WSQ Calculate Cost of Material and Apparel for Textile and Fashion Industry

­­Start evaluating the commercial viability of your design/collection. Learn how to take steps towards fulfilling it through effective cost negotiation and a keen understanding of your costs based on design sketches/samples.


  • Identify the various factors affecting fabric cost marker utilization for selected styles
  • Compute estimated fabric consumption based on given specs and sketch without the use of marker
  • Identify other components that affect apparel costs
  • Estimate other additional process costs such as embroidery, panel printing and wet processing costs
  • Analyse and propose alternatives to reduce apparel costs
  • Standard Minute Value (SMV) costing and Cut-make (CM) costing
  • Compute the final apparel costs

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 OR
  • Pass 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

Students need to be competent or possess equivalent skills and knowledge for the following competencies:
a. WSQ Identify and Analyse Textiles and Processes
b. WSQ Analyse Garment Construction
c. WSQ Interpret Pattern Draft and Sewing Sequence of Apparel

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 succcessful completion of the course, trainee will be awarded the WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA). WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Who Should Attend

  • Assistant Merchandisers to Merchandise Managers
  • Marketing Executives to Marketing Managers
  • Product Development Executives to Managers
  • Sourcing Executives to Managers
  • QA Auditors, QC Inspectors and QA / QC Managers
  • Designers
  • Buyers
  • Production Supervisors to Managers
  • Industrial Engineers, Work Study Officers
  • Tailors
  • Fashion Entrepreneurs

Key Learning Areas

  • Factors affecting fabric costs
  • Industrial mathematical methods to compute fabric consumption
  • Types and costs of embroidery, panel printing and wet processing
  • Components of apparel cost
  • Factors affecting apparel production

Course Duration

E-Learning Hours 16 hours
Training Hours 16 hours
Assessment Hours 4 hours
Total Hours 36 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,150.00 S$ 1,150.00 S$ 1,150.00 S$ 1,150.00 S$ 1,150.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 805.00) (S$ 805.00) (S$ 805.00) (S$ 805.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 345.00 S$ 345.00 S$ 345.00 S$ 345.00 S$ 1,150.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 24.15 S$ 24.15 S$ 24.15 S$ 24.15 S$ 80.50
Course Fee including GST S$ 369.15 S$ 369.15 S$ 369.15 S$ 369.15 S$ 1,230.50
Less: WTS (S$ 287.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 230.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 81.65 S$ 139.15 S$ 369.15 S$ 369.15 # S$ 1,230.50

a: Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) - Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month
b: SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES) - All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
c: SSG Grant - All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
d: Enhanced Training Support Susidy (ETSS) - SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million

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