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Fashion Design

The fashion industry is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Designing clothes is more than just having great ideas or drawing gorgeous dresses — opportunities in the fashion industry lie in many more areas than just basic design and creation. We teach you not just how to design and create your own amazing fashion designs, but also every single step of the process from creation to marketing, sales and more. Thanks to this you will have the skills and abilities to work within any area of the fashion industry you choose.

Our college offers a range of courses in various areas of the fashion industry, including: fashion design, fashion illustration, drawing, fashion design and portfolio development, computer-aided fashion design (CAD), fashion merchandising and marketing, fashion retailing, pattern making, sewing, garment construction and fashion styling.

In response to a demand for practically based, industry-relevant training, we offer a number of comprehensive fashion training programmes that will assist in equipping you for a new career in the fashion industry. These include the Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology (on offer full-time) and the Advanced Diploma of Fashion & Textiles Merchandising.

Our fashion school uses industry-standard equipment and CAD software in our training programmes. Our teaching staff are passionate, qualified professionals with many years of experience working within the fashion industry, commited to passing on their first-hand knowledge and experience to students, and ensuring you achieve results that will more than justify your investment into your future career.

"Best decision I have ever made enrolling into this school!"
—Nicole, Graduate
"I could have never pictured how much AICD would help me find my calling.”
—Alison, Graduate
"I have learnt so much, gained so much confidence and found passions I never knew I had."
—Chontae, Graduate
"The coursework has allowed me to build an awesome portfolio.”
—Alison, Graduate
"AICD has offered me invaluable industry knowledge and real world experience."
—Jade, Graduate
"It has been an amazing journey — AICD has given me so many opportunities.”
—Jane, Graduate
"AICD prepared me with the knowledge to work for an esteemed industry leader.”
—Alison, Graduate
“AICD has helped me meet professionals, buyers and wholesalers, and build contacts in the industry."
—Jade, Graduate
“AICD has gone above and beyond to support me in my ventures.”
—Jessica, Graduate
"Apart from learning, the best part has been meeting new people and creating new friendships.”
—Margie, Graduate
"I couldn't be doing what I am now doing if I hadn't done the course."
—Rebecca, Graduate
"The hands on experience in classes helped prepare me for the industry."
—Zowie, Graduate
"Through AICD I obtained an internship, which was invaluable (and led to a job offer)."
—Jade, Graduate
"Couldn’t be happier learning here!"
—Melissa, Graduate


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Full Time
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The Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology offers intensive training in fashion design processes including design and product development, pattern making, garment construction and computer aided design to give students the skills ... MORE ▸
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56 Weeks
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Full Time
VET FEE-HELP
The fashion industry consists of many more career opportunities than just fashion design, pattern-making and garment construction. Numerous roles exist in the business side of the industry in areas such as fashion marketing and PR, merchandising, ... MORE ▸
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56 Weeks
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Part Time
This course consists of design, sewing and pattern making subjects giving students the skills to create garments of their own design. Students who successfully complete the Certificate II will receive direct credit for a number of the units, again... MORE ▸
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Over 1 year - 1 day / week
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Part Time
Interested in a career in fashion design? Learn how to develop your design ideas into a cohesive fashion collection and effectively communicate the design ideas through fashion design drawings and trade drawings. You will develop your design skill... MORE ▸
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1 year - 1 Day / Wk
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Part Time
Would you like to improve your design skills? This part time course forms part of the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design & Technology and covers fashion design, illustration and product development. MORE ▸
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1 Year - 1 Day/Wk
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Part Time
Would you like to get into a career as a fashion buyer, merchandiser, marketing manager or sales representative? Would you like to open your own fashion boutique? or start your own fashion related business? This course is suitable for anyone inter... MORE ▸
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1 Day/Wk (over 25 weeks)
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Part Time
Would you like to learn how to make professional garment patterns and how to grade patterns to different sizes? Sewing experience is required to complete this course. Student's will be expected to toile garment patterns (make a garment sample). MORE ▸
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37 Wks - 1 Day / Wk
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Distance
The Fashion Business & Merchandising Distance Course will introduce you to the business world of fashion. Understand the different facets of merchandising and how to climb the ladder and achieve success within the fashion industry. Learn about the... MORE ▸
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Self Paces
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Distance
The course shows how designs can be created through a systematic process of research and development. We will take you through the process of finding inspiration, developing your creative side, drawing and illustrating, creating a portfolio of des... MORE ▸
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Self Paced
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Short Course
Learn how to create professionally finished garments for yourself. AIFD's beginner sewing classes are designed to teach student's the tricks of the trade to creating beautifully finished garments for themselves. Students will start off making a s... MORE ▸
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10 Wks (1 x 3hr class/wk)
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Brisbane Campus 5th Sep 16
Short Course
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Short Course
Become a fabric designer/textile designer and/or surface designer by learning the skills to create exciting digital pattern designs ready for printing on fabrics. Take your hand drawn designs, explore your creative passion and learn how to turn yo... MORE ▸
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1 day/week (8wks)
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Short Course
To be successful in the fashion industry, students must develop a sense of what the consumers want, what works, what sells and how to effectively market it. The AIFD Fashion Business & Merchandising course is designed to provide students with a we... MORE ▸
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1 Day/Wk - Over 5 Weeks
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Short Course
Achieving the right merchandise mix for the store is crucial and involves more than having an eye for fashion. Learn how to formulate a buying strategy and achieve a good merchandise mix to maximise sales and profit. Learn crucial performance anal... MORE ▸
DURATION
6 x 3hr Classs (over 3 Wks)
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Short Course
This is a great follow-on course for those that have completed the 'Fast Track Fashion Design Course' or the Beginner Sewing Lessons. This is an excellent course if you are looking to start your own fashion label and would like to get some of your... MORE ▸
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16 Wks (1 Day per Wk)
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Short Course
The Fashion Illustration and Portfolio Development course is designed to build students fashion drawing and illustration skills, using various rendering mediums. Students will learn how to find inspiration and build their design ideas. MORE ▸
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5Wks - Sat 9.30am-4pm
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Short Course
The Fashion Illustration and Faces workshop is designed to build students fashion drawing and illustration skills, using various rendering mediums. Students will learn mixed media techniques for illustrating and painting faces and the fashion figure. MORE ▸
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5 Wks on Sat 9am-12pm
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Brisbane Campus 19th Sep 16
Short Course
Fashion journalism is an exciting and face paced career, which can take you not only around the world, but provide you with access to some of the most exclusive designers, fashion elite and celebrities. The Australian Institute of Creative Design ... MORE ▸
DURATION
10 Weeks
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Short Course
The AIFD Fast Track Fashion course is a short course designed to provide you with the basics you need to get out into the fashion industry as soon as possible. The Fast Track Fashion course is great for students who are looking at starting their o... MORE ▸
DURATION
8 Wks - 1 day/wk
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Short Course
This 3 day intensive shoe design course will allow you to explore your creativity and teach you how to draw your design ideas successfully. You will learn how to develop design concepts to create your own shoe collection for your target market, ho... MORE ▸
DURATION
3 Days
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Brisbane Campus 19th Sep 16
Short Course
Have you ever wanted to design your own range of handbags? Most major fashion labels have their own handbag range, and for a good reason. Many companies make more money from their accessory ranges than they do from their clothing ranges. MORE ▸
DURATION
15 x 3hr Class (over 10 wks)
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Short Course
Learn to create professional fashion illustrations and specification drawings using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn the skills to create fashion illustrations, design presentations, technical drawings, swing tags, and bu... MORE ▸
DURATION
8 Weeks - 15 x 3hr Lessons
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Short Course
AICD's pattern making short course has been designed to give students the skills to create patterns to a range of different styles to their own body measurements/fit. Students will learn how to create a 'block pattern' to their own measurements fr... MORE ▸
DURATION
10 x 3hr lessons
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Brisbane Campus 16th Feb 17
Short Course
Learn how to use industrial sewing equipment used for swimwear production. Also learn how you can make your own swimwear to fit you at home, using a domestic sewing machines and overlockers. Learn specialty stretch stitches, elastic application an... MORE ▸
DURATION
5 Weeks
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Brisbane Campus 8th Oct 16
Short Course
The Textile Design course is a short course designed to provide you with the basics you will require to discover your personal untapped inspiration from within. This course is suitable for any student who is looking forward to creating their portf... MORE ▸
DURATION
3 Days
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Brisbane Campus 8th Oct 16
Holiday Course
Never sewn before? Get started with our one week basic sewing course. Students will make a skirt learning techniques such as grain line, inserting invisible zippers, lining, darts and overlocking. After completing the first garment, students will ... MORE ▸
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5 Days
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Holiday Course
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2 Days
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Holiday Course
Get an introduction to the fashion industry and what is involved in a career as a fashion designer. In this two day course you will learn about the various career options available in the fashion industry, gain an understanding of what is involved... MORE ▸
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2 Days
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Holiday Course
Learn how to draw and stylise the fashion figure and how to draw important garment details such as draping, ruffles, collars, sleaves and more so that your designs look real. Through shading you will start to make your illustrations look 3 dimensi... MORE ▸
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2 Days
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Holiday Course
Over one week learn basic pattern making techniques for skirts, tops, shirts and dresses. Learn how to adjust a block pattern to you own measurements. Pattern make various skirt styles - A-Line, Panel Line, Gore, Yoke, High Waisted, Circular and P... MORE ▸
DURATION
5 Days
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Holiday Course
Learn how to make your own swimwear! Learn how to make swimwear patterns for your own swimwear designs and sew them professionally. You will learn how to use the industrial machines to make your own swimwear. MORE ▸
DURATION
5 Days
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Holiday Course
Become a dress designer for a day. This great 1 day course will teach you the process of basic garment design by letting you create your very own short full circle skirt, designed to fit you!! After constructing the pattern you will cut and sew ... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Brisbane Campus 26th Sep 16
Gold Coast Campus 27th Sep 16
Study Tour
Travel to China on this exciting fashion sourcing trip with a group of fashion designers and fashion students and be inspired by the abundance of various fabrics, laces, braids, chains, furs, buttons, beads, zips, trims and much more that you will... MORE ▸
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9 Days
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Mentoring
AICD's Fashion Business Mentoring program is designed to guide you through the challenging process of starting your fashion label and building your business for success.  MORE ▸
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Membership (Monthly)
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