Certificate in Fashion Design

Do you often find yourself sketching designs, daydreaming about runways, but feel lost about where and how to make that dream career happen? We have good news for you! The Certificate in Fashion Design is here to help you realise that dream and turn your passion for fashion design into a career you will love and enjoy!
Course Provider
Careers Collectiv
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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Professional Fashion Design Kit included.

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Upfront Payment or Interest-free Payment Plan (from $25 per week).

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course is self-paced. The course will take approximately 8 to 12 weeks to complete.
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Fashion designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Retail buyer
  • Retail manager
  • Retail merchandiser
  • Stylist
  • Textile designer
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Journalist
Course Modules

1. Introduction to Fashion Design

  • Who are we?
  • Where can a certificate in fashion design take you
  • Different target markets
  • Different lifestyle categories
  • The design process
  • What you will receive in your kit

2. Branding and Fashion

  • Create a mind map
  • Choose a target market
  • Choose a lifestyle category
  • Create a brand name
  • Create a brand mission statement
  • Develop a garment
  • Label
  • Develop garment swing tags

3. Research and Design Journals

  • Select a Season and Year for your collection
  • Research Trends
  • Research Colour
  • Research Silhouettes
  • Develop a design journal
  • Create a mood board for your brand

4. Fabrics, Garments, Charts and Design Techniques

  • Types of knits
  • Fabric fibres – Knit
  • Fabric identification – For cut and sew knits
  • Fabric sourcing – Wholesale and retail
  • Fabric Range chart
  • Print & Pattern coordination
  • Cut & Sew Top Silhouettes
  • Fabric suitability
  • Garment Componentry – Cut & Sew
  • Knits
  • Design 10 Cut & Sew Tops for your collection
  • Look at design techniques/trims

5. Apply Research to Your Designs

  • Learn about types of woven fabrics and how to research and apply them to your designs with all relative components and information
  • Fabric coordination for presentation
  • Design 10 woven shirts/tops
  • Design 10 woven dresses
  • Design 10 woven pants
  • Design 10 woven skirts

6. Final Designs

  • Range planning – Final selection of designs
  • Strategies to edit your range
  • Finishing with 10-15 designs for your final collection

7. Technical Sketching

  • Technical sketch – method for true design
  • Technical sketch – method for development
  • Why detail and accuracy is key
  • Building a hard copy library of blocks/sketches

8. Creating Line up sheets and Range Books

  • Create a “Line up sheet” or “Range book” along with all relative information eg. Style numbers, product names and fabric
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • 24/7 access to professional course tutor support.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • No course requirements or previous working experience necessary.
  • BONUS: Professional Fashion Design Kit included.

Each lesson culminates in set tasks, which can be submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and, if necessary, additional work. At the end of your course, you will have a final assessment to conclude the course and receive your certificate.

Preparing creatives for a successful future in a changing world

Build a broad range of creative, technical and in-demand skills to help increase your career opportunities in the creative industry of fashion. Having expertise in the art of design, aesthetics, clothing construction and following different trends will give you an advantage when applying for work or setting up a new business.

The range of units you will learn about during this course will complement each other to bring out the unique talent in you as a fashion designer. You will be able to design and assist with the production of clothing and accessories, identify trends, and select styles, fabrics, colours, prints and trims for your own collection.

You will complete a number of set tasks such as creating swing tags, labels, and development charts and learn about ethical sourcing, suppliers, branding and logo design to leave you walking out of this course with a complete package for success in the fashion industry.

This course is taught by academics currently practising and working in the fashion industry, who have a history of creating and teaching fashion at leading Melbourne universities.

The teachers

Careeers Collectiv only use teachers who are active in their specialised industry. Learn from people who have first-hand experience in their subject matter and current industry expertise. Staff come from varied backgrounds with teaching and vocational experience from universities and vocational colleges. Courses provide flexible options for different career pathways, self-improvement, professional development and general adult education.

Who is the course for?

Designed for beginners with no experience in fashion design or individuals who are looking to upskill. You’ll master the tools and techniques to enhance your creativity and fuel your passion. The best part is studying at your own pace through our online learning.

Propel yourself into the world of fashion

Learn how to design and create your own unique clothing range from start to finish.

The Certificate in Fashion Design gives you everything you need to know to start a successful professional career in the ever-growing world of fashion.

This course is made up of 8 in-depth modules, designed specifically by masters in their field to teach you all about researching trends, understanding your target market, creating a relevant brand, knowing different fabrics, print and pattern coordination, ethical sourcing and design techniques. These complementary skills will give you the flexibility to kick-start your career.

Entry requirements

A professional Fashion Design kit is included in the course. You will need a computer, tablet or other device to access the course work and submit your assessments.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careers Collectiv

Careers Collectiv is a family-run online education provider offering a vast range of courses such as agriculture, animal studies, beauty, counselling, psychology, business and marketing. They offer the opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the career you’re passionate about. With over a decade of experience in the online education sector, they are passionate about providing quality education, accessibility for everyone and the flexibility to work at your own pace and in your own time. Careers Collectiv offers a diverse range of online courses, from animal care and agriculture to business and fashion design. Their family-run platform provides flexible learning opportunities for various career paths, ensuring accessibility and quality education for everyone. Whether you're interested in equine studies, horticulture, or photography, Careers Collectiv caters to upskillers and passionate learners with courses developed by industry experts.
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