C6158 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

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Plan: C6158 - Advanced Diploma of 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: Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development
Qualification national code: MST60216
Nominal hours: 2750
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1year full-time (after completion of C4390)
Location: Brunswick
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
CRICOS code: 094944G

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Purpose of the Program

This program provides you with an opportunity to gain a broad base of knowledge and skills leading to a career within the textile design industry. You will explore and generate design concepts through practical instruction and creative problem solving exercises offered throughout the program . There is a strong focus on skill development which will assist you in gaining an understanding of textile practices to execute a range of screen printed, machine knitted or woven fabrics for a variety of applications and technical specifications.

In this studio based program, you will have access to state of the art facilities to undertake projects briefs including colour, drawing, design, computer skills to plan, develop and produce textile samples. Sustainable practise is undertaken as an integral part of the program.

Graduates of this program can be self-employed as a textile designer or work as part of a design team for small and large companies developing collections for fashion, interiors or home wares. Previous graduates have gone on to be textile designers or designer makers capable of efficiently operating a studio and producing their own design concepts or those of their client. Other areas of employment might include: textile artist; textile styling; screen printer; surface designer; crafter; textile buyer or colourist. Textile designers may also work in associated industry functions, for example, graphics, wrapping and wallpaper, packaging, greetings cards and ceramics.


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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.

If you are a graduate of The Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development and you are applying for either the BP121 Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) or AD014 Associate Degree in Fashion Design & Technolgy, you may be able to claim credit for courses you have already completed. For the list of courses for which you may claim exemption please seek advice from the Program Coordinator.

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Entrance requirements

Prerequisite requirement:
You are required to have sucessfully completed the C4390 Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production. On successful completion of this qualification you can apply directly to RMIT for transition into the C6158 Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development.

There are no other prerequisites, minimum academic requirements  or VCE prerequisites: 

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Textile Design and Development.

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

At RMIT this program is supported by a Program Advisory Committee. Committee membership includes representatives from a range of textile design, production and related industries and both small and large enterprises to advise on current work practices.

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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 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:

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. 

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

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