Associate Degree in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A

This course is the perfect blend of creativity and business tailored for the fashion and textile industry. Its global focus helps students pursue a career in buying, product development, fashion marketing, retail management, retail planning and allocation both locally and globally. Students learn how to develop, analyse and implement product and brand strategies, explore buying and merchandising practices, and plan and execute successful retail strategies. Students bring fashion from around the globe to the local retail outlet. Students work in teams on industry-based projects such as The Retail Initiative (TRI) with some of the biggest names in fashion, including Myer, Country Road, Target and Supre. Throughout these projects students work with, and are guided by, fashion industry professionals.


Year 1 Study textiles, product development, marketing, supply chain, fashion mathematics, visual merchandising and computer skills and apply them to an industry-based project. Year 2 Build on your studies and proceed to an advanced level in computer-aided design, product development and supply chain. You can graduate work-ready or continue further studies to gain a degree qualification by completing an additional year in the Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management).


  • Computer-aided design (CAD), Distribution and logistics, Fashion branding, Fashion marketing, Fashion materials, Global impacts, Global marketing, Industry research, Merchandise planning and management, Merchandising mathematics, Product development (TCF), Visual merchandising.

Standard entry requirements

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.


This course is accredited by the Australian Light Manufacturing and Training Advisory Board (ALMATAB).

Study pathways

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Fashion and Textile Merchandising can apply to complete one additional year of study and gain the Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Brunswick Domestic: $55,680
International: $59,520
  • ATAR: 55
No No information available

Further information

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include product developer, assistant buyer, sales representative, range coordinator, store manager, merchandise planner, visual merchandiser, marketer, design assistant, quality assurance officer, production assistant.

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