WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)

­­The WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology in Merchandising and Marketing is a must for those who are interested to enter a career in the fashion industry or for practitioners who wish to upgrade their skills.  Merchandising entails in-depth product knowledge from fabric, design, product development, apparel production to quality control. While Marketing covers retail merchandise buying, branding and creating sustainable value chain, with the critical skill of the Art of Follow-Up helps to ensure that you will source, produce and deliver the final product in store on-time.

Course Structure

The WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing) will be conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, role plays and hands-on activities.

13 modules:

  1. WSQ Identify and Analyse Textiles and Processes
  2. WSQ Analyse Garment Construction
  3. WSQ Interpret Pattern Draft and Sewing Sequence of Apparel
  4. WSQ Interpret and Draw Production Sketches
  5. WSQ Draw Digital Images
  6. WSQ Create and Manage Fashion Brand
  7. WSQ Perform Fashion Retail Merchandise Buying for Textile and Fashion Industry
  8. WSQ Manage Quality Assurance in Textile and Fashion Industry
  9. WSQ Support Apparel Product Development
  10. WSQ Manage Sustainable Fashion Value Chain
  11. WSQ Source for Supplies and Production for Textile and Fashion Industry
  12. WSQ Calculate Cost of Material and Apparel for Textile and Fashion Industry
  13. WSQ Follow-up Order from Design to Production for Textile and Fashion Industry

Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate OR
  • WSQ ES WPLN Level 5 and above

International Students:

  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basic AND/OR
  • Pass TaF.tc Entrance Test

English Language Requirement –

  • Possess a minimum credit in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent OR
  • IELTS score 4.5 or TOEFL score 450

ALL Students are required to have basic knowledge of computer and Microsoft Office


Graduation Requirements


Student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • 75% attendance rate of total training hours per module
  • Assessed and be competent for every module
Student Pass Holders – a minimum of 90% attendance per month will be required.


Certificate Issuance

Upon successful completion of each module within the course, student will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA). After successful completion of all 13 modules within the course, student will be awarded a WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing) together with transcript. WSQ certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Stylist / Fashion Advisor
  • Retail Supervisor
  • Assistant Merchandiser
  • Buyer and Assistant Buyer
  • Events & Fashion Coordinator
  • Marketing/Project / Costing / Supply Chain Executive
  • Technical Support Administrator
  • Compliance Assistant Auditor

Course Duration

Course Type: Full-Time
Course Intakes: FEB, MAY, AUG, NOV
SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours: 393.5 hours
Total Maximum Months (Full-Time): 3.5 Months*

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
Singaporean
(SFMCES b)
Singaporean/PRs
(SSG Grant c)
SMEs
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 14,580.00 S$ 14,580.00 S$ 14,580.00 S$ 14,580.00 S$ 14,580.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 10,390.00) (S$ 10,390.00) (S$ 10,390.00) (S$ 10,390.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 4,190.00 S$ 4,190.00 S$ 4,190.00 S$ 4,190.00 S$ 14,580.00
Add: Application Fee S$ 100.00 S$ 100.00 S$ 100.00 S$ 100.00 S$ 500.00
Add: 7% GST* S$ 300.30 S$ 300.30 S$ 300.30 S$ 300.30 S$ 1,055.60
Course Fee including GST S$ 4,590.30 S$ 4,590.30 S$ 4,590.30 S$ 4,590.30 S$ 16,135.60
Less: WTS (S$ 3,461.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 2,732.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 1,129.30 S$ 1,858.30 S$ 4,590.30 S$ 4,590.30 # S$ 16,135.60

a: Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) - Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $1,900/month
b: SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES) - All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
c: SSG Grant - All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
d: Enhanced Training Support Susidy (ETSS) - SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million

* GST Formula as follows:
(Course fee after SSG grant + Application Fee) x 7% GST = GST
# SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable