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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Merchandising Manager

Employees develop and implement and marketing and supply chain strategies within the fashion and textiles industries.

Summary of Training

CORE UNITS (14 required)

  • Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets
  • Operate computing technology in a textiles, clothing and footwear workplace
  • Identify fibres, yarns and textile materials and their uses in textile production
  • Identify fibres and fabrics
  • Apply textile clothing and footwear market supply systems
  • Analyse textiles clothing and footwear merchandising and marketing principles
  • Calculate cost estimates for fashion products
  • Interact and network with fashion industry participants
  • Source materials and resources for production of fashion design
  • Analyse consumer behaviour for specific markets
  • Coordinate quality assurance for textiles, clothing and footwear products and services
  • Work with international textiles, clothing and footwear supply chains
  • Identify opportunities in the textiles, clothing and footwear market
  • Develop and present concepts within specified guidelines

Elective Units - 21 units must be chosen from Group A min. of 10), B (min. of 4) and D (max of 6) with the remainder from A, B & C.

  • Follow defined OHS policies and procedures
  • Identify fabric and garment handling requirements
  • Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics
  • Identify fabric performance and handling requirements
  • Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
  • Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications
  • Perform routine textile testing and analyse results
  • Source textile materials and resources
  • Analyse textile design influences
  • Present and promote textile design concepts
  • Assist in the development of textile designs
  • Estimate costs for development of textile designs
  • Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts
  • Participate in production planning processes
  • Provide global operations support
  • Exhibit textile designs or products
  • Develop textile designs using computer based design programs
  • Develop textile designs and product specifications
  • Cost production of textile designs or products
  • Develop marketing plans for fashion products
  • Evaluate fashion designs against set criteria
  • Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
  • Apply knowledge of the international trade environment to complete work
  • Apply knowledge of legislation relevant to international trade to complete work
  • Prepare business documents for the international trade of goods
  • Apply knowledge of international finance and insurance to complete work requirements
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Identify marketing opportunities
  • Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications
  • Source textile materials and resources
  • Analyse textile design influences
  • Present and promote textile design concepts

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.

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 125

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

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

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Availability Information and More Details

Merchandising Manager - LMT50607
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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ANZSCO Classification: 611300

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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