C4389 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

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Plan: C4389 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear
Campus: Brunswick Campus

Overview

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 Custom-Made Footwear
Qualification national code: MST40316
Nominal hours: 1380
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: Brunswick
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
CRICOS code: 094157A

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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate IV In Custom Made Footwear prepares you for occupations in a production environment where footwear is typically custom-made or involves small production quantities.

The objective of this program - the Certificate IV In Custom Made Footwear - is to be both  an entry level qualification in making custom-made footwear and related skills as well as a qualification providing the skills for employment in a range of jobs in the footwear industry. The program is designed to train you to become multi-skilled in a range of footwear development related areas that will enable you to work in a variety  of different types of  jobs in the footwear industry in Australia and overseas.

Previous graduates who have successfully completed a Certificate IV in Custom Made Footwear have gained positions in a range of jobs in the footwear industry including working as assistant designers, quality control officers, quality assurance officers, specification developers or running their own small footwear design and manufacturing business.

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Articulation and pathways

PATHWAYS

There are no pathways for study that are specific to footwear manufacture. If you are interested in pursuing custom-made footwear as your own small business you may wish to undertake further study in the area of small business management.

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program, or a recognised post secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline. Applicants also need successful completion of Year 12/Foundation mathematics. Applicants with work experience in this field will also be considered.

VCE prerequisites: There are no prerequisites

Extra requirements
Applicants must include with their application a 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 was developed in conjunction with Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA).

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Custom-made Footwear.

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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 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

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

 

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. You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

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

You can find more information at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/support

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