Diploma of Apparel, Fashion and Textiles
TAFE Queensland - Mount Gravatt

Course outline

This course will provide students with the specialised skills and knowledge to flourish within the design, manufacturing, wholesale or retail areas of the fashion industry. This diploma provides students with the advanced skills to work independently or collaboratively within a constantly evolving sector. Students will also develop an advanced understanding of design processes and product development, as well as technical production skills to support management and fashion businesses. TAFE Queensland’s fashion training centres are the ideal place to launch your fashion career. Equipped with numerous sewing machines, overlockers, computer labs and cutting rooms; everything needed is at your fingertips to bring your creations to life and ready to hit the runway. TAFE Queensland graduates have gone on to create or work for a host of successful labels including Billabong, Marc Jacobs, Easton Pearson and Black Milk Clothing. Successful completion of this course will provide graduates with the necessary skills and attributes to seek employment as a fashion designer and stylist, dressmaker, machinist, tailor, fashion accessories designer and fashion retailer. Completion also provides great articulation opportunities into higher education courses.


Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans and payment plans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Production supervisor, patternmaker, assistant product developer, assistant designer.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025


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Level of Qualification
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

11/2 years On campus