be completed as part of your VCE or VCAL program in Year 11 & 12. You need to have successfully completed Year 10 (or Year 9 by negotiation) and have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.


You may wish to apply for the Bachelor of Fashion or Bachelor of Fashion Merchandising.

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Career Outcomes

On satisfactory completion of this qualification you can pathway into an undergraduate course in fashion design or merchandising which can lead to a variety of career paths in the fashion industry including fashion designer, design assistant, pattern maker, production assistant stylist or fashion buyer.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR

On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for:

  • recognition of four units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Applied Fashion Design and Technology will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four)
  • The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC).
  • Further information can be found on the VTAC website
  • The VCE VET Applied Fashion Design and Technology program does not offer scored assessment.

Structured Workplace Learning

The VCAA strongly recommends 80 hours of structured workplace learning (SWL) placement over the duration of the program.


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

There is no specific uniform requirement. It is expected you wear comfortable and suitable clothing for classes and comfortable closed shoes for all practical activities.

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