Short Courses


Fashion design short courses allow students to select a stream of study from the professional program and study just the subjects they are interested in.

Our short courses are ideal for professionals wanting to specialise in a particular area or refresh their skills. These fashion short courses are designed to be tailored to particular training requirements of a business.

These classes are based in Sydney and are designed for students wishing to start their own business or just obtain professional skills in a particular subject area. Additionally, our pattern making courses are a few of the many courses that are designed to meet the student’s requirements so each course is individually tailored.

HSC students desiring to pursue fashion drawing and design may also undertake these classes to gain skills and experience of the type of study involved in a professional fashion design course.

Course Outcomes

Our fashion design short courses are ideal for Sydney professionals who want to upgrade their skills in a particular area, as well as illustrators, pattern makers and sewers wanting industry techniques.

Our pattern making classes and fashion drawing short courses in Sydney are some of the many courses that allow students to undertake a particular specialist stream of study available in the professional Advanced Fashion Design Course in isolation. Some study will require prerequisites.

Students that undertake these classes within our short courses, then progress to the Advanced Fashion Design Course, and are given credit for the work already completed.

Students who do not have basic drawing, pattern making or sewing skills can be provided with initial training in order to be at the skill level required to undertake more advanced courses or classes.

These classes may be designed for Sydney businesses that require staff to have particular skills.

Course Duration

Short courses, including pattern making and fashion drawing classes, are designed in consultation with the student so that they are targeted to the skills the student requires. Course duration will depend on the student’s skill level and subjects chosen.

Short courses are run in blocks of 11 weeks and are available four terms per year. Minimum attendance for these classes per week is 3.5 hours. As students work in a self-paced format, the time required to learn particular skills will depend on the student and the subjects chosen.

Study Options

Weekdays, Saturdays and evenings. Full-time & part-time.

Course Subjects

(Please click on the links below for more details on each course)

Please contact the college if your subject of interest is not listed.

Learning is self-paced however a student attending full-time for two terms could reasonably expect to cover the entire program.

Attendance full-time

The courses run over four terms a year each of 11 weeks. During the term, full-time students attend three days per week for 7 tuition hours a day from 8.30am to 4pm. A short course program may extend over a number of terms depending on the short course content.

Attendance part-time

Part-time students may attend for 3.5, 7, 10.5, 14 or 17.5 hours per week during the term. They may attend the course on a weekday, in the evening or on a Saturday. A short course program may extend over a number of terms depending on the course content and student attendance pattern.

Study method

Students are taught individually or in small groups in a face-to-face environment equipped with specialised pattern making and computerised equipment. Students are allowed the flexibility of study at their own pace and will be offered extra and more specialised tuition in areas they find difficult. Students will receive advice on their progress at the end of each term.


Enrolments are currently being taken for 2016.

Term 1 – 25 January to 9 April 2016

Term 2 – 11 April to 25 June 2016

Term 3 – 18 July to 1 October 2016

Term 4 – 3 October to 17 December 2016

Mid-term enrolments may be available. Please contact the College for further information.

Classes Held

Day – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Evening – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

For more information and course fees, please click here and request an Information Pack.