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Bentley Campus has been Perth’s leading fashion design institution for over 50 years. Our fashion design and business courses provide students with versatile design and business study skills that get them jobs in a fast-paced,  global industry.

You can study the creative and technical skills for fashion design and textiles development; or study the enterprise skills to work in fashion business.  Free parking, Computer Aided Design (CAD) patternmaking, grading and illustration facilities, world class fashion design and textile forecasting resources, over 80 specialised industrial sewing machines, and a staff of fashion industry specialists, are key to our successes with our industry relevant courses, graduate employment outcomes and recognition in the sector.

Our courses include live work design projects where you will be involved in external design exhibits and Perth fashion shows, meeting guest lecturers, industry excursions, design internships and designing for local Western Australian labels. Our graduates work here and overseas in fashion design, fashion production management, patternmaking, specialist construction, sourcing and buying, spec-writing, fashion event management, fashion marketing and social media, e-commerce, small business ownership and more.

If you are interested in fashion design, patternmaking and textiles, visit the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising or the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. If visual merchandising, fashion PR and running an online business captures your interest, have a look at our Fashion Business pathway.

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National ID: MST60119
State ID: BEP4
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Launch into a fashion career with the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn how to build and prepare a graduate portfolio to get you ready for employment.

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Launch into a career in fashion

When you complete the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at Bentley, you’re ready to work as a fashion designer, product developer, production manager, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, distribution coordinator, fashion/ textile and colour forecaster, garment finisher, pattern grader/maker, production consultant, or specialised construction machinist.

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course is the final year of three years of fashion study. Culminating in a professional showcase of student collections at an industry-attended fashion show, this course covers every aspect of a fashion cycle. Students and staff work together to build a graduate portfolio and professional profile to prepare graduates for employment.

Gain these skills: 

  •  specialised digital patternmaking
  •  costing and pricing strategies 
  • marketing and branding 

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The fees and duration of study on this website for this qualification are for the final advanced diploma year only, students enter this qualification after completing the Diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: MST40519
State ID: BEP8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Start a creative career in fashion with the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn the skills required to begin your career in the fashion industry.

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Do you want to work in the creative and energetic world of fashion?

The Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course immerses students in the ever-dynamic fashion industry. 

Gain these skills:

  • Fashion design and colour principles
  • Fashion forecasting
  • Technical fashion drawing
  • Fibre and textile investigation and sourcing
  • Sustainability and ethical production
  • Digital technologies for fashion design
  • Patternmaking and grading
  • Specialist garment construction such as tailored shirts and a denim jacket

When you complete the Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course at Bentley, some of the roles you'll be ready to take on include:

  • Design workroom assistant
  • Trade drawing technician
  • Junior CAD operator
  • Fabric and supply sourcer
  • Assistant patternmaker/grader
  • Garment finisher/presser
  • Alterations technician
  • Production machinist
  • Specification technician
  • Dispatcher
  • Quality controller

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This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Certificate IV
National ID: MST50119
State ID: BEP9
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising

Work your way towards a career in the fashion industry with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising. Learn skills in conceptual design development, fashion illustration, CAD patternmaking and grading and more.

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Are you ready to get serious about a career in fashion?

Do you aspire to a career as an assistant fashion designer, CAD operator, CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) operator, fabric and supply technician or patternmaker?

The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising course builds on student fashion skills. 

Gain these skills:

  • Conceptual design development
  • Fashion illustration
  • Textile development and manipulation techniques
  • Digital print development
  • Digital fashion and production technologies 
  • Specialist patternmaking
  • CAD patternmaking and grading
  • Specialist garment construction including bras and swimwear, tailored fully lined jackets, boned bodices and leatherwork.

See more on our award winning students and facilities facebook and instagram.

This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Diploma
National ID: MST50119
State ID: AB80
Industry Creative Industries
VET Student Loans (VSL)

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business)

Master your skills in fashion business with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Business). Learn about fashion forecasting and marketing and social media within the industry.

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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 you in creative fashion business skills such as fashion forecasting and buying; visual merchandising and digital engagement; and marketing and social media.

You will learn the legal, financing and trade essentials for fashion enterprise and the import and export of product.

Gain these skills:

  • international fashion sourcing;
  • sustainable supply and manufacturing;
  • creation of accurate costings
  • 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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This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.

Diploma
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