​Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? No (Applied subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4

What is Fashion? 

Fashion explores what underpins fashion culture, technology and design. Students use their imaginations to create, innovate and express themselves and their ideas, and to design and produce   design solutions in a range of fashion contexts. 

Students learn to appreciate the design aesthetics of others while developing their own personal style and aesthetic. They explore contemporary and historical fashion culture; learn to identify, understand and interpret fashion trends; and examine how the needs of different markets are met.

Students engage in a design process to plan, generate and produce fashion items. They investigate textiles and materials and their characteristics and how these qualities impact on their end use. Students  experiment with combining textiles and materials and how to make and justify aesthetic choices. They investigate fashion merchandising and marketing, the visual literacies of fashion and become    discerning consumers of fashion while appraising and critiquing fashion items and trends as well as their own products.

What makes a student suited to Fashion?

Students who achieve success in Fashion are those who:
  • are practical, hardworking students
  • are available to train under industry expectations
  • have a genuine interest in the fashion industry
  • works well in a team

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

  • Nil
  • What is the cost of this subject?
  • Year 10 - $40 per year
  • Year 11 and 12 - $50 per year
  • Excursion attendance required

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Sewing Kit 
  • Visual Art Diary 
  • Display Folder
  • Purchase of Fabric will be required for Assessment Items

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1Students will learn about a Sustainability issue within the community and use the design process to create a design solution. 
Further development of sustainability will allow students redesign a garment to make it a current and functional garment by Upcycling.
Summative internal assessment 1:
• Project boomerang bag
Summative internal assessment 2:
• Project- upcycle
  Semester 2Within this unit students will be given a design challenge to use a range of items to create a Wearable art piece. This can include a garment or a range of fashion accessories. 
Students will investigate fashion designers and how they apply the design process. Students will be required to create a garment of their choice and a folio to display their research and design process.
Summative internal assessment 3:
• Project wearable art 
Summative internal assessment 4:
• Project- garment
Year 11Unit 1Within this unit students will learn about the history of fashion, the principles and elements of design, we well as the properties and characteristics of textiles. Students will be able to produce fashion illustrations and a garment of their choice. Formative internal assessment 1:
• Product fashion illustrations
Formative internal assessment 2:
• Project product and written folio
Unit 2This unit continues to build on students learning of the fashion industry. They will investigate how marketing influences people's choices when purchasing clothing. They will also develop their understanding of the role of the fashion designer and the design process.Formative internal assessment 3:
• Investigation report on merchandising
Formative internal assessment 4:
• Project product and written folio
Year 12Unit 3Students will be investigating the unsustainable 'fast fashion' industry and how it impacts the environment globally. Students will use practical skills to upcycle and reinvent old items into new fashion. They will continue their creativity by creating their own accessory or millinery item to develop design aesthetic.Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1):
• Project product and written folio 
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2):
• Product 2 adornment
Unit 4'Collections' is a unit that focuses on the production of garments and accessories which have a cohesive element of design. Students will create their own line of children's wear and complete a folio that documents their research and design processSummative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
• Project written folio and 4 products part 1
Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3):
• Project written folio and 4 products part 1
Summative external assessment (IA4):
• Project written folio and 4 products part 2

Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022