Fashion Business: Start Ups-What You Need to Know


6 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Thinking about starting your own business in apparel, textiles or homewares? Learn what you need to know about product development from concept to sourcing suppliers, quality assurance and timelines and delivery from our industry experts. Get tips on how to source the right supplier to get the price, quality and quantity that you want.

Course content

  • Learn the product development process from design to production.
  • Quality assurance guidelines to ensure you get what you want.
  • Tips on how to source the right supplier to get the price, quality and quantity that you want.
  • Timelines, costings and shipment.



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

More details


An interest in entrepreneurship and fashion business would be an advantage.

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.

Suited to

Ideal for newly established or potential businesses that wish to develop product and buy from local or overseas makers.

Additional notes

If you are travelling from out of state it is highly recommended that you wait for your course confirmation letter before booking any flights.


Gain an understanding of all the elements required to develop and source apparel or textile homewares successfully.

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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