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The Online Fashion Design Institute

In Partnership with Le Mark School of Art
401, Jyoti Chambers, Junction of J.V Road and Hirachand Desai Road
Opp. Metro Station, Ghatkhopar (W),
Mumbai - 4000086
RTO Code: 45423

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

We offer our course in 14 countries around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long do I have to complete the course?

The courses are designed to be self-paced. For the International Certificate Course, you would expect to be dedicating on average about 6-8 hours per week for 24 weeks. For the Australian Accredited Diploma Course, you would expect to dedicate, as per AQF standards, approximately 18 hours per week of structured training over an 18 month period. Students studying the International Certificate Course are provided up to 12 months to complete their studies. Students studying the Australian Accredited Diploma Course are provided up to 18 months to complete their studies.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.

Do I have to attend any classes?

No. The courses are completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I have to have a background in Fashion Design?

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in Fashion Design.

What software & materials are required?

Our course is compatible with both PC and Mac devices, and basic computer knowledge is required. You will need:
• Microsoft Office, Open Office, Google Docs or similar software
• Internet access

The following items would be nice to have access to, but are not essential for the course:
• Printer
• Scanner
• Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, illustrator, acrobat pro)

For this course, you will also require a Professional Women's Dress Form and a Domestic Sewing Machine. The course contains practical tasks and a list of materials has been compiled as you progress through the course.

The list has been broken down into modules, to help you spread the costs over the duration of the course.

You do not need these items just now, but it is a great idea to start gathering them when you have some time.

Don’t stress if you cannot find these items and please ask your tutor if you need help or have any questions.

Materials that may be useful during your course:
• Stationery Kit
• Sewing Kit
• Embroidery & Surface Ornamentation
• Draping & Pattern Making Kit
• Illustration & Rendering Kit
• PPE Kit

To see a complete list of what is required to complete the Diploma course, please click hereand view the EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS section.

When can I start?

As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

Do you mail any course notes or materials out?

Our courses are delivered online, and all information is provided digitally. As soon as you enrol, you will gain access to our online student site. You can download the course materials as you proceed through each module. As the modules are provided in PDF format, you can keep them for future reference and print if you wish. The only time we mail something out is when you successfully graduate our course.

What if I need more time?

If you need more time, you can purchase one of our affordable extensions. We currently offer 3, 6 and 12 month extensions. Alternatively, you can purchase an Advanced Module, which will come with a 6 month extension.

Will I be able to chat with other students?

Yes. We have a dedicated student Facebook group. This group allows you to connect with other like-minded designers where you can discuss your assignments, the course, and anything about fashion design!

Can I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) after completing the Certificate course?

We have developed a bespoke RPL that is only available to students who have enrolled in our Certificate Course and have completed all 12 Certificate assignments. By completing this RPL process, a student will upgrade their qualifications and receive the Diploma certification.

What does the RPL course consist of?

The RPL course consists of a set of modules and assignments that are designed to gradually build and expand on the knowledge our students have gained in the Certificate course.

How long do I have to complete the RPL course?

Students have 12 months to complete our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) course.

Are credit transfers available?

Yes. We offer a credit transfer to any applicant who provides suitable evidence that they have successfully completed a unit of competency at any Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Can I apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) after completing the Certificate course?

We have developed a bespoke RPL that is only available to students who have enrolled in our Certificate Course and have completed all 12 Certificate assignments. By completing this RPL process, a student will upgrade their qualifications and receive the Diploma certification.

What does the RPL course consist of?

The RPL course consists of a set of modules and assignments that are designed to gradually build and expand on the knowledge our students have gained in the Certificate course.

How long do I have to complete the RPL course?

Students have 12 months to complete our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) course.

How long do I have to complete the RPL course?

Students have 12 months to complete our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) course.