C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

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Plan: C4218FT - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development
Campus: Brunswick Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development
Qualification national code: LMT41107
Nominal hours: 1280
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 Year Full Time
Location: Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
CRICOS code: 081226M

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Purpose of the Program


The objectives of this program are to provide an opportunity for you to gain specialised knowledge and skills, including the ability to generate ideas for design and execute a range of screen printed, machine knitted or woven fabrics for a variety of applications and to technical specifications. Throughout the program practical instruction is provided to allow you to explore design projects and problem solving exercises related to industry practises.

This is achieved through a practical, hands on, studio based program where you will have access to state of the art facilities to undertake projects briefs. You will have the opportunity to develop your colour, drawing, design and computer skills to plan, develop and produce textiles and products.


The Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development covers occupations such as those in assistant design and sample production roles within the textiles industry. Graduates at the Certificate IV level will be capable of working as assistants or trainee designers who will work in a supervised environment in disciplines such as screen print,  weave, knitting and  surface design. Textile designers can be self-employed or work as part of a design team for small and large companies.


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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification, to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. 

Students who  successfully complete C4218 Certificate IV Textile Design and Development may articulate directly into C5213 Diploma of Textile Design and Development which is offered as a full time program.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: There are no minimum academic requirements for entry

VCE prerequisites: There are no prerequisites

Extra requirements

  • Folio: Applicants must present their folio at an assessment session. 
  • Form: Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History Online or an applicant statement explaining their reasons for wanting to study the course and include details of any relevant work or other experience.

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External accreditation and industry links


This qualification has been developed in conjunction with Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA).

At RMIT the program is supported by a Program Advisory Committee which represents the textiles, clothing and footwear industry, and advises on current industry practice.The Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development has many close links with industry. These take on a variety of different forms including Work Integrated Learning (WIL) projects - which include industry project briefs, work placements, and industry advisory panels.


Teachers within the program are strongly encouraged to maintain their linkages with industry. 

The program makes regular use of guest presenters to ensure that you are exposed to current industry developments. Our sessional teaching staff also provide you with exposure to current industry practitioners.




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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of Raw materials used in textile manufacture, fabrics, lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources


Resources available from the Library


As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:http://www.rmit.edu.au/library



Online learning tools and content:


As a student in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal, myRMIT.


Other resources:

  • Computing facilities are available to you in the Computer Labs in Building 512. Specialised Weaving and Knit programs are used in classes, these programs are available to you in the department studios as well as the CAD labs.
  • Specialised 'state-of-the-art' Screen Printing, Weaving and Knitting studios are used for classes.

Student services


Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT


RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.  


Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant
  • learning if you have special needs
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance


We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  



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