Applied Fashion Design & Technology

Important Info


This course is offered externally. Please refer to the information below for details.

Delivery and Cost Details

Note: this is subject to change

This course is offered at Berwick Secondary College on Wednesdays. In 2018, class times were delivered as follows: 1st year 8:15am to 12:15pm and 2nd year 12:45pm to 4:45pm. In 2019 course times TBC.  Due to timetabling, this course is best suited to students enrolled in VCAL. This is a 2 year course. A materials fee of $350 will be required to be paid on course counselling day. Once materials fees are known, parents will either be reimbursed if overcharged or invoiced for outstanding fees.

Possible Career/Further Study Pathways

Completion of this course may lead to further study at TAFE or other tertiary institutes. Possible pathways include: Fashion Designer, Dressmaker, Patternmaker, Milliner and Textiles Technician.

Work Placement Requirements

Determined in consultation with teacher & the RTO.

Special comments about delivery of the program

The aims of the program are to: give students an introductory overview of fashion design, pattern drafting using the flat pattern method and clothing construction skills and assist students with their folio preparation. Students will acquire knowledge of fibre and fabric properties and how they relate to designs and will develop preliminary work plans for simple garments.

For VCE students, this program is not scored. It does qualify for 34 sequence and students are eligible to gain an ATAR increment (10% of their primary four subjects). Please note that this course cannot be counted in the student’s primary four studies for ATAR calculation.