GD203 - Graduate Diploma of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)

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Plan: GD203 - Graduate Diploma of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
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 of Fashion (Entrepreneurship)
Award abbreviation: GDFash(Entr)
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full-time (international)/1 year full-time or part-time equivalent (domestic)
Location: Onshore, Brunswick Campus
Owning school: Fashion & Textiles (350H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/fashiontextiles
ASCED code: 080301
CRICOS code: 0100718

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) provides you with the capabilities, knowledge, and confidence to create your own fashion enterprise and/or build a career within the global fashion industry.

Fashion entrepreneurs provide leadership while continuously questioning the status quo to create added value. This graduate diploma will extend your skills as an entrepreneurial thinker, to recognise opportunities, understand risk, be resourceful, passionate and understand your capacity within the dynamic and global fashion environment.

Entrepreneurs ‘learn-by-doing’ and this graduate diploma encourages you to take charge of your own learning via authentic industry practice, enabling you to test, develop and implement your business strategies. Courses focus on entrepreneurial thinking, sustainable fashion, ethical supply chains and strategies, to build a global fashion brand. You will develop an applied and theoretical perspective to fashion entrepreneurship and experience dealing with the complexity of the fashion and textile industry while networking with entrepreneurs and leaders in these areas.

The program offers you a flexible structure depending on your prior experience and knowledge. If your previous qualifications are within the discipline of fashion and/or textiles, your pathway is via the introductory business course options. If your background is from any other undergraduate discipline, your course pathway takes you through courses that develop skills and knowledge to enter into the fashion system.

Upon graduation you will have gained an understanding of the global fashion system, including lifestyle and customer behaviour, and entrepreneurial practices and strategies which may allow you to develop a fashion venture and work collaboratively to plan and produce projects for a fashion business.

The courses offered in this program are delivered face-to-face in Brunswick and City campuses.

 

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. GD203 Graduate Diploma in Fashion (Entrepreneurship) can lead to MC213 Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship).

 

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Entrance requirements

Entrance requirements

You must have successfully completed:

  • an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a GPA of at least 2.5 (out of 4.0), or
  • a four year Australian bachelor degree with honours (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline with a GPA of at least 2.5 (out of 4.0), or
  • a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the fashion industry.

If you have a GPA lower than 2.50 you may still apply but selection will be merit based and assessed on a one page personal statement and an interview.

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

Selection tasks

Work experience: To have your work experience considered you must include in your application a CV and a personal statement that details your experience.

Interview: You may be required to attend an interview (either in person, or via phone or Skype).

 

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External accreditation and industry links

The Graduate Diploma of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) has professional industry links with a wide range of organisations and associations, including the peak industry body, the Australian Fashion Council (AFC) https://ausfashioncouncil.com/.

Whilst there are currently no Australian professional bodies that accredit programs in fashion entrepreneurship, the School of Fashion and Textiles has many close links with industry which take a variety of forms. The program is taught by academics who have strong industry relationships and current professional experience and employment in the fashion industry. In addition, we collaborate with industry and community partners in a range of activities including partnered projects to ensure you are immersed in current industry professional practices, techniques and strategies.   

The program has regular consultations with industry advisory groups that consist of high profile industry representatives. Part of these consultations is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current and valid.

 

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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

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.

The University Library has many services, facilities and study spaces for you to use. There are extensive scholarly resources such as books, journals and online videos either linked from within your online courses or available from the Library website. The Library is focused strongly on assisting students with academic skills development, including research, communication and mathematics skills. There is online assistance via the Ask-a-Librarian chat service, online guides or take advantage of face-to-face help at each of the library sites. Each library site has individual and group study rooms, computers and print facilities to support your study and learning needs.

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

Other services within the University include:

  • Transition to tertiary study and learning
  • Career development and employment
  • Living and wellbeing, including advice on health, housing and financial matters
  • Enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other forms of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • Opportunities for participation in arts, sport and recreation activities
  • Opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad

Explore https://www.rmit.edu.au/students for further information

 

 

 

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