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MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Take your fashion skills to the next level with this advanced level course that combines creativity with the underpinning practical skills necessary for success in an exciting and challenging industry.


Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Commercial Textile Designer
  • Senior Fashion Designer

Course Structure

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
5 subjects
  • Fashion Design Projects
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Design Collection 2 (Term 1)
  • Fashion Design Collection 2 (Term 2)
  • Fashion Internship

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)/Credit Transfer

Students may be eligible to obtain credits for individual modules as a result of experience gained in employment in the relevant business fields or from previous training or education. A fee is payable for assessing your RPL status. Students may also be eligible for credit transfer for relevant units studied at an Australian Registered Training Organisation.

RPL and credit transfer policy for overseas students
RPL and Credit Transfer Policy for domestic students

Mode of Delivery

Overseas students: Currently not available to international students

Domestic students: online option only

Sample Timetable

08:30 - 12:30 Lecture Lecture
13:30 - 17:30 Studio workshop Studio workshop


  • All subjects have a compulsory online component of 2 hours per subject


All APC vocational courses are assessed through a combination of assessment types that may include short answer questions, studio projects, essays, reports, group tasks, portfolios and/or

Entry Requirements


Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent, or Diploma level course.

English Level Required*

Successful completion of 8 weeks of General English at Intermediate level or equivalent (plus 80% attendance) at our sister school, English Unlimited or 10 weeks at other approved providers.

Check your English level here

APC Design School Policies (Domestic students only)

Course Quick Facts

Campus Locations

Course Length

4 terms (approximately 12 months)

Start Dates



03 February
27 April
20 July
12 October



01 February
26 April
19 July
11 October

NOTE: Course and campus availability subject to demand. 

One term = 12 weeks (9 weeks study & 3 weeks course break. 
Please note the Christmas/New Year break is 7 weeks).


Tuition fees*: Total: $15,000 ($3,750 per term) 

Domestic students
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