C4393 - Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Plan: C4393 - Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
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 Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
Qualification national code: MST40516
Nominal hours: 1175
Career: TAFE
Duration: Part Time Evening. Duration is dependent on the number of units students undertake in each semester
Location: Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising represents the fundamental skills and knowledge base within the industry and aligns with supervisory level roles.  Industry input to the new training package has confirmed the importance of this qualification and signalled ongoing demand for training in this area, always recognising that demand will fluctuate in line with economic conditions.

The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising gives you the skills to succeed as a retail professional in the rapidly evolving fashion industry.   On successful completion of this qualification you may find employment in visual merchandising, as an assistant buyer, as an assistant quality officer, as an assistant in product development, or in product ranging and marketing.

This program is offered part time (evening).

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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. This program has no articulation agreements. 

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. Upon the successful completion of the Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising you may be eligible to pathway and undertake further studies in the Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising.

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Entrance requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements 

Selection tasks
If you are not currently studying year 12 (or equivalent) you should include in your application:
- A statement that outlines your reasons for wanting to study this program; and
- Details of any related work or voluntary experience.

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in the textile, clothing and footwear industry.

At the School of Fashion and Textiles RMIT, this program is supported by regular industry consultation through the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile representatives from the textile, clothing and footwear industry, and advises on training, delivery and assessment. Part of the Committee's brief is to ensure that the School's links with industry standards and practices remain current.

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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

Library resources and services

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 (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University 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 University 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

RMIT University 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, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant

- enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning

- 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.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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