Diploma of Fashion Design

Possible Career Path
Fashion Designer, Fashion Illustrator, Pattern Maker, Trend Researcher, Costume Designer
On Campus in Glebe
Study Mode
Part-Time, Flexible
18 Months
Payment Plans

The Diploma offers students the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques and build upon their previous seasons ranges.

The Diploma of Fashion Design is inclusive of Certificate in Fashion Design subjects.


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 32 weeks*
Classroom Training Sessions – 1 day per week
Self-paced Study – 6.5 hours per week
Assessment Tasks –  15 hours per week
Workplace Training – 175 hours minimum requirement

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

Students must complete our Certificate in Fashion Design course in order to complete the
Diploma of Fashion Design course at FBI.
*The contact time stated does not include the Certificate in Fashion Design contact time.


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


Advanced Fashion Illustration & Trade Sketch

Students broaden their skills when creating trade sketches and Fashion drawings in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Advanced Garment Construction

Students master the skills of bias cutting and the intricate garment construction of lingerie, swimwear and corsetry gowns.


The process of wholesaling is intrinsic to the success of any label. Students learn how to sell, margin and market products to potential buyers.

Advanced Masterclass

Building upon the previous year’s collection, students complement the designs created in first year Masterclass. Students present their range to FBI and industry consultants, with a small business proposal that covers design, construction and marketing of the student’s own label.

Advanced Pattern Making II

Students analyse and identify various draping techniques through manipulation, moulding and shaping to create complex patterns for specific designs. Grading advanced pattern blocks while maintaining the shape, fit and balance of the garment is also covered.


Designers create the perfect fit and shape by altering garments to specific sizes and contours. Students learn to modify existing garments to individual needs or change the order of construction to create a different look.

How to set up your own Fashion Business

As a designer, starting your own Fashion business requires business expertise. Students are taught how to set the foundations of a fashion label.