Bachelor of Fashion and Business (Sydney and Melbourne)


This course is delivered by Holmes Institute, the Bachelor of Fashion Business is the only undergraduate degree program in Australia to cover all aspects of the international fashion industry with studies that develop creative, technical, organisational and business knowledge and skills.

The study of fashion and business in a contemporary context reflects changes to industry-working practices to ensure closer alignment of fashion and business by reframing fashion product knowledge to better integrate design and aesthetics with management and business concepts.

The course analyses the history and theory behind the trade, design and communication within the fashion industry. It also examines future fashion production and promotion methods where you will develop the skills to manage costs, timelines and ethical issues impacting upon fashion industry. 



  • Examine how fashion ideas become fashion products and how these concepts reach their consumer.
  • Explore the enterprises and businesses involved in this creative process along with the associated selling and promotion tools of the fashion industry.
  • Develop the confidence and skills to create, communicate and thrive in the highly competitive fashion business environment.



HF1201    Fashion Industry Analysis
HF1002    Fashion Textile Products
HF1003    Fashion Consumer Analysis & Behaviour
HF1004    Business Communication Strategies
HF1205    Cultural History of Fashion as Aesthetic Economy
HF1204    Principles of Fashion Management
HF1206    Fashion Product Management and Accounting
HF2201    Fashion Brand Management in the Aesthetic Economy
HF2203    Buying & Financial Decision-making
HF2208    Ethical and Legal Fashion Business
HF2205    Fashion Product Development Strategies
HF2206    Visual Merchandising and Stock Management
HF2207    Fashion Marketing Strategies
HF2202    Sustainable Sourcing and Supplying Fashion Products
HF3001    Major Project 1 – Research & Development
HF3002    Major Project 2 – Integrated Business Plan
HF3206    Creative Collaboration in the Fashion Industry
HF3204    Micro & Macro Economical Strategies for Fashion
HF3005    Research Methods for Fashion Management
HF3012    Illustration Elective
HF3013    Styling Elective
HF3203    Financial Data Management & Specialised Software
HF3207    Integrated Strategic Management



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Domestic Students:
Completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent; or
Satisfactory completion of an approved Tertiary Preparation Program, Tertiary Orientation Program, or a Foundation Year Program offered by an accredited institution of higher education.
International Students:
Satisfactory completion of a level of achievement in Secondary Education in their country of origin equivalent in standing to the VCE.
Satisfactory completion of an approved program of study in their country of origin deemed by VTAC to be the equivalent of a Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an accredited institution of higher education described in the NOOSR Guidelines.
Satisfactory completion of one year of full time study at the post-secondary level in their country of origin at an institute of higher education or its equivalent.
English Language Requirements:
Equivalent of either of the above
Studied for two years at post-secondary level in English



Level 3, 185 Spring Street, Melbourne (03) 9945 9511



To enrol for this course, contact one of our Course Advisors on (03) 9945 9511 or at [email protected]


Training Provide Number 121614
CRICOS Provider Code Holmes Institute Pty Ltd     VIC 02639M    NSW 02767C


Level 3, 185 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9945 9522
Facsimile: +61 3 9662 3190
Email: [email protected]

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