Holmes Institute Fashion™ 

Fascinated by the business side of fashion? Looking to pursue a dynamic career in marketing, eCommerce, styling or brand development? Learn everything about fashion business in Australia with an all-encompassing course from Holmes Institute Fashion. 

Whether you’re looking to take your very first foray into fashion studies with a short course or want to build on your existing education with a full degree, our comprehensive fashion business courses equip you with the skills you need to launch your career and succeed in this exciting industry.


Fast track your career with a fashion business course

Don't have time to wait? No worries. If you’re looking to obtain the skills and knowledge you need to work in the fashion business in Australia, you don’t have to spend an inordinate amount of time studying. At Holmes Institute Fashion, our fashion business courses will bring you up to speed fast. Our Bachelor of Fashion Business degree can be completed in just 2 years, and our Undergraduate Certificate in Fashion Business is just 1 trimester long (12 weeks of study).. 

At The Masters Institute of Creative Education colective, we are not only committed to providing you with useful creative courses to supplement your fashion business studies but also to helping you gain work experience from your very first week of class. Through our industry incubator and placement agency, Agency T.M., our students enjoy the unique opportunity to get real-life experience in fashion business in Australia. Meaning you can get skilled, graduate and get employed faster than ever before. 

Adapt and thrive as a fashion entrepreneur

There is more to the fashion industry than design. The modern fashion landscape includes a range of industry professionals, many of whom drive fashion brands' strategic and tactical direction without training or experience in apparel design or construction.

In fact, for every designer or pattern-maker working at a fashion business in Australia, there are numerous other creative and strategic people behind the scenes that contribute to the overall success of a given collection. Where designers outline the cut or form of a garment, it’s up to other fashion business professionals to oversee production, communication, retail strategy, budgeting, distribution, marketing and more.

Our Bachelor of Fashion Business is designed to produce graduates who can excel and adapt to this changing fashion landscape by providing a thorough understanding of the diverse roles and responsibilities underpinning the fashion industry.

Developed in conjunction with the fashion industry and our sister school, Melbourne School of Fashion, the syllabus provides students with formal training across essential fashion touchpoints, some of which include:

  • Content creation
  • Styling
  • Visual merchandising
  • Buying and sustainable sourcing

In addition to these, our fashion courses teach marketing and other integral business skills, such as:

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Strategic communication
  • Accounting & finance
  • Macro/microeconomics
  • eCommerce strategies & digital management

The aim of our comprehensive fashion business courses

Throughout the course, you’ll delve deeper into the lifecycle of the fashion industry, from initial design and development through production, marketing and digital implementation. Thanks to our industry-first approach, our graduates walk out with relevant, knowledgeable, hands-on professional experience and can ultimately pursue a fulfilling career within the fashion industry.

Enrol in our fashion degree or certificate today

Begin your career in fashion business in Australia today with one of our courses. Fill out your details below, and we will send you a full course outline with more information. We have limited places available, so be sure to apply as soon as you can.

For more information about our flexible study options, payment plans, scholarships or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We’re always happy to help.


What is a fashion business degree?

A fashion business degree prepares students for careers in the fashion industry and includes modules such as eCommerce, merchandising, marketing, fashion writing, fashion styling and more. There are many different paths that students can take with a degree in fashion business, so it is important to find a program that fits your interests and goals.

Is fashion business a good course?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best course of action for pursuing a career in fashion depends on your specific skills and interests. However, if you are interested in getting into the fashion industry, a degree in fashion business can be a great way to develop the skills you need to succeed.

What can I do in fashion with a business degree?

A fashion business degree can open up a lot of doors in the fashion industry. With a background in business, you'll be able to understand the financial and strategic aspects of the fashion world. You can use your skills to work in fashion marketing, merchandising or even start your own fashion company. If you're interested in a career in fashion, a business degree is a great way to get started.

Are your fashion business courses recognised?

At Holmes Institute Fashion, all of our courses are nationally recognised qualifications and credentials across Australia.