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Fashion Merchandiser

Fashion Merchandisers undertake business development and both domestic and international fashion merchandising and trade.

Summary of Training

  • Work safely
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply quality standards
  • Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Apply knowledge of import and export international conventions, laws and finance
  • Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets
  • Conduct market research
  • Promote products and services
  • Undertake marketing activities
  • Communicate and sell design concepts
  • Source materials and resources for production of fashion designs
  • Analyse TCF merchandising and marketing principles
  • Plan and implement production within a work area
  • Apply TCF market supply systems
  • Apply knowledge of the international trade environment to complete work
  • Apply knowledge of legislation relevant to international trade to complete work
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Interact and communicate with garment production personnel
  • Organise and plan own work to achieve planned outcomes
  • Prepare business advice on the taxes and duties for international trade transactions
  • Write complex documents
  • Plan for international trade

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

Job Pathways

Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Manufacturing & Production

Work Type
Creative & Artistic
Organising & Clerical

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Availability Information

Fashion Merchandiser - MST40516
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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