This qualification is intended for assistant design and product development roles in the fashion industry, as well as assistant roles associated with managing fashion product as part of a fashion enterprise. Skills include design and product development, as well as technical production skills to support management and fashion businesses. Skills may be applied at various stages across the design, production and supply chain continuum, according to workplace roles and enterprise requirements. Outcomes allow for specialisation in fashion design and product development or business merchandising, as well as generalist roles. Skills involve the use of both manual and digital design tools, and may be applied at various stages of the supply chain. Design outcomes build on technical production skills and provide a basis for career progression to design or business management roles.

MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Wally is able to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements, in own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices.

MSMWHS200 Work safely

Wally is able to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others.

MSS402051 Apply quality standards

Wally is able to apply quality standards to work operations in an organisation. This unit is designed to complement competitive systems and practices units.

MSTCL3001 Identify fabric performance and handling requirements

Wally is able to identify fabric performance and handling requirements.

MSTFD4004 Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

Wally is able to calculate cost estimates for fashion products.

MSTFD4006 Interact and network with fashion industry participants

Wally is able to interact and network with fashion industry participants.

MSTFD5010 Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines

Wally is able to develop and present fashion design concepts to the client, in response to a brief. It applies to a garment or small range for adult or children’s market which includes some distinctive style and features. Work is conducted according to workplace practices and procedures as a member of a team or under supervision.

MSTGN2009 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

Wally is able to use computing technology in a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) workplace.

MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

Wally is able to identify fibres, yarns, fabrics and textile materials and how they are used in the construction of garments and accessories and in textile production processes. The unit of competency applies to a range of natural and synthetic materials

MSTFD5003 Analyse fit model

Wally is able to analyse and select the fit model used to present sample garments and derive garment fit and size standard.

MSTFD5011 Produce fashion illustrations to assist product visualisation

Wally is able to produce fashion illustrations that will visually communicate the fashion figure in a variety of poses and silhouettes.

MSTFD5014 Construct complex blocks for fashion garments

Wally is able to construct complex blocks for fashion garments.

MSTFD5015 Develop patterns for complex fashion garments

Wally is able to develop patterns for the production of complex fashion garments with advanced styling requirements.

MSTFD5016 Grade complex patterns

Wally is able to conduct allometric grading of shaped or 3-D patterns for fashion garments.

MSTFD5017 Apply design studio processes to meet client brief

Wally is able to apply design studio processes when working to a client brief to design and produce fashion garments.

MSTFD5018 Determine and specify advanced construction processes

Wally is able to determine and specify advanced construction processes to achieve desired design details.

MSTFD5019 Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations

Wally is able to analyse the fit of a garment or toile on the individual body, make necessary adjustments and alter the pattern.

MSTFD5020 Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices

Wally is able to conduct research to determine current industry practices and assess the impact of these on own practice.

MSTFD5021 Conduct digital patternmaking and grading

Wally is able to use digital technologies to produce patterns and conduct grading for fashion designs.

MSTFD5022 Develop digital costing markers

Wally is able to use digital technologies for estimating garment yields for costing. It involves translating graded pattern pieces onto a cutting lay plan, to minimises fabric waste and optimise cutting accuracy.

MSTCL3002 Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications

Wally is able to prepare, align and sew a complex whole garment.

MSTCL3009 Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

Wally is able to develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles.

MSTFD2005 Identify design process for fashion designs

Wally is able to identify design process for fashion designs.

MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design

Wally is able to use a sewing machine to align and sew pattern pieces and sew components.

MSTFD3004 Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Wally is able to draw an accurate trade or technical drawing based on specifications and a design.

MSTFD4001 Apply design studio process

Wally is able to apply design studio processes when interpreting and responding to a specified brief to produce a fashion design product.

MSTFD4003 Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

Wally is able to assist in the preparation of preliminary design concepts.

MSTFD4007 Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments

Wally is able to construct blocks to meet size and fit specifications in garment production. Blocks are used as the basis for patternmaking to develop new styles.

MSTFD4008 Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications

Wally is able to construct blocks to meet size and fit specifications in garment production. Blocks are used as the basis for patternmaking to develop new styles.

MSTFD4010 Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles

Wally is able to create a pattern from an existing block, using advanced patternmaking principles, including contouring, square blocking and pivoting.

MSTFD4012 Develop product specifications for fashion design

Wally is able to develop product specifications for fashion design.

MSTFD4013 Grade 2-D patterns

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge to grade flat or 2-D patterns used for garment production.

MSTFD4015 Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications

Wally is able to create a pattern from an existing block for an individual size, and to meet the styling requirements of the customer.

MSTFD4016 Sew design prototypes

Wally is able to assemble a prototype garment using commercial machines.

MSTFD4020 Use electronic fashion design tools

Wally is able to use a range of electronic design programs and equipment, such as software programs and computing technology.