C5220 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

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Plan: C5220 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Campus: Brunswick Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives 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: Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Qualification national code: LMT50307
Nominal hours: 1950
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years full-time
Location: Brunswick
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
CRICOS code: 065164J

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Objectives of the program

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology is both an entry level qualification in fashion design and related skills as well as a qualification providing the skills for employment in a wide range of jobs in the fashion industry. The program is designed to train you to become multi-skilled in a wide range of fashion related areas that will enable you to work in a variety of different types of jobs in the fashion industry in Australia and overseas.

Previous graduates who have successfully completed a Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology have gained positions in a range of jobs in the fashion industry including working as assistant patternmakers, graders, supervisors, quality control officers, quality assurance officers, assistant production controllers, illustrators or running their own small  fashion business. After several years experience many of our graduates are now working as label designers or product developers, patternmakers, computer specialists in patternmaking/grading/marker-making and/or Computer-aided design and development of specifications, production and/or quality assurance managers. Some graduates have also launched their own sucessful fashion design labels.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT programs enable students graduating from an RMIT qualification to achieve advanced standing in a higher level qualification.The information below provides you with detail about articulation agreements with this program.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligble to gain entry into the: BP211 Bachelor of Applied Science (Fashion Technology). If selected you will get credit for 16 courses (192 credit points) equivalent to two years.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligble to gain entry into the: C6089 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology.

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligble to gain entry into the: BP194 Bachelor of Design (Fashion). If selected you will get credit for 6 courses (96 credit points) equivalent to one year.

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Entrance requirements

All Australian residents: satisfactory completion of year 12 or equivalent.

All non-Australian residents and overseas applicants must provide, in addition to their academic entrance requirements, evidence of one of the following with respect to their proficiency in English Language:

  • IELTS - 5.5+ (no band lower than 5.0)
  • TOEFL - Paper Based = 527+ (TWE 3.5+)
  • TOEFL - Computer Based = 197+ (TWE 3.5+)
  • REW (RMIT English World Wide) - successful completion of the REW Upper Intermediate English program  (http://www.rmitenglishworldwide.com)

 

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External accreditation and industry links

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

At RMIT this program is supported by a Program Advisory Committee that consists of high profile representatives from the textiles, clothing and footwear industry, and advises on training, delivery and assessment. Part of the Committee's brief is to ensure that the School's link with industry standards and practice 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 equipment for sewing machines, pattern equipment, art supplies, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fabrics, trims, pattern paper/cardboard and fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

This program provides many opportunities for you to do some of your studies overseas, such as a student exchange with partner universities and study tours. Such activities involve additional expenses, and while overseas travel is not a requirement of the program, we encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities if you are able. Some financial support is available from the university to support overseas study experiences.

 

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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

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:
1. transition to tertiary study and learning
2. study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant
3. enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
4. career development and employment
5. living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
6. opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
7. 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b3mism7rz4jd

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