Certificate in Fashion Design

Possible Career Path
Design Assistant, Pattern Making Assistant
On Campus in Glebe
Study Mode
Part-Time, Flexible Basis
12 Months
Payment Plans

FBI offers hands on and practical courses in Fashion Design. Students learn the entire process from concept, to technical design and construction to marketing. Students develop their own collection over the duration of the course.


Course Details

On Campus 2: 1-7 Bellevue St, Glebe NSW 2037 (Entrance on St Johns Rd)

Training Method:
Classroom training and self-paced learning.

Contact Time:
Part-time, Flexible study option over 37 weeks.
Classroom Training Sessions – 1 day per week
Self-paced Study – 3 hours per week
Assessment Tasks –  12 hours per week
Workplace Training – 70 hours minimum requirement

Assessment Method:
Blend of projects, portfolio, written knowledge, research tasks and observation activities.


If you require further information on the Certificate in Fashion Design Course,
please email train@fbifashioncollege.com.au to obtain a copy of our Pre-Enrolment Information.


Conducts and Ethics

Students learn how to professionally conduct themselves in the Fashion industry, the importance of design ethics and how to establish and maintain relationships.

Design Concepts, Theories & Research

Design concepts covers the skills and technologies essential to successful Fashion Design. Students explore different clothing styles and target markets, learning how to apply design features to create collections.

Illustration, Rendering and Trade Sketch

Using a variety of drawing and painting mediums, students learn to illustrate their designs. Illustrations are then developed into industry trade sketches for the production process.

Advanced Pattern Making and Cutting

Covering advanced Pattern Making and Garment Construction skills and techniques, students learn to create complex Fashion garments.

Fashion History

To be able to move into the future, it is essential to look to the past to see how Fashion has evolved. Students examine the history of Fashion time line and the influence of society, major events and popular culture on Fashion.

Textiles, Materials and Equipment

Students learn about fabrics and fibre analysis and the latest developments in textile technology.

Pattern Making and Garment Construction

Students turn 2D design drawings into industry standard patterns, learning how to t a 3D body and grade patterns to different sizes. Students start to construct their own garments designed in previous classes.


In Masterclass students apply all of the Design and production skills learnt to form a range of merchandise. Students present their range on the runway at the Parade and Graduation, attended by Fashion industry media and guests.