Fashion Technology Competition

Fashion technology professionals design clothes, accessories and shoes. Some design expensive one-off pieces, while others work as part of a team to create a whole range of mass-produced fashions, or specialise in particular areas such as sportswear. The work of a fashion designer may include producing concepts, making sketches by hand or on a computer, developing patterns, overseeing production, and analysing trends in fabrics, colours and shapes. The competition covers all aspects of the design and production process including sketching, patternmaking, draping, cutting and fusing garments, as well as construction techniques for different types of garments using various sewing machines and pressing equipment. Competitors will also be asked to professionally finish garments using hand sewing techniques and pressing.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN FASHION TECHNOLOGY IF YOU:

  • Are interested in practical work
  • Are keen to acquire technical skills
  • Enjoy following trends in fashion design and technology
  • Have creative flair
  • Have an eye for colour, texture and pattern
  • Can visualise things in three dimensions

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Fashion Technology Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Fashion Technology Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.

WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Fashion Technology Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in Fashion Technology


Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Fashion Technology Competitions are aligned to LMT07 – Textile Clothing and Footwear National Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Fashion Technology is aligned to the following units of competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the

MST40116 – Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production (Release 1) and MST50116 – Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Release 2) Qualifications.

  • MSMWHS200 – Work safely
  • MSTGN2011 – Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTCL2010 – Modify patterns to create basic styles
  • MSTCL3001 – Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • MSTCL3009 – Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • MSTFD4007 – Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments
  • MSTFD4010 – Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
  • MSTFD4015 – Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications
  • MSTFD4016 – Sew design prototypes
  • MSTFD5003 – Analyse fit model
  • MSTCL3002 – Prepare and produce sewn garment
  • MSTFD2006 – Use a sewing machine for fashion design
  • MSTCL2004 – Sew components
  • MSS402051 – Apply quality standards
  • MSTFD5018 – Determine and specify advanced construction techniques
  • MSTCL2012 – Organise and plan own work in a home-based production environment
  • MSTCL3013 – Interpret patterns and apply pattern information
  • MSTGN2001 – Use steaming and pressing equipment in TCF production

Regional Tasks

  • Style analysis
  • Measuring
  • Styling/proportion
  • Block adaptation
  • Pattern production
  • Interfacing applications
  • Seaming
  • Topstitching, under pressing/stitching
  • Pressing
  • Zipper application, facing application
  • Darts
  • Hem treatment
  • Pocket treatment
  • Use of flatbed sewing machine and specialist machinery including pressing equipment

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Fashion Technology is aligned to the following units of competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the

MST40116 – Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production (Release 1) and MST50116 – Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Release 2) Qualifications.

In addition to the Regional requirements, the National also includes:

  • MSTCL2011 – Draw and interpret a basic sketch
  • MSTFD2005 – Identify design process for fashion designs
  • MSTFD3004 – Draw a trade drawing for fashion

National Tasks

  • Design
  • Sketching
  • Draping
  • Patternmaking
  • Garment construction
  • Embellishment

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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