Fashion Merchandising Planning


24 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn the theories, concepts and practice of allocating fashion and textile merchandise to appropriate retail outlets or clients. Investigate and analyse collected retail data to develop retail strategies for fashion stores and enterprises. This is an essential contribution to corporate financial planning.

Course content

  • Apply financial principles of buying and selling fashion and textiles products
  • Define and identify key components of best practice in merchandise planning
  • Analyse sales data in relation to fashion and textiles merchandise
  • Plan financial strategies to support successful purchasing, sales, markdowns and stock plans for the retail environment
  • Apply key concepts of merchandise planning to a range of retail environments


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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Students must have a working knowledge of Excel Ideal if students have Certificate Level+ fashion education /or experience working in TCF Industry as Buyer, Allocator, Retail Manager or similar.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. Students are invited to bring laptops with them to this session.

Suited to

This course is suited to those that are currently working in, or have recently studied, Fashion Buying, Allocating, Merchandising or Fashion Retail Management or similar and want to refresh or upskill to attain specific Merchandise Planning skills.


By the end of this course, students will be able to apply and creatively adapt a body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in sourcing requirements to meet cultural and social needs of the target market. They will be able to communicate effectively to audiences about retail information for successful merchandise management and planning.

Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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