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Business & Management Studies

Fashion and Textile Merchandising

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year -
  • Total tuition fees -
  • Program type Associate
  • 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."

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Program Structure

  • Program Structure

    Complete the following Eight (8) Courses: Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus Marketing for Fashion and Textiles 12 GRAP2449 Brunswick Campus Product Ranging 12 GRAP2434 Brunswick Campus Fashion Distribution and Logistics 12 GRAP2446 Brunswick Campus Fashion Materials 12 GRAP2440 Brunswick Campus Merchandising Maths 12 GRAP2436 Brunswick Campus IT Fashion Illustration and Information Systems 12 GRAP2448 Brunswick Campus Fashion Business 12 GRAP2779 Brunswick Campus Product Specification 12 GRAP2441 Brunswick Campus

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.

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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:


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


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.

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Undergraduate Tuition - AUS$10,500 - 67,200 / year (US$7,490 - 29,240 / year)

Postgraduate Tuition - AUS$30,720 - 67,200 / year or program (US$18,487 - 47,970 / year or program)

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

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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