B Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image and Media) Part Time: Gold Coast and Brisbane

Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image and Media) - Part Time

Part 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.

Studying Styling at The Australian Institute of Creative Design

The Australian Institute of Creative Design has developed a specialised nationally recognised accredited qualification in Fashion Styling. Previously there has been no specialised training in this area, to enable students to learn the practical and contemporary skills required to work in industry as a Stylist. Styling trainers at AICD are experts in their field, they own their own businesses, are current freelance stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists or photographers and each have extensive knowledge of the history and the current zeitgeist of the industry. The Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image & Media) is a part time qualification that takes 3 years to complete. The diploma is broken into 12 terms; each term is 9 weeks and includes one day of study, every Saturday. There is also a full time study option available, which runs over 3 days a week for one year


Throughout the year students participate in over 8 diverse 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 - styling looks and images for media publications such as fashion magazines, online magazines, blogs, social media etc.

Commercial Styling - styling looks for advertising and marketing purposes for fashion and non-fashion orientated clients.

Personal Styling & Image Consulting - providing advice for personal clients on how to improve their look.

Personal Shopping - selecting correct style, colours, tailoring of clothes and accessories for a client to meet their objectives.

Corporate Styling – assist corporate or business organisations in advising employees on work attire, accessories, grooming and hair and makeup.

Retail Fashion Styling – Similar to personal shopping however is executed within one fashion boutique. You are hired by the boutique or label to assist customers to find their right styles within the shops’ confinements.

Visual Merchandising – creating visual appealing and unique merchandising displays for boutiques or labels to encourage sales.

Celebrity Styling – sourcing ‘runway ready’ looks or day to day wear for public figures.

Runway Styling – assist designers in styling fashion parades, source accessories, shoes, garments etc.

Music Videos and Concert Performances – selecting items of clothing and accessories that relate to the artists’ personality and objective.

Movie and TV Styling – Sourcing, customising or creating items of clothing to be worn on TV and movie sets. Creation of a characters’ style or sourcing according to the characters’ personality to convey their attitude.

Costume Styling – assisting designers if applicable with advice on costume design and styling for small to large-scale productions.

Interior Styling – styling home wares and interior furnishing for magazines, catalogues, interior orientated stores and corporate businesses.

Food Styling – styling food orientated shoots for restaurants, chefs, magazines, cookbooks etc. Sourcing appropriate home wares.

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:

3 Years part time, one day per week 9.00am - 3.30pm.

Term Dates

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

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) - Part Time:

Full Course Cost: $12,500.00

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

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
  • Basic stationary
  • USB Thumb drive - 2GB minimum recommended
  • A digital camera is highly recommended (not compulsory)
  • Student's may also choose to purchase clothing, props and additional products for use in their photoshoots - as selected and desired by the student.


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
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
  • 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.

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

Enrolment Procedure:

To enrol, you must contact us on (07) 55 938 335 and request an enrolment pack for this course. Please note, enrolment packs are only given out on request.

Next Course Start Dates

Part 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Have your experience recognised and increase your employment prospects by enrolling in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Through RPL you could reduce the duration of your studies. Get the recognition you deserve and enquire about RPL today.

RPL assessed on a case by case basis, so it is only available on application. Students will be charged $200 per unit of competency.

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