GC134 - Graduate Certificate in Fashion and Textiles

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Plan: GC134 - Graduate Certificate in Fashion and Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus


Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Fashion and Textiles
Award abbreviation: GradCertFash&Text
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 semester full time or 2 semesters part time
Location: Onshore, Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
ASCED code: 100505
CRICOS code: 061103K

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Objectives of the program

The Graduate Certificate of Fashion and Textiles addresses the industry need for high-level specialised management expertise in the areas of fashion/textiles retail, product management, fashion and textile production management, design management, brand management and fashion/textiles global supply chains management. The courses delivered within the program build the specialised management/business skills as relevant to these areas.

Those who are looking for the employment at management and operational business positions in the fashion and textile retail, merchandising, buying, manufacturing, global sourcing and product management will benefit from the program.

The program also offers an entry point to people wanting to start a business in the fashion or textile industry. It addresses not only specific fashion and textile industry issues, but also includes the scope of business operations, such as marketing, distribution, leadership and management, industry economics in current fashion/textiles and relevant retail business environments.

The Graduate Certificate of Fashion and Textiles has the following objectives:

1.To provide a postgraduate level qualification that will build upon and add management expertise and knowledge for people pursuing a career in the fashion and textiles industry.

2.To be relevant for industry practitioners involved in any segment of the fashion and textiles industry: Textile Designers, Textile Technologists, Fashion Technologists, Fashion Designers and those with a Fashion and Textiles Merchandising & Marketing background.

3.To provide a postgraduate level of knowledge and skills to select and utilise appropriate research methods for fashion and textiles.

4.To provide an understanding of the role and application of marketing management and creative aspects for fashion and textiles business.


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Articulation and pathways

There are no formal articulation arrangements with other RMIT programs involving credit or guaranteed entry. However, it is envisaged that some students will enter the program via a pathway from RMIT undergraduate programs including the Bachelor of Applied Science (Textile Technology), (Fashion Technology), (Fashion and Textiles Merchandising), the Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) and the Bachelor of Design (Fashion).

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Entrance requirements

Successful applicants will have a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution, or, significant professional practice in a relevant field and a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma. Typically significant professional experience would involve at least five years’ practice in the fashion and textiles industry.

International English language requirements:

IELTS - 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL - Paper Based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)

TOEFL - Computer Based = 237+ (TWE 4.5+)

RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: Advanced Plus certificate

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that accredit programs in Fashion and Textiles.

However, the School of Fashion and Textiles has many close links with the fashion and textile industry and has a School Advisory Board and Program Advisory Commitees that consist of high profile industry representatives. Part of the Board’s and Commitees' brief is to make sure that the School’s links with industry standards and practice remain current.

The School makes regular use of outside industry experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to current industry developments in marketing. The regular use of sessional teaching staff also provides you with exposure to current industry practitioners.

The majority of academics within the Master of Fashion and Textiles are practicing industry specialists who maintain a 'hands on' involvement with industry. In addition, key academic staff from the Masters program conduct industry-funded research.

The School has also built its links with industry through the appointment of adjunct professors who have been selected based upon their industry achievements.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from
any library in the world. Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the
Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers. You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

All courses have a well developed range of indicative texts, references and electronic resources that provide you with relevant and up to date learning and research support.

Upon commencing the program you will be given, during orientation, an introduction to the library support systems and the substantial electronic databases within the libraries.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

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learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
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  • as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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