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MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Business and Merchandising)

National ID: MST50116 | State ID: AB62

Fashion Business Skills in a Global Industry

Do you want to have a career in a fashion business environment? The Fashion Business and Merchandising pathway at Bentley immerses students in creative fashion business skills such as fashion forecasting and buying; visual merchandising and digital engagement; and marketing and social media. Students learn the legal, financing and trade essentials for fashion enterprise and the import and export of product. Course topics include international fashion sourcing; sustainable supply and manufacturing; and the creation of accurate costings and tech packs for managing offshore production.

When you complete the Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Business and Merchandising Pathway) at Bentley, you’re ready to work as an Assistant Buyer, Assistant Visual Merchandiser; Social Media Creator; Assistant Product Developer; Fashion Influencer/Stylist; or Fashion Business Owner in retail or e-commerce.

This course includes an internship component in a fashion business environment.

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Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III
Job opportunities

Successful completion of this Diploma enables you the opportunity to work in Fashion Business Management or Fashion Marketing and PR; or as a Fashion Business Owner (retail or e-commerce), Assistant Buyer, Assistant Visual Merchandiser, Costing and Specification Developer, Product Sourcer, E-tail Developer, Social Media Creator, Assistant Product Developer, Distribution Co-ordinator, Wardrobe Co-odinator or Fashion Influencer/Stylist.


For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/


Further study opportunities:

Further studies at university in Commerce or Marketing

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 2

Bentley - Full Time-Classroom


Fees and charges


Duration 1 year
When Semester 2
Where Bentley
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

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