Holmesglen's Bachelor of Fashion Design is a cutting-edge course for those who aspire to a career in the fast-paced world of fashion. Innovative design is at the forefront of our delivery, underpinned by a comprehensive technical foundation in pattern engineering, garment construction and the application of CAD design tools.
Career opportunities, include:
- fashion designer/design assistant
- manual pattern maker and grader
- CAD pattern maker and grader
- production manager
- garment technician and fit technologist
- small (design) business manager/owner
- independent fashion consultant/designer
- fashion events producer
Pathways to further study:
- Masters or other post-graduate qualifications.
Studying the Bachelor of Fashion Design at Holmesglen
The range of opportunities open to our graduates is vast, from establishing their own business to positions with local designers and global companies.
Learn from our highly skilled educators, who are also practising professionals with extensive experience in the local and global fashion industry. They understand what it takes to be successful in the competitive world of fashion, and know exactly how to support you to achieve your goals.
Our classes are small and our continual investment in the latest equipment and software ensures you are kept abreast of the latest skills and techniques that the industry demands.
Mode of study:
Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm
All new students commencing a higher education course must attend their Faculty Course Orientation and Holmesglen's Education Orientation.
The course has 24 subjects. There are 23 core subjects and 1 elective subject.
The course has a total of 144 credit points.
||Basic Industrial Machinery
||Academic and Professional Communications
||Ethical and Sustainable Practice
||Pattern Technology 1
||Industry Techniques 1
||Fashion Business Marketing
||Pattern Technology 2
||Industry Techniques 2
||Pattern Studio – Creative
||Production Studio – Creative
||Capstone Project - Creative Collection
||Pattern Studio – Commercial
||Production Studio – Commercial
||Capstone Project - Commercial Design
||Work Integrated Learning
||Supply Chain Management
| Code || Name |
|BFD117||Basic Industrial Machinery|
|BSPB105||Academic and Professional Communications|
|BFD122||Ethical and Sustainable Practice|
|BFD209||Pattern Technology 1|
|BFD210||Industry Techniques 1|
|BFD212||Fashion Business Marketing|
|BFD213||Pattern Technology 2|
|BFD214||Industry Techniques 2|
|BFD309||Pattern Studio – Creative|
|BFD310||Production Studio – Creative|
|BFD311||Capstone Project - Creative Collection|
|BFD312||Pattern Studio – Commercial|
|BFD313||Production Studio – Commercial|
|BFD314||Capstone Project - Commercial Design|
|BFD316||Work Integrated Learning|
|BFD003||Supply Chain Management|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
For details of credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessments, pre-requisites and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Fashion Design subject summary (Word - 94kb).
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Fashion Design student profile (Word-134kb).
For details on ATAR-based offers, download the 2023 ATAR-based Offers for the Bachelor of Fashion Design (Word - 131kb).
To be eligible, students must be at least 18 at the commencement of the course
Good passes at Year 12/Matriculation or the overseas equivalent and preferably some relevant work experience.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 (Academic).
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
Qualification and recognition
On successful completion of this program, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Fashion Design.
Connections with industry
Right from the start, this dynamic course connects students with industry professionals as they undertake local and international internships. Students learn a perfect blend of practice and theory from lecturers who share their years of local and global industry experience.
How to apply
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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|Course fee||$21,200||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$1,580||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|** Additional course costs||$1,300||per course|
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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