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Creative Arts & Design

Fashion and Textile Merchandising - AA

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Program facts

  • Program type Associate
  • Duration 2 years
  • Tuition fees per year 30,720 AUD
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date February, July

Program Overview

What RMIT University says about their program:
"Pursue a global career in the fashion and textiles industry.
Recognised as Australia’s premier fashion and business program, this associate degree will help you develop the business knowledge and creative skills to make global fashion local.


From your first year, you’ll benefit from unique opportunities to work on various projects with retailers and industry. During second year, you’ll undertake a major fashion and merchandising yearlong industry project that will see you working with some of the biggest names in Australian retail fashion, including Target, Country Road, Myer and Supré. Throughout these projects, you will work with and be mentored by fashion industry professionals.


You'll learn how to develop, analyse and implement product and brand strategies, explore buying and merchandising pratices and plan successful retail plans.


If you are both creative and business minded, enjoy fashion and thrive on challenges this program will help you develop your potential and achieve your goals."

Admissions requirements

Find out the requirements you need to meet to get into an RMIT program as an international student, including academic scores and English proficiency.

IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5) / TOEFL 79 / PTE 54 / CAE - 176 (no less than 169 in any component) - depending on the program

Students from English speaking countries may have the requirement waived.

Pathway Program through English Language School available for students who do not meet the English requirement.

University entry requirements

RMIT University admits students on the basis of their demonstrated capacity to succeed and sets minimum entry requirements for each level of study (e.g. diploma or bachelor degree), including:

  • the minimum age requirement
  • the minimum English language requirement

You can view minimum academic entry requirements for each level of study:

Undergraduate

The University’s minimum academic entry requirement for bachelor and associate degrees is the successful completion of one the following:

  • Australian Year 12 (Victoria) - The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Australian Year 12 (other states) - The Australian Senior Certificate of Education for the State deemed equivalent to the VCE
  • New Zealand Year 13 qualifications - The National Certificate of Educational Achievement
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - Satisfactory completion of the International Baccalaureate, including English
  • Foundation Studies - A Foundation Studies program offered by a registered TAFE, university or private provider that is accredited as a certificate IV or compliant with the Australian National Standards for Foundation Studies
  • International secondary schooling - A qualification recognized by RMIT as equivalent to an Australian Senior Certificate of Education
  • Australian higher education studies - Satisfactory completion, on an award or non-award basis at any university (including Open Universities Australia), of at least two programs (subjects) at undergraduate level equivalent in volume of learning to at least 24 RMIT University credit points
  • International tertiary studies - Satisfactory completion of study equivalent to at least 48 RMIT credit points in a program assessed as equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification of level 5
  • Australian vocational education studies (VET/TAFE) - The satisfactory completion of an AQF accredited award at Certificate IV or above

Postgraduate

The University entry requirement for graduate certificates, vocational graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, vocational graduate diplomas and master by coursework programs is that you must hold:

  • a bachelor degree, or
  • an appropriate level of advanced professional experience relevant to the discipline area

Selection tasks (extra requirements)

For some programs you need to complete selection tasks as part of your application.

Selection tasks might include:

  • submitting a portfolio
  • completing a supplementary information form or pre-selection kit
  • attending an interview

February Semester - application deadline ongoing July Semester - application deadline ongoing

Students will be advised on submitting applications early due to visa processing times

Fees and funding

RMIT offers a range of scholarships to commencing international students across all fields of study.

International Excellence Scholarship (only 36 available) of 20% tuition fee reduction

  • Achieve an overall 70% or equivalent in last completed qualification

Deadlines for applications: February Semester - January 15 July Semester - May 31

Visa requirements for RMIT University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Australia, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Australia student visa requirements