10428NAT - Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image and Media)

Full Time Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.


Fashion Styling is now a popularised and emerging career path within the Australian and global fashion industry. A Fashion Stylist typically sources and organises outfits and accessories for a diversity of clients. However, there is much more to a career in Fashion Styling than being able to put together an outfit.

Stylists require a wide range of contemporary skills including strong organisational, communication and networking skills, have a creative flair and eye for design and must stay up to date with the current fashion trends. Fashion Stylists generally work freelance, although Stylists can be employed by fashion labels, shopping centres, retail stores, publishing companies, model and advertising agencies, event management companies, just to name a few.

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styling coursesThroughout the year students participate in fashion photo-shoots in studio and on location including flat lays, editorial, and commercial. Students will work closely with celebrated industry photographers. Students partake in photo walks, wardrobe audits, fashion workshops, fashion market days and client makeovers, as well as an etiquette lunch and organise a large-scale runway parade. Practical excursions and guest speakers are also consistently planned into the yearly program. Guest speakers last year included Liz Golding, Georgia Rostagno (Brisbane Fashion Stylist), Joel Richy (Joel Richy Cosmetics), Sarah Hatten-Masterson, Nick & Aicha (The Great Beyond), Tracey Mathers (Entrepreneur & Mentor - develop the star within) and many more.

Upon finalisation of their diploma, students will have created a large digital styling portfolio to show future clients and employers and add a diverse set of new resume experiences. They will have also created extensive networking and communication book of contacts and form strong friendships with their peers.  Graduating students will feel confident creating rapport with clients and industry professionals. They will have cemented a strong fashion identity and understand the ever changing industry and have built strong personal and presenting skills.


Stylists may work in the following fields:

Editorial Styling

Commercial Styling

Personal Styling & Image Consulting

Personal Shopping

Corporate Styling

Retail Fashion Styling

Visual Merchandising

Celebrity Styling

Runway Styling

Music Videos and Concert Performances

Movie and TV Styling

Costume Styling

Interior Styling

Food Styling

Click here to see and read about some of our students' adventures on our blog, or read our magazine, Artista.

Qualification & Units of Competency

Course Code: 10428NAT

Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image & Media) (10428NAT) qualification. This course is accredited under the Australian Qualifications Training Framework.

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Course Duration:

10 months, 2 days on campus and 1 day online study

Term Dates

Please note that term dates are subject to change, please contact us to confirm future dates if required.

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Upon enrolling in the course, the student (and guarantor/s) becomes liable to the institute for the full course fees.

Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image & Media):

Full Course Cost: $12,500.00

All learning resources and equipment will be provided for the student during their course of study

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Additional Costs:

  • Student ID Card: $25
  • Printing & photocopying by student.

Required Equipment

Students will need the following equipment for completion of the course:

  • A Laptop Computer is required for this course - see detailed requirements below
  • A Makeup & Styling Kit PLUS 4 professional photoshoots: $430
  • Basic stationary
  • USB Thumb drive - 2GB minimum recommended
  • A digital camera is highly recommended (not compulsory)
  • Students may also choose to purchase clothing, props and additional products for use in their photoshoots - as selected and desired by the student.
  • A complete list of required student resources will be provided at enrolment


Students accepted into the program will be required to have a laptop computer with a wireless network connection. The following minimum specifications are required:

  • Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Minimum 4Gb RAM
  • 2.5Ghz or faster processor
  • Web Browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari) (free online)
  • Anti-Virus Software.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free online)
  • Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher (Students require Word, Excel and Powerpoint).

* Please check software manufacturers minimum system requirements. Student pricing available.
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Financial Assistance

We understand that studying can be a big financial commitment. With this in mind, we urge our students to investigate potential financial support they may need throughout the course. Eligible students may be able to apply to Centrelink for either Youth Allowance (for full-time students aged 16 to 24) or Austudy (for full-time students aged 25 years or over). For more information visit the Centrelink website.

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Domestic Students Only

Application and Enrolment Process:

  1. Phone Brisbane (07) 38 541 395 campus to arrange your interview OR fill out the online Application Form and arrange a phone interview if you are unable to attend the campus.
  2. Attend your interview or complete the phone interview.
  3. You will receive your enrolment paperwork and the student handbook at the interview and information on the required evidence you will have to supply to support your application.
  4. After reading the student handbook and enrolment forms, if you wish to enrol you must submit the enrolment form along with any requested evidence (original or certified copies of originals).
  5. Our administration staff will check the completed enrolment form and evidence you supplied to demonstrate your suitability for the course. We may have to ask you further information or discuss your options if you don't meet the suitability requirements for the course. If you do meet the suitability requirements for the course, we will send you a Confirmation of Enrolment, along with payment plan forms.

Next Course Start Dates

Full Time Course Dates:

Courses are subject to sufficient student numbers. Insufficient numbers will result in cancellation (10 days prior) and students will be notified by phone and email.

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

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