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Do you take fashion seriously? Do you want to see your designs on the pages of Frankie Magazine or on the catwalk in front of Anna Wintour?

Then make your impact on the fashion world with a fashion course from CIT. Our innovative courses will give you the edge in the competitive fashion industry. CIT will not only nurture your creativity, but will give you the skills and hands-on experience to get into the industry.

Start your fashion career with the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology.

This 18-month course establishes strong technical skills, required to work as an innovative practicing fashion designer. The course covers design, drawing, fashion history and theory, textiles, sewing, patternmaking and marketing. You will also develop technical skills in custom and commercial quality garment construction as well as pattern making both manually and using computer-based design. A major part of your course will be spent on developing your own language as an innovative designer to establish yourself and develop a professional portfolio of work.

After 2 years of full-time study, you will be prepared to enter the fashion industry, or you can deepen your creative practice with the Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development (Fashion). Building on and honing the skills and knowledge gained in the diploma, you will further develop an understanding of global contemporary fashion. You will focus on developing a context and articulating a cutting edge design practice.

Your study will culminate in the development of a professional portfolio which will be presented at an event to launch you into the fashion industry.

The two-year qualification will enable you to establish your own label as a designer, or articulate into an established pathway to a university degree.

Studying fashion at CIT is not only hands-on and practical, but industry-focused and run as a simulated workplace giving you a sound understanding of the essential skills and knowledge that industry requires. Underpinned by the notion of sustainable design and practice, this approach will help you make a smooth transition into industry.

Want to know where a CIT course in fashion could take you? Check out the work of some of our graduates.

Course List

Description Delivery AA/ ASBA
Diploma Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising
Certificate III Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Non-Accredited Training Visual Merchandising for Fashion
Non-Accredited Training Introduction to Fashion Event Management
Non-Accredited Training Fashion Modelling
Non-Accredited Training Fashion Styling

AA | ASBA - these courses are available as apprenticeships, traineeships or Australian School-Based Apprenticeships (ASBAs). See above for availability, or contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or

Delivery - FT = Full-time, PT = Part-time, ON = Online, FL = Flexible.