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Fashion Business / Fashion Merchandising

The fashion industry isn't just about designing clothing; it is a business that requires people with skills in the areas of management, marketing, merchandising, sales, buying and more.

Business and management skills are essential to any fashion designer wanting to start their own label, as to be successful in this competitive world, designers must have the skills and ability to be able to take control of, understand and influence their business.

If you would like a career as a merchandiser, stylist, fashion buyer, marketing manager, fashion forecaster, fashion coordinator, fashion journalist, production manager, visual merchandiser, retail store owner or designer, then the Advanced Diploma of Fashion & Textiles Merchandising course will give you the knowledge, skills and training you need to flourish in a fashion business 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 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 ▸
DURATION
56 Weeks
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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 ▸
DURATION
1 Day/Wk (over 25 weeks)
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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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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 ▸
DURATION
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
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
Are you interested in how to start your own fashion blog? This short 2 day course is designed as an introduction to get you started and give you tips and tricks on generating interesting ideas for stories, how to get invited to cover fashion event... MORE ▸
DURATION
2 Days from 9.30am - 4pm.
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Brisbane Campus 18th Jan 17
Gold Coast Campus 19th Jan 17
Short Course
The Start Your Own Online Business course is designed to assist students wanting to start and manage their own online fashion store or other online business. Students will learn practical skills that they can use to have their own website built in... MORE ▸
DURATION
10 x 3hr class (over 5 Wks)
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Short Course
Visual Merchandising is the practise of displaying retail stock in an attractive manner that encourages customers to come into the store and ultimately make purchases. AIFD's Visual Merchandising course will teach you visual merchandising techniqu... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day/Wk (Over 5 Weeks)
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Gold Coast Campus 17th Jan 17
Brisbane Campus 22nd Oct 16
Holiday Course
Learn the basic fundamentals of fashion marketing! Over 3 days you will look at how to develop a basic brand marketing strategy for a fashion label, which could be your own fashion label, a fictitious label or an existing fashion brand for the pur... MORE ▸
DURATION
3 Day Workshop
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Brisbane Campus 20th Aug 16
Holiday Course
Have you have ever dreamt of starting a fashion business? Got great ideas but not sure where to start? Come along to our one day start a fashion business program and turn your dreams into a reality. MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Brisbane Campus 28th Sep 16
Gold Coast Campus 29th Sep 16
Study Tour
AICD offers exciting study tours to students, designers in industry and the public. Study tours are designed to give participants exposure to different cultures and environments while gaining invaluable inspiration, knowledge and experience. MORE ▸
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To be advised
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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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