Fashion Coordinator

Working as a Fashion Coordinator you will provide creative and practical support to designers, merchandisers and production teams within a medium to large fashion house. You will identify opportunities for both the local and international market.

Summary of Training

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Work safely
  • Apply quality standards
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • Calculate cost estimates for TCF products
  • Develop and present design concepts within specific guidelines
  • Assess impact of current fashion industry innovations and practices
  • Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace
  • Develop and implement a sales or marketing strategy for fashion or textile items
  • Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production
  • Manage production processes
  • Develop a textile product range
  • Evaluate international marketing opportunities
  • Manage international marketing programs
  • Manage market research
  • Develop organisational marketing objectives
  • Manage quality system and procedures
  • Research and evaluate processes and products
  • Map and establish TCF supply chain process
  • Negotiate and manage contracts to produce finished design products
  • Research commercial development of textiles
  • Apply electronic systems to textile design and production
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Apply design studio process
  • Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
  • Communicate and sell design concepts
  • Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments
  • Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles
  • Use electronic fashion design tools
  • Source materials and resources for production of TCF designs
  • Construct complex blocks for fashion garments
  • Develop patterns for complex fashion garments
  • Determine and specify advanced construction processes
  • Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations
  • Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
  • Conduct fashion design purchasing
  • Cost production of fashion and textile designs
  • Develop merchandising plans for fashion products
  • Analyse TCF merchandising and marketing principles
  • Identify opportunities in the TCF market
  • Coordinate quality assurance for TCF products and services
  • Work with international TCF supply chains
  • Develop textile designs using computer-based design programs

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
Conventional & Organising

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 20/21: 182

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 2/8/2022. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

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Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2020, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

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Source: National Skills Commission, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2022. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Fashion Coordinator - MST60119
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
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