top of page
DSC_5558-Edit_edited.png

Our Bachelor of Business with a specialisation in Public Relations will equip you with the necessary skills to take on the fashion industry, from marketing to enterprise and innovation, finance and management. The course blends a traditional Business degree with an industry-focused approach to best set you up for success upon graduating.

If you enrol in the Bachelor program but decide to exit for any reason, you have the option to obtain a Diploma of Business Management qualification if you have successfully completed the first 8 units.

DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Course Code:

Over the course of the first 8 units, you'll delve into foundational principles that underpin successful business management practices. From understanding fashion culture and society, to marketing and  innovation, this diploma equips you with the knowledge and skills to thrive in today's competitive fashion undustry and provides a pathway for further study onto the Bachelor of Business (PR) program.

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    + Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Australian Year 12 students + Applicants with higher education study or who have completed tertiary studies at diploma level or above may be admitted on the basis of previous study. + Applicants with work and life experience (includes those who left secondary education more than two years ago) on submission of a 300-word Personal Statement.
  • HOW TO APPLY
    STEP 1 - APPLY Complete the APPLICATION FORM From here our admissions team will be in touch within 3-5 business days. STEP 2 - LETTER OF OFFER Successful students will receive a Letter of Offer and a Student Acceptance Agreement which outlines the contractual arrangements and confirms the course of enrolment, duration; campus location; course-related fees and policies. STEP 3 - ACCEPTANCE Formally accept your offered place by completing, signing and returning the Agreement Acceptance Declaration in the Letter of Offer and finalise your funding. STEP 4 - ORIENTATION ​All students will be required to attend an Orientation the week before classes commence. Invitations will be sent out as part of your Welcome Pack. STEP 5 - COMMENCEMENT We look forward to welcoming you for your first class! If you have any questions regarding your studies, you are welcome to book an Campus Tour or Phone Appointment prior to applying.
  • COURSE FEES
    Manageable Payment Schedule (Pay as you go model): Only pay for the units you are enrolled into each trimester. No requirement to pay the total course fee upfront. FEE-Help Approved: All courses are fully fee-help approved. You may be eligible for FEE-HELP if you: meet the citizenship and residency requirements; are enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit; and have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit Non-Tuition Fees: 2024 Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF): AUD $105 Per Trimester (full-time) / AUD $78.75 Per Trimester (part-time) The SSAF (Student Services + Amenities Fee) was introduced by the Australian Government to help fund support for services such as career advice, food services, well-being support and mental health etc. The SSAF is charged at enrolment and is due on a different date to your tuition fees. Students studying online are also required to pay SSAF. The Institute of Creative Arts and Technology reserves the right to vary the SSAF amount at any time during enrolment in line with relevant legislation. Eligible students can use an SA-HELP loan to pay their SSAF fee.
  • PAYMENT INFORMATION
    You can pay your course tuition fees one of three ways, either. · Upfront on receipt of an invoice in Week 1 · Via the FEE-HELP loan system · Or a combination of both Your tuition fees are charged and payable each trimester making it three equal instalments each year. Tuition fee payment is due by the Census Date each trimester. There is no discount for upfront fee payment.
  • ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  • COURSE DURATION
    How long you take to complete your course of study at ICAT depends on several factors such as the duration of your course, your study load, your academic progression and if you take any time away from your studies. Generally, the maximum number of subjects you can take per trimester is four (for a full-time study load) which is a course duration of six trimesters, or two years. The minimum number of subjects per trimester is two (for a part-time study load), which is twelve trimesters or four years.
  • TAKING A BREAK FROM MY STUDIES
    You can suspend your enrolment to take a leave of absence, for example to travel, for up to a maximum of 12 months. If you want to suspend your enrolment for a longer duration, you will be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you are ready to recommence your study. Applications to suspend your enrolment should be made no later than five working days before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty.
  • CLASS DAYS + TIMETABLE
    You will be able to view your timetable approx. 6 weeks before your trimester starts. Whenever feasible, Student Services will reach out to all students to inquire about preferences ahead of the timetables being released. Please note due to scheduling, this preference option may not be available and class days may already have been pre-selected. Students will be able to access their timetable through Moodle. You will be provided with your individual log in details. Once logged in select the ‘My Timetable’ from the Home Page.
  • CLASS SESSIONS
    We have two class times each day. · Morning session, 10 am – 1 pm · Afternoon session, 2 pm – 5 pm Based on a full-time study load you will study 4 classes per week (2 full days of study a week). The number of classes may vary if you are required to repeat any course requirements, or you make variations to your study load.
Jessica Cognetta.jpeg

“The Bachelor of Business specialising in Public Relations at The Fashion Institute is a wonderful stepping stone to a career in fashion. Whether you’re looking to start your own brand, run your own agency or join an established company, the Bachelor of Business (PR) is going to provide you with the tools and skills to get there. In this ever-changing landscape, it’s crucial to ensure your qualifications and skills offer versatility in career options which you’re sure to get at TFI. As a business owner, this course is vital to understanding the inner workings of building a brand from the ground up.”

- JESS COGNETTA, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, SOLAQUA

2 YRS

Fast-tracked

24

No. of units

9 SEP

Next Intake

ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE or HYBRID

Study mode

100%

Fee-Help funded
Pay as you go

TAUGHT BY 
INDUSTRY 

LEADERS

1

YEAR 1

UNIT 1

T1

Core

Academic +

Professional Skills

UNIT 2

Core

Foundations of

Marketing

UNIT 3

Core

Management Fundamentals

UNIT 4

Level 100 Elective

Fashion Culture

+ Society

T2

Core

Business Research

+ Insight

Core

Enterprise Innovation 1

Core

Intro to Business

Accounting

Level 100 Specialisation

Intro to

Public Relations

T3

Core

Enterprise + Innovation 2

Core

Business Law

Compliance + Governance

Core

Digital Business

Communications

Core (Option)

Industry Practice 1

or Industry Experience 1*

COURSE STRUCTURE
[ FIRST 8 UNITS DIPLOMA ]

DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

amanda_edited.png

YEAR 2

UNIT 1

T1

Core

Applied Business Finance

UNIT 2

Core

International Business

Economics

UNIT 3

Level 200 Elective

Fashion Planning

+ Buying

UNIT 4

Level 200 Specialisation

Public Relations

Writing

T2

Core

Introduction to

Business Metrics

Core

Strategic Management

Core

Project Management

Level 300 Elective

Public Relations

Strategy

T3

Core

Leadership + Change

Management

Core

Ethics + Decision

Making

Core

Business Sustainability

+ Innovation

Core (Option)

Industry Practice 2

or Industry Experience 2*

2

ELECTIVE UNITS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE + RUN BASED ON INTEREST

OVERVIEW
COURSE STRUCTURE
Anchor 1

UNLIMITED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

We believe a comprehensive education integrating business, creativity and innovation should combine traditional academic disciplines with practical, real-world experience and engagement with industry. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) or Industry Experience is a dynamic approach that seamlessly blends theoretical knowledge with practical application.

All students of The Fashion Institute have unlimited access to our pool of exclusive industry experiences and internships and the flexibility to choose as many opportunities as they wish throughout their studies.

 

All industry placements are facilitated by The Fashion Institute in close collaboration with each individual student. Our dedicated Careers Team is committed to ensuring that opportunities align directly with the student's field of study and personal career objectives.

 

The Fashion Institute provides all current and graduated students access to our internship and job opportunities database through our careers log-in page and extends invitations to our Industry Guest Speaker sessions and Networking Events. These opportunities are unlimited as we invite you to immerse yourself in the fashion industry and take advantage of all The Fashion Institute has to offer, as you work towards achieving your career goals and making your connections. 

20230428-DSC_8360-Edit.png
INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Business qualifications open doors to a diverse array of career paths, presenting numerous professional opportunities. The expanding scope of business roles is a promising outcome of technological advancements, where expertise in business is increasingly valued across various industrial sectors, notably in the dynamic fields of fashion and creative industries.

 

This business qualification offers versatility in prospective job opportunities, encompassing areas such as management, marketing, public relations, and communications.

 

Graduates with a Bachelor of Business can anticipate finding employment in roles including:

 

  • Brand Manager

  • eCommerce Manager

  • Fashion Buyer

  • Fashion Marketing Manager

  • Fashion Publicist

  • Retail Manager

  • Business Development Manager

  • Digital & Social Media Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Marketing Manager

  • Operations Manager

  • Sales Manager

 

This breadth of career options reflects the adaptability and relevance of a business qualification in today's dynamic job market.

  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    + Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Australian Year 12 students + Applicants with higher education study or who have completed tertiary studies at diploma level or above may be admitted on the basis of previous study. + Applicants with work and life experience (includes those who left secondary education more than two years ago) on submission of a 300-word Personal Statement.
  • HOW TO APPLY
    STEP 1 - APPLY Complete the APPLICATION FORM From here our admissions team will be in touch within 3-5 business days. STEP 2 - LETTER OF OFFER Successful students will receive a Letter of Offer and a Student Acceptance Agreement which outlines the contractual arrangements and confirms the course of enrolment, duration; campus location; course-related fees and policies. STEP 3 - ACCEPTANCE Formally accept your offered place by completing, signing and returning the Agreement Acceptance Declaration in the Letter of Offer and finalise your funding. STEP 4 - ORIENTATION ​All students will be required to attend an Orientation the week before classes commence. Invitations will be sent out as part of your Welcome Pack. STEP 5 - COMMENCEMENT We look forward to welcoming you for your first class! If you have any questions regarding your studies, you are welcome to book an Campus Tour or Phone Appointment prior to applying.
  • COURSE FEES
    Manageable Payment Schedule (Pay as you go model): Only pay for the units you are enrolled into each trimester. No requirement to pay the total course fee upfront. FEE-Help Approved: All courses are fully fee-help approved. You may be eligible for FEE-HELP if you: meet the citizenship and residency requirements; are enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit; and have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit Non-Tuition Fees: 2024 Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF): AUD $105 Per Trimester (full-time) / AUD $78.75 Per Trimester (part-time) The SSAF (Student Services + Amenities Fee) was introduced by the Australian Government to help fund support for services such as career advice, food services, well-being support and mental health etc. The SSAF is charged at enrolment and is due on a different date to your tuition fees. Students studying online are also required to pay SSAF. The Institute of Creative Arts and Technology reserves the right to vary the SSAF amount at any time during enrolment in line with relevant legislation. Eligible students can use an SA-HELP loan to pay their SSAF fee.
  • PAYMENT INFORMATION
    You can pay your course tuition fees one of three ways, either. · Upfront on receipt of an invoice in Week 1 · Via the FEE-HELP loan system · Or a combination of both Your tuition fees are charged and payable each trimester making it three equal instalments each year. Tuition fee payment is due by the Census Date each trimester. There is no discount for upfront fee payment.
  • ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  • COURSE DURATION
    How long you take to complete your course of study at ICAT depends on several factors such as the duration of your course, your study load, your academic progression and if you take any time away from your studies. Generally, the maximum number of subjects you can take per trimester is four (for a full-time study load) which is a course duration of six trimesters, or two years. The minimum number of subjects per trimester is two (for a part-time study load), which is twelve trimesters or four years.
  • TAKING A BREAK FROM MY STUDIES
    You can suspend your enrolment to take a leave of absence, for example to travel, for up to a maximum of 12 months. If you want to suspend your enrolment for a longer duration, you will be required to withdraw from the course and re-apply when you are ready to recommence your study. Applications to suspend your enrolment should be made no later than five working days before Census Date to avoid academic and/or financial penalty.
  • CLASS DAYS + TIMETABLE
    You will be able to view your timetable approx. 6 weeks before your trimester starts. Whenever feasible, Student Services will reach out to all students to inquire about preferences ahead of the timetables being released. Please note due to scheduling, this preference option may not be available and class days may already have been pre-selected. Students will be able to access their timetable through Moodle. You will be provided with your individual log in details. Once logged in select the ‘My Timetable’ from the Home Page.
  • CLASS SESSIONS
    We have two class times each day. · Morning session, 10 am – 1 pm · Afternoon session, 2 pm – 5 pm Based on a full-time study load you will study 4 classes per week (2 full days of study a week). The number of classes may vary if you are required to repeat any course requirements, or you make variations to your study load.
GRADUATE PATHWAYS
FAQs
bottom of page