Fashion Design Courses Sydney

Fashion Design

FBI believes that not only should you learn how to design a range, but you should also know how to produce it. All FBI Fashion Design Courses contain both Design and Production Modules.Illustrator and CAD programs are also part of our Certificate IV and Diploma Courses. 

Fashion Design Courses are available in a Statement of Attainment, Certificate IV or a Diploma level. Design Courses are set on a one day or two nights a week basis. The Certificate IV Course is completed within one year. The Diploma Course is completed within eighteen months. 

Design Kits are supplied for all FBI Fashion Design Courses.

2013 Parade and Graduation

Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology


Fashion Design Concepts
Learn the skills and technologies essential to successful Fashion Designing. You will explore different clothing styles, target markets and learn how to apply design features to create Fashion collections.

History of Fashion Design

To be able to move into the future, it is essential to look at the past - where fashion has been. You will examine the history of Fashion time line, how and why it changed and how society, major events and popular culture influence fashion.

Fashion Design Illustration, Rendering and Trade Sketch

Communicating your ideas is essential in producing your garment designs. Learn to use a variety of drawing and painting mediums in fun and exciting ways to illustrate your designs. You’ll learn how to portray the feel, drape, fit of fabric and how to produce industry trade sketches for the production of clothing.

Pattern Making and Cutting

Learn the fundamentals of Pattern Making. Take 2D design drawings and turn them into industry standard patterns. Learn how to fit a 3D body and grade your patterns to different sizes.

Garment Construction and Assembly

Learn the fundamentals of Pattern Making. Take 2D design drawings and turn them into Industry standard patterns. Learn how to fit a 3D body and grade your patterns to different sizes.

Advanced Pattern Making and Garment Construction

Advance your Pattern Making and Garment Construction skills learning to create complex fashion garments using industry know how.

Fashion Design Conduct and Ethics

Students learn how to professionally conduct themselves in the Fashion Industry, the importance of design ethics and how to establish and maintain client relationships.

Textiles, Materials and Equipment

Students learn about fabrics and fibers, where fabrics come from and how they are made, the latest developments in textile technology and where to source your materials.


In Masterclass all of your design and production skills come together to form a range of merchandise. Students present that range to “buyers” at FBI Fashion College and then to the Industry at the End of Year Parade. FBI stages a gala event for Masterclass Students, a night of canapés, beverages and a professional runway show parading the Student's final collections. Past MC’s of this event have included Madison Editor, Paula Joye, Stylist/Designer, Kym Ellery and Designer, Alex Perry. This is an important Module for those wanting to create their own label.

Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Certificate IV subjects - PLUS

Advanced Fashion Illustration & Trade Sketch
Advance your professional illustration techniques, focusing on silhouettes, fit and drape. Broaden your skills in detailing when creating trade sketches and fashion drawings in CAD programs, combining both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Advanced Pattern Making 2
Analyse and identify various draping techniques through manipulation, molding and shaping to create complex patterns for specific designs. Grade advanced pattern blocks while maintaining the shape, fit and balance of the garment.

Advanced Garment Construction
Master the skills of bias cutting and intricate garment construction of lingerie, swimwear and corsetry gowns.

Create the perfect fit, shape and alter garments to specific sizes and contours. Modify existing garments to individual needs or change the order of construction to create a different look.

Engage in the process of wholesaling, to learn how to sell, margin and market your product to potential buyers.

Start Your Own Fashion Business
Discover the demands of starting your own Fashion Business as a Designer. Gain knowledge of how to operate, merchandise and sell your label within your own fashion store.

Advanced Masterclass
Compliment your Masterclass Collection with an added range of your own merchandise. Students are to present their range to FBI and Industry Consultants, with a small business proposal. This will include designing, constructing and marketing your Fashion Label and Business.

Statement of Attainment in Fashion Design Industry Practice

The Statement of Attainment is a partial completion of the Certificate IV in Fashion Design Industry Practice. It is fantastic for Students who wish to gain a basic level of Fashion Design to assist with their career in the Industry. It cannot be completed by itself but works very well with a Certificate IV or Diploma Course in Business.

It includes the following Modules:

  • Fashion Design Illustration, Rendering and Trade Sketch
  • Pattern Making and Cutting
  • Garment Construction and Assembly

Introduction to Fashion Design Workshop

The FBI Workshop will give those who may be interested in Fashion Design a taste of the creative and practical side of the Fashion Industry.

The workshop is perfect for:

  • School Students
  • Those looking for a career change
  • Those wanting a new hobby
  • Someone who is unsure if Fashion Design is right for them.

You will learn how to do:

  • Illustration
  • Patternmaking
  • Garment Construction

You will leave with:

  • The start of a Fashion Design portfolio
  • A finished Illustration
  • Patterns
  • A 3D object