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PDC85348 - Fashion Design

Course Details

Course Summary

This Fashion Design Professional Development Short Course will provide you with the pedagogical content knowledge and skills to teach Fashion Design in schools. This 4-day intensive workshop is created so that new to the field and experienced Home Economics and Fashion Design teachers will be inspired to create engaging and contemporary fashion design projects for students. With the support of a highly-skilled Fashion Design tutor, you will be guided through activities that match your sewing and design experience. The expert tutor will introduce you to a variety of tools and equipment used in typical textiles classrooms while also providing important risk management, organisational skills, and workplace health and safety strategies to ensure safe and efficient classrooms.

This 4-day workshop includes:

  • design and construct one casual fashion daywear outfit for yourself. The garment will:
    • suite your figure type
    • appeal to your own unique style
    • include a variety of refined Fashion Design skills to provide you with enough challenge to further develop your skills
    • have at least two complex sewing skills (e.g. zip or other closure, lining, insert sleeves, waistband, pleats, embellishment eg. insert piping, pocket) and a range of basic sewing skills (e.g. darts, seams, hems, neatening)
    • have a care label.
  • Sustainable practices
  • Classroom management for high-risk equipment and environments.

Resources that participants need to provide:

On registration and payment, you will receive an information booklet that outlines materials (fabrics, embellishments, fasteners, pattern, etc) that need to be purchased prior to attendance. You will also receive some reference material and templates for completion. The information booklet also contains instructions about tasks that need to be completed prior to attendance. It is advisable that tasks be started at least 4 weeks prior to the workshop.

Resources provided for participants:

The equipment and tools required to complete the garment will be supplied. 

Dates, times and venue information:

For dates, times and venue information, please access the Professional Development Short Course by visiting our Learning Management Site: Be Different
This Professional Development Short Course is held every year during the June/July Education Queensland school holidays.
The venue is in Brisbane.

Entry Requirements

Teacher in an Australian school who needs to upskill in the discipline.

Clothing requirement: Wear covered non-slip footwear and suitable protective clothing.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For direct access to the Professional Development Short Course, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different

Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the Professional Development Short Course you wish to study.

Study Area
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Education and Humanities
Skill Area
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training
  • Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this Professional Development Short Course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the Professional Development Short Course, students will be awarded a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Workshop Structure

Professional Development Short Course is 28 hours.

  • Mixed Mode
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Explore fashion literacy and terminology within a variety of contexts
  2. Analyse and apply the elements and principles of fashion design
  3. Discern appropriate materials and fibre selection for designed solutions
  4. Create a designed fashion product demonstrating technical, procedural and safety skills.


  • 4-days participation in practical skills activities
  • construction of a personalised Fashion Design product
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