GD165 - Graduate Diploma in Fashion and Textiles

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Plan: GD165 - Graduate Diploma in Fashion and Textiles
Campus: Brunswick Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose 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 Diploma in Fashion and Textiles
Award abbreviation: GradDipFash&Text
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 semesters full time or 4 semesters part time, (check Articulation & Pathways section)
Location: Onshore, Brunswick campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
ASCED code: 100505
CRICOS code: 061104J

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma of Fashion and Textiles program provides a postgraduate level qualification that will build upon and develop management expertise and knowledge for people pursuing a career in the fashion and textiles industry. In conjunction with the Master of Fashion and Textiles, it addresses the industry need for advanced and specialised management expertise in the areas of fashion/textile design and product development, retail, product management, fashion and textile production management, design, and brand management. The courses delivered within the program build your knowledge of the specialised design, product, management and business skills relevant to these areas.

A blend of lectures and tutorials with industry case studies and work relevant projects allows you to combine theory and practice in a real work environment. The program develops your generic and specific management capabilities through the advance of knowledge and ideas that align with the current and future expectations of employers and industry in the areas of retail, fashion, and textiles

The RMIT Graduate Diploma of Fashion and Textiles is designed to assist you in becoming a fashion and textile middle -level management practitioner who has the potential and knowledge to succeed at a chosen profession. Those who are looking for management and operational business or product development and design positions in fashion and textile retail, merchandising, buying, manufacturing, global sourcing, fashion and textile marketing, quality assurance and product management areas will benefit from the program. The Program offers a pathway to further learning into the Master of Fashion & Textiles.

 

 

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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

Program entry requirements

A bachelor degree or, at least five years’ work experience in the fashion and textiles industry. Applicants applying on the basis of work experience must also have a TAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma. 

English language requirements

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

http://www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent

 

 

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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 Graduate Diploma 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, ejournals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

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

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well 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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