Fashion Business: Dealing with Offshore Manufacturers


6 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


An outline of what you need to know to work with overseas suppliers to source and develop product. The course covers practical requirements as well as tips for getting the best product at the best price.

Course content

  • Guidelines for how to work with overseas suppliers
  • Quality assurance and getting the product that you want
  • Supplier accountabilities and what you need to provide them
  • Cultural differences and language issues
  • Import costings, import freight
  • Certification and accreditation bodies


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


Basic to intermediate Microsoft Office skills.

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 start-ups or existing staff upskilling who wish to learn about sourcing and developing product offshore. Apparel, accessories or textile homewares.

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.


Learn how to import product from offshore suppliers. 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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