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What will I learn?

Activate your career in the fashion industry with this diploma-level qualification from TAFE Queensland. This course will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to flourish within the design, manufacturing, wholesale or retail areas of the fashion industry.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as fashion, industrial and jewellery designers has seen very strong growth in the past few years. Growth in the sector is expected to remain steady with around 4,000 job openings expected over the next five years.

This course gives you the advanced skills to work independently or collaboratively within a constantly evolving sector. You will also develop an advanced understanding of design processes and product development, as well as technical production skills to support management and fashion businesses.

TAFE Queensland's fashion training centres are the ideal place for you to launch your fashion career. Equipped with numerous sewing machines, overlockers, computer labs and cutting rooms; everything you need is at your fingertips to bring your creations to life and ready to hit the runway. TAFE Queensland graduates have gone on to create or work for a host of successful labels including Billabong, Marc Jacobs, Easton Pearson and Black Milk Clothing.

Successful completion of this course will give you the necessary skills and attributes to seek employment as a fashion designer and stylist, dressmaker, machinist, tailor, fashion accessories designer and fashion retailer. Completion also provides great articulation opportunities into higher education courses.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 26 elective units from the list below.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Which department am I in?

TAFE Queensland Brisbane



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$14,400.00 (7,83,460) per year
AUD $21,600 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 January 2023


Mooloolaba Campus

34 Lady Musgrave Drive,



4557, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$14,400.00 (7,83,460) per year
AUD $21,600 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

11 July 2022, 23 January 2023


Mount Gravatt Campus

1030 Cavendish Road,



4122, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About TAFE Queensland

Nearly 86% of TAFE Queensland’s graduates find suitable employment or move on to further study after graduation.

  • Programs taught by experts in various fields
  • TAFE enjoys a high student satisfaction rating of 87%
  • Increasing partnership between leading global companies & TAFE
  • Works with multinational companies & government organisations