The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising is suitable for assistant product development and design roles within the fashion industry, and for assistant roles within a fashion enterprise. The individual will develop skills in product development and design, as well as the technical production skills required to support management within a fashion business. The skills may be applicable to various stages of the design, production and supply chain process, depending on enterprise requirements and workplace roles. The outcomes of this qualification allow the individual to specialise in fashion design, product development and business merchandising as well as more general roles. The individual will be expected to be skilled at using digital and manual design tools at various stages of the supply chain. Outcomes of this course build on the production skills, which provide a basis for progression of roles in design or business management.