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Career in fashion a step closer for Georgia

GEORGIA Devlin, of Mount Stuart, is a step closer to her dream of becoming a fashion designer after completing the TasTAFE Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.

Ms Devlin, 28, has just moved to Melbourne after being accepted to RMIT University’s Associate Degree in Fashion Design, but her pathway to fashion began at TasTAFE.

“About four years ago I was at TasTAFE doing business and accounting. I realised it didn’t suit my personality so I decided I’d do fashion design instead,” Ms Devlin said.

“I chose TasTAFE because I’d already studied there and I knew the fashion course would be very hands-on.”

Ms Devlin completed a Certificate III in 2012 and in 2013 went on to gain her Certificate IV and Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology, studying at TasTAFE’s Campbell Street, Hobart campus.

“The course taught me so many things,” she said.

“I like making my own garments but I used to find they didn’t always fit. I wanted to learn the technical side of making clothes but I also discovered the more creative side during the course.

“I’ve learnt everything from creating a concept and drawing a design to pattern-making and actually making the garment.

“I’d love to be a fashion designer and I now I think maybe I can.”

TasTAFE has more than 500 courses on offer and there are still places available in some courses in 2014.

For more information about TasTAFE courses phone 1300 655 307 or visit www.tastafe.tas.edu.au

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