1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2533-11 Fashion Designer

Designs garments and accessories by pursuing original ideas or adapting existing styles.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. This occupation requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

Tasks Include:

  • conceives designs for garments or fashion accessories such as handbags and shoes
  • prepares detailed sketches showing front, back, seams, cut and other important features of garments
  • chooses combinations of fabrics, colours and trim to complement styles
  • discusses designs with management, sales departments, manufacturing staff, and buyers from retail and department stores
  • assists pattern makers in the production of master patterns and supervises production of sample garments
  • uses computer-aided design systems
  • may showcase product at fashion shows and exhibitions

Costume Designer

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