VET Certificate II and III Applied Fashion Design & Technology
This course is being offered to a limited number of students each year. It is not intended to replace the current VCE Product Design and Development (Textiles) course, rather it is offered to compliment it and to cater for students who are seriously considering a career or further study in the fashion area. The introduction of this course will provide the opportunity for students to study both a VET and a VCE subject in the fashion design area if they desire. This will be an advantage to those students seeking a career in the fashion/design industry.
The Certificate II qualification will give students an introductory overview of fashion design. The course is of a practical, hands-on nature where pattern making is the underlying component, linking all other skills.
Students will develop an understanding and interpretation of fashion design that combines pattern design development and garment assembly. The SITAM AB drafting system is used to make personalized patterns which are the basis of a series of projects where students assemble a range of garments. This work results in a design portfolio.
Some of the topics to be covered include: fashion sketching, basic bodice/skirt/trouser drafting, creating mood/story boards, identifying fibres & fabrics, designing and producing garments, garment construction techniques, quality control, working in the textile, clothing & footwear industry, pattern modification.
A knowledge of and experience in basic garment production techniques would be of benefit before undertaking this course. The ability to use and maintain a sewing machine is essential.
Credit in the VCE
Students who complete this Certificate II course will be eligible for two units credit towards their VCE – two units at Unit 1-2.
ATAR Contribution – for Certificate III only
Students who go on to complete the Certificate III course in the following year will gain a credit for a Unit 3-4 sequence and so will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).