Fashion and Textiles Short Courses

The School of Fashion and Textiles is at the global forefront of fashion and textiles education, training and research.

Our short courses range from one session workshops to semester-long courses suitable for those who are looking to try something new as well as the experienced professional.

View our range of Fashion and Textiles short courses.

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This is what our students are saying about our courses.

Bambi L'Amour

Course: Cosplay: Techniques for Costume Design and Fabrication

I would absolutely recommend this course to any Cosplayer or costume enthusiast! Whether you are an absolutely beginner, or an expert looking to hone their skills, I feel that this course can teach you so much. Also the ability to meet other people with the same passion, and to be able to discuss ideas and problem solve together was great. I sincerely miss being able to spend my Saturday's just crafting away in the space at RMIT!

"I loved being able to dedicate solid blocks of time to my craft... At home when I'm trying to learn things, or teach myself from the internet I am constantly interrupted by life! Whilst doing the course at RMIT I knew I had a few solid hours of work ahead of me!"

Penny Ng

Courses: Bag Making 1: Clutch Bagand Bag Making 2: Tote Bag

"I found both courses very interesting. Although the process of crafting was a bit complicated, the patience shown by my teacher ensured that I was able to learn the practical knowledge and skills of making and designing bags. The sense of accomplishment was great when I was holding my handmade bag!"

These are some of our expert facilitators.

Andrew Smith

Course(s): Bag Making 1: Clutch Bag

Andrew studied at the famous Cordwainers College in London and has been working in the leathergoods industry for over 30 years. Andrew has worked as a designer, technical design/pattern maker and production coordinator for major leather goods and handbag companies in England, Denmark and Australia. In Australia, he has worked for Oroton and Spencer & Rutherford.

Janette Wotherspoon

Course(s): Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for Fashion - Introduction

Janette has been working and teaching in the fashion and textile industry for more than 20 years. For the last 14 years Janette has been at RMIT University teaching Adobe software courses to diploma, degree and masters programs and delivering customised training for industry.

She combines her passion for fashion, textiles, craft and visual art into her own art and design practice. Janette is also a registered member of the Adobe Education Exchange.

Industry Courses

As well as our suite of short courses, RMIT can deliver customised and tailor-made programs for textile, clothing and fashion industry personnel. We work with you to create the best course, with the best tutors for your individual needs, whether it be for experienced or newly appointed staff. Content, costs and delivery dates/times are negotiable and training can be conducted at RMIT or onsite at your premises.

For more information, please contact the School of Fashion and Textiles on 9925 9161 or at

Taking a short or single course with RMIT gives you access to:

  • industry experts with a passion for excellence and innovation
  • cutting edge technology, equipment and facilities
  • current and relevant course content
  • convenient Melbourne locations.