Qualification details

LMT41007 - Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 16/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by MST40516 - Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and MerchandisingSupersedes: LMT41007 Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology; LMT41207 Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising. Not equivalent 03/Jul/2016

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
LMTCL2001B - Use a sewing machineUse a sewing machine N/A
LMTCL2003B - Identify fibres and fabricsIdentify fibres and fabrics N/A
LMTCL2004B - Sew componentsSew components N/A
LMTCL2010B - Modify patterns to create basic stylesModify patterns to create basic styles N/A
LMTCL2011B - Draw and interpret a basic sketchDraw and interpret a basic sketch N/A
LMTCL3001B - Identify fabric performance and handling requirementsIdentify fabric performance and handling requirements N/A
LMTCL3008B - Set and produce digital embroiderySet and produce digital embroidery N/A
LMTCL3009B - Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principlesDevelop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles N/A
LMTCL3010B - Sew woven and stretch knit garmentsSew woven and stretch knit garments N/A
LMTFD2005B - Identify design process for fashion designsIdentify design process for fashion designs N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 393200 Clothing Trades Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4941 Clothing Tradespersons 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1005 Graphic And Design Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Fashion 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Fashion Designer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 393200 Clothing Trades Workers 23/Oct/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4941 Clothing Tradespersons 23/Oct/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1005 Graphic And Design Studies 23/Oct/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 28/Jul/2010 
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Job roles /employment outcomes 

The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology covers occupations such as assistant designers and pattern makers who work with and support other fashion industry personnel. It allows for a multi-skilled approach to the skills needed by assistant designers and pattern makers and provides a basis for career progression to higher skills in these areas at the Diploma level.


This qualification is typically used to develop skill and knowledge in the application of technical and introductory design skills within fashion design and clothing production enterprises.

Pathways into the qualification 

Direct entry into this qualification requires completion of a total of twenty-five (25) units according to the rules described below.

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMT31407 Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, LMT30507 Certificate III in Clothing Production and LMT40307 Certificate IV in Clothing Production or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include LMT50307 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology or other relevant qualifications.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Pathways Information

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Licensing/Regulatory Information

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Entry Requirements

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Employability Skills Summary


Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the fashion design industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • confirm relevant industry and workplace requirements
  • understand personal requirements of relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies
  • complete standard documentation
  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • interpret pattern specifications
  • communicate problems with fashion items and designs
  • discuss design requirements with others
  • ensure records are accurate and legible
  • establish effective working relationships with colleagues
  • undertake interactive workplace communication
  • present design ideas


  • work independently or as a team member
  • demonstrate and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • identify role of others in the design process
  • undertake appropriate and effective communication with others in the design process
  • participate in sustainability improvements


  • identify risks and implement risk control measures for machinery and equipment
  • identify and act on environmental hazards
  • identify and address problems and faults
  • check performance of machinery and equipment
  • assess and evaluate skills requirements of self and others to perform tasks
  • deal with and promptly resolve issues
  • use problem solving techniques to determine fashion design requirements
  • apply knowledge of fabrics and materials to solve design problems
  • assess quality of materials before using in fashion items

Initiative and enterprise 

  • seek and provide feedback on procedures
  • participate in design and production processes
  • collect and monitor information
  • identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action
  • identify opportunities for improvement to environmental performance
  • identify effective ways to achieve design and production outcomes
  • rectify problems promptly and appropriately
  • monitor and adjust activity in response to operational variations
  • identify and assess existing and potential risks and seek advice
  • develop and promote continuous improvement

Planning and organising 

  • plan work requirements for self and others as required
  • prepare materials required for design production
  • select and prepare materials and equipment
  • monitor quality outcomes
  • monitor equipment condition and performance


  • manage own work
  • monitor information in work area
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • conduct regular housekeeping activities during shift
  • locate, interpret and apply relevant information
  • monitor own work against quality standards
  • understand own work activities and responsibilities
  • manage work load priorities
  • monitor use of resources


  • recognise limits of own expertise
  • assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required
  • ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • experiment with design ideas and review outcomes
  • seek feedback on ideas and work outcomes
  • learn about sustainability developments relating to work practice


  • monitor machine operation
  • use a variety of machines and equipment to achieve a range of production outcomes
  • perform minor maintenance on machines
  • work with technology safely, efficiently and according to workplace standards

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology, competency must be achieved in twenty-five (25) units of competency.

  • Nine (9) core units of competency
  • Sixteen (16) elective units of competency as specified below.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been noted, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all nine (9) units from this list:

Unit code 

Unit title 


Identify fibres and fabrics


Modify patterns to create basic styles


Draw and interpret a basic sketch


Identify fabric performance and handling requirements


Identify design process for fashion designs


Apply design studio process


Interact and network with fashion industry participants


Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Select sixteen (16) units as specified below.

  • A minimum of twelve (12) units must be selected from Group A
  • A maximum of four (4) units may be selected from Group B
  • The remainder must be selected from Group A.


Unit code 

Unit title 



Use a sewing machine


Sew components



Set and produce digital embroidery


Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles


Sew woven and stretch knit garments





Draw a trade drawing for fashion design


Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development




Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts


Calculate cost estimates for fashion products


Communicate and sell design concepts


Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments


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


Create and edit digital embroidery designs




Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles



Cut fabrics for prototype designs


Develop product specifications for fashion design



Grade 2D patterns


Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques


Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications




Sew design prototypes


Source materials and resources for production of fashion designs


Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design


Use colourisation techniques on fabrics




Use electronic fashion design tools


Drape fabrics to make patterns


Analyse fit model


Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace


MSAENV472B Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Other Fashion Design and Technology units that are available at Certificates IV (maximum 4) and V (maximum 1)

Other TCF Training Package units that are available at Certificates III (maximum 1), IV (maximum 4) and V (maximum 1)

Units from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses at Certificates III (maximum 1), IV (maximum 4) and V (maximum 1)

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