Fashion Business

Become the Next Fashion Talent

TaF.tc's Diploma in Fashion Business

Overview

The TaF.tc Diploma in Fashion Business 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. This programme will focus on two areas: Merchandising – which encompasses in-depth product knowledge on fabric, design, product development, apparel production, and quality control; and secondly, Marketing – which covers retail merchandise buying, branding, creating a sustainable value chain, as well as the critical skill of the Art of Follow-Up, which helps to ensure that you will source, produce and deliver the final product in-store, on-time. Need to keep pace with new trends in digital marketing and e-commerce? This programme will also provide a comprehensive coverage of concepts you’ll need to kick-start your fashion business.

Course Structure

Blended

Modules (18)
  • 1
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    00:00 24:00 04:00
    Take your design from paper to working digital file using computer aided design software such as Adobe illustrator You will learn how to draw various fashion illustrations and render them on this platform to reflect the qualities and details of your design. A must technique for every fashion designer to convey creative concept in a professional presentation with technical specification
    28:00
  • 2
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    09:00 23:00 02:00
    Go beneath the surface and learn various textiles, down to the fibers and the processes involved in weaving, dyeing and much more. This comprehensive course provides you with the ability to identify fabrics by their industry’s name, the fundamental knowledge to help you understand the risks of using certain fabrics, empowering you with the ability to trouble shoot issues related to textiles limitations. You will experience screen printing in class, e-learning and receive a complimentary copy of your very own fabric reference library consisting of 50 – 60 different types of fabric swatches.
    34:00
  • 3
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    12:00 12:00 02:00
    Learn all the fundamentals of garment construction in a week. Be exposed to the techniques employed in the fashion industry including how garments are constructed and the various seams and stitches utilized in the different components of a garment. With this knowledge, you can minimize impractical designs that cannot be replicated in mass production, eliminate misinterpretation in sampling and production, and improve communication in production specifications.
    26:00
  • 4
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    00:00 32:00 04:00
    Learn how a garment is made from pattern drafting, cutting and sewing. With the basic knowledge in drafting and sewing, you can progress to making patterns and sewing. This course covers basic threading of the industrial sewing machine and sewing techniques.
    36:00
  • 5
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    16:00 16:00 02:00
    Technical drawing is an important tool to turn your creative thoughts into reality. Learn to communicate the details of your garments accurately and clearly to your manufacturer to ensure error-free production.
    34:00
  • 6
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    00:00 24:00 02:00
    Branding can play a significant part to make your brand stand out from the crowd, particularly in competitive markets. You will have an intensive, interactive, hands-on understanding of how to create your own brand from scratch including your brand name, logo, identifying your unique selling proposition, identifying your target market, brand positioning and developing the sales and marketing strategy.
    26:00
  • 7
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    00:00 32:00 03:00
    In today’s world, buying according to market trends and consumer demands is important to remain competitive in the fashion industry. This course aims to equip you with skills to forecast, budget and plan merchandising assortment with key focus on consumer centric buying and relevancy to market merchandising concept. Conducted in multifaceted manner, get the skills needed to maximize customer satisfaction and create lasting synergy between customer and brand.
    35:00
  • 8
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    14:00 16:00 03:00
    Wish to know how to build quality into your products? Join this course to learn about the principles of quality management, statistical sampling, defects classification, product testing, safety standards, sample evaluation and report writing. The multifaceted delivery will aid you in identifying problem areas and developing solutions to assure quality in the end product.
    33:00
  • 9
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    16:00 16:00 04:00
    With the growing trend of buyers asking for value-added services, only factories who can offer design and product development services can compete in the global arena. Garment manufacturers have to develop their own product development team to meet their buyers’ requirements. It is also imperative to create the most relevant collection in the shortest time for the buyers, as lead time gets shorter. Product development is not just about the creation of new samples – it has to meet the criteria and the needs of the buyers. This course covers the various aspect of product development. From understanding the customers to the creation of design, articulate the various elements of product development and how to meet these challenges in the shortest possible time while giving the buyers the right product at the right time.
    36:00
  • 10
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    00:00 16:30 01:30
    There has been an increasing focus on environmental sustainability in recent years. Sustainability strategies are now a major concern with higher demand for a reduced carbon footprint and natural resource conservation. To remain competitive, companies need to reduce the social and environmental impact of their supply chains. This course aims to help you address the demand by going in a green direction and building a sustainable fashion brand.
    18:00
  • 11
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    12:00 12:00 02:00
    Strategic sourcing enhances efficiency and value, ultimately impacting the profitability of any organization. In this essential course, you’ll learn how to develop and implement a sourcing strategy. Conducted in multifaceted approach, you will acquire key skills such as sourcing tactics for various materials, supplier selection, vendor management, negotiation, effective communication and comprehension of import/export regulation and agreement between countries.
    26:00
  • 12
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    16:00 16:00 04:00
    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.
    36:00
  • 13
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    12:00 12:00 02:00
    In the world of fast fashion today, managing production efficiency to achieve prompt delivery is key to success. Learn the art and science of production tracking and risk management in this course. This course will prepare you to handle multiple processes involved in life cycle of product from design concept to retail floor using production tracking tools.
    26:00
  • 14
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    00:00 14:00 02:00
    Traditional brick-and-mortar retail outlets are increasingly facing challenges across multiple fronts – from rising labour costs, to high rentals and overheads. In such a competitive environment, new businesses may find their profit margins rapidly eroded, which is why e-commerce platforms are becomingly critical to lean start-ups. In this module, you’ll learn the basics of setting up, maintaining, and operating an e-commerce store from stocktaking to shipping. You will also learn the fundamentals of how to enhance your customer’s online experience, such that you will be able to differentiate yourself in a crowded e-commerce environment.
    16:00
  • 15
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    00:00 14:30 01:30
    In today’s world, social media communication is key focus for all businesses. In this interactive module you will learn to identify marketing communication opportunities in new media, how to develop marketing communication plans, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of the social media platform in raising brand profile. The unit is delivered through lectures, group activities, Q&A sessions, group discussions and presentations.
    16:00
  • 16
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    00:00 14:00 02:00
    Inbound Marketing is the art of attracting, retaining, and cultivating new leads to your brand and product. This is done by creating valuable content or experiences that educate and delight your customer while satisfying their needs. In this module, you will experience using the basics of a Customer Relationship Management system (CRM), set up a customer database and mailing list, and understand how to reach out to customers via blog posts, email newsletters and videos.
    16:00
  • 17
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    00:00 06:30 01:30
    Modern consumers rely on more than just advertising and word-of-mouth reviews in order to make a purchase decision. In fact, they are increasingly relying on Google searches - not only to find the best product for their needs, but also to find new products they might not have even considered before. In this environment, being able to pre-empt and address the needs of potential consumers via Google is increasingly important in drawing new customers to your product. In this module, you will learn the basics of how to create a Google Ads Search advertising campaign from scratch, understand how Google AdWords works, and how to measure and fine-tune your AdWords campaign parameters for optimal results.
    08:00
  • 18
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    00:00 06:30 01:30
    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is widely regarded as an important and fundamental part of any digital marketer’s arsenal, yet it still remains very misunderstood by many who still follow SEO techniques from the 1990’s and early 2000’s. SEO has come a long way since then, with Google setting quality benchmarks that all websites need to aspire to, or else face possible penalisation in their SEO rankings. In this module, you will learn what is SEO, the basics of optimising your website such that it will enhance your site's search rank and performance, and how to use tools to conduct competitor benchmarking.
    08:00
Course Duration
  • Course Type Full Time
  • Course Intakes JAN, APR, JUL, OCT
  • SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours 458
  • Total Maximum Months (Full Time) 4
Career Opportunities
  • Retail Professional
  • Assistant Merchandiser
  • Assistant Designer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Sourcing Executive
Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • Possess at least 3 GCE 'O' level credits with a minimum of C6 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, you will be awarded the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Statement of Attainment (SOA) by SkillsFuture Singapore, or the TaF.tc Certificate of Competency. After successful completion of all modules within the course, you will be awarded the WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Merchandising & Marketing), and the Diploma in Fashion Business certification by TaF.tc. WSQ certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.
Course Fee
All Singaporean/PRs (SSG)

SkillsFuture Singapore Grant (SSG)
All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

  • Full Course Fee S$ 18,925.00
  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 14,140.50
  • - -
  • GST (7%) S$ 347.52
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 5,312.02
Singaporean (SFMCES)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding (SFMCES)
All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above

  • Full Course Fee S$ 18,925.00
  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 14,140.50
  • Less: SFMCES S$ 2,892.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 347.52
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 2,420.02
Singaporean (WTS)

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)
Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month

  • Full Course Fee S$ 18,925.00
  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 14,140.50
  • Less: WTS S$ 3,838.25
  • GST (7%) S$ 347.52
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 1,473.77
SMEs (ETSS)

Enhanced Training Support Funding (ETSS)
SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million
SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable

  • Full Course Fee S$ 18,925.00
  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 14,140.50
  • - -
  • GST (7%) S$ 347.52
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 5,312.02
International Students
  • Full Course Fee S$ 18,925.00
  • Application Fee S$ 650.00
  • NA NA
  • NA NA
  • GST (7%) S$ 1,370.25
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 20,945.25
Course Schedule (Full Time)
TaF.tc's Diploma in Fashion Business
  • Date 22 Apr 2019 to 26 Jul 2019 View Schedules
  • Day Full Day
  • Time 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Corporate / Public Open to Public
  • Location Central Plaza (Main Office)
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TaF.tc's Diploma in Fashion Business
  • Date 22 Jul 2019 to 29 Oct 2019 View Schedules
  • Day Full Day
  • Time 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Corporate / Public Open to Public
  • Location Central Plaza (Main Office)
  • Registration Open Apply Now
TaF.tc's Diploma in Fashion Business
  • Date 21 Oct 2019 to 04 Feb 2020 View Schedules
  • Day Full Day
  • Time 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Corporate / Public Open to Public
  • Location Central Plaza (Main Office)
  • Registration Open Apply Now