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Fashion and Merchandising

8 DIPLOMA OF APPLIED FASHION AND MERCHANDISING students will travel to Cambodia to work with aid organisation APHEDA to mentor and work with Cambodian and Lao garment trainers, and gain a deeper appreciation for ethical garment production practices.


The students will gain valuable insight into the fashion industry and ramifications of an internationally focused industry and its effect of developing countries. APHEDA provide training and support for women to gain skills and develop business to support their families. Predominately into rural areas APHEDA has worked in partnership with government agencies, local NGOs and the trade union since 1985 and this program will see CIT students supporting the development of skills development in the garment production industry.

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* Eligible students

A Student participating in an Asia VET Project and receiving a Short-term Grant must:

  • be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • be enrolled at an eligible Australian RTO
  • be undertaking a course at the Applicant Institution at the commencement of the Project that leads to the award of one of the following VET qualifications: Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma (as defined under level 4, level 5, level 6 and level 8 of the AQF); and
  • must not have previously received an Asia VET grant under a current or previous Asia VET program.