Fashion Design Distance Course

Full Colour Printed Tutorial BookletsWhether you are thinking of a career change, looking to add another skill-set to your resume, just want to learn more about the industry or maybe your yearning to turn your creative flair into your full time career, this distance course will be an enlightening and inspirational stepping-stone!

The fashion industry is one of the largest and highest value-creating industries in the world. In January 2017, the global apparel market was valued at 3.5 trillion dollars and in Australia alone it employs over 30,000 people. The industry has so much to offer in terms of employment. Fashion designers play a pivotal role in this thriving, constantly evolving and in-demand industry.

Complete one tutorial at a time. Each tutorial will be focused on a different area of fashion design and aims to build your terminology, design and industry knowledge.

This course will show you how communicating technical information on design concepts and designing garments are created through a systematic process of research, inspiration and development. We will take you step-by-step through the process of finding inspiration, developing your creative side, creating a portfolio of designs, working to a brief, understanding and evaluating a client, contributing a cohesive collection and understanding your target market.

The course is self-paced and can be completed within 2 years, study in your own time or around work or family commitments. Through the course you will complete practical assessments that will help you develop and apply your skills and knowledge. By completing these practical assessments and activites, we are able to assess you on nationally recognised units of competency and students who successfully complete the course will receive a Statement of Attainment which will allow students direct credit when applying for further study in Fashion Design in the VET sector.

Full Colour Printed Tutorial BookletsAreas Covered:

  • Sourcing Inspiration
  • Understanding fibres and fabrics
  • Selecting the right fabric for your designs
  • Elements and principles of design
  • Colour theory
  • Trade drawings
  • The design process
  • Design phases
  • Fashion calendar
  • Season and lead times
  • Fashion forecasting and how to conduct it
  • Design portfolio
  • Presentation design
  • Presentation techniques

What You Will Receive:

You will receive a series of tutorials to take you through the subjects step-by-step, including simple instructions to build on your current skills and knowledge. Each tutorial is bright and engaging so that you will enjoy the learning process. Each tutorial contains activites to help build your understanding of the subject, from introduction through to assessment.

Students will be provided with access to a tutor to assist with any questions and provide feedback and advice. Your tutor will also be marking your work throughout the course.

You will receive an equipment pack, with all the materials you will need to complete the course, including;

  • A4 Visual Art Diary
  • Motivation Manual
  • Full colour tutorial booklets
  • Figure Templates
  • Reply Paid Envelopes (postage within Australia)

Equipment Pack


This course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework and covers the following units of competency from the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Merchandising course.

    Nationally Recognised Training Logo
  • MSTFD2005: Identify design process for fashion designs
  • MSTFD3004: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design
  • MSTGN2011: Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
  • MSTFD4004: Calculate cost estimates for fashion garments
  • MSTFD4003: Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the above units of competency.

More Information:

For more information about this course, please phone us on (07) 55 938 335.

Course Fees

Full Course Cost (Payment Plan): $1,950.00
  • Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $400.00
  • Balance paid over 24 weeks: $64.583333/week over 24 weeks.

* Extra postage charges apply for postage outside of Australia. Please contact us by email to find out the postage costs to your country.

Please note: as this is a self paced course students will not be eligible for Centerlink payments for studying.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment:

Click here to read the terms and conditions of enrolment.

How do I Enrol?

You can start anytime, so enrol now to get started! Please allow at least two weeks for receipt of your first tutorial for postage within Australia.

Upcoming Courses

Check out our student's work in the Artista Magazine!