Course Details


Certificate II

Study Load

Full Time

Course Location

New South Wales


Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology - MST20616

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification provides an introductory overview of skills applied in the fashion industry. It includes skills used in the design and production of garments and millinery, as well as in the development of unique fashion and textile designs used in Indigenous Australian culture. The qualification is designed to apply in a highly supervised context, such as VET in Schools, or other equivalent introduction to fashion industry environments.No occupational licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication.


  • 13 units: 4 core
  • 9 elective


  • Assemble simple blocked millinery components
  • Place and cut millinery patterns
  • Produce and attach millinery trims
  • Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • Apply quality standards
  • Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • Lay up and mark uncomplicated fabrics and lays
  • Perform minor maintenance
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Design and produce a simple garment
  • Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • Use specialised machinery or processes to assist TCF production
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Perform test or inspection to check product quality
  • Work safely with chemicals in TCF operations
  • Sew components
  • Apply dyeing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs
  • Use a sewing machine
  • Coordinate work of team or section
  • Work in the TCF industry
  • Identify design process for fashion designs
  • Produce a simple garment
  • Work within an Indigenous cultural framework
  • Work in a team
  • Work safely
  • Perform tasks to support production
  • Press work for production support
  • Use steaming and pressing equipment in TCF production
  • Make flat patterns for millinery
  • Make millinery with flat pattern components
  • Apply millinery sewing and adhesion techniques
  • Produce felt for millinery
  • Block and shape millinery by hand
  • Sew components, complex tasks
  • Package and handle TCF items for storage or despatch
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Apply printing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs
  • Produce a simple textile fabric or product
  • Make a simple headpiece
  • Identify materials used in millinery
  • Perform basic maintenance of headwear