TaF.tc's Diploma in Fashion Business

Diploma Fashion Business
Enhance your fashion industry knowledge with TaF.tc's Diploma in Fashion Business. Focus on merchandising and marketing, including digital marketing and e-commerce. Enroll now and kick-start your fashion business.

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.

The Details

  • Total Maximum Months

    Full Time: 4.5
    Part Time: 12

  • Mode Of Learning


  • Career Opportunities
    • Retail Professional
    • Assistant Merchandiser
    • Assistant Designer
    • Marketing Executive
    • Assistant Buyer
    • Sourcing Executive

The TaF.tc Difference

Practical Industry Knowledge

Everything you learn at TaF.tc can be applied to your professional life in fashion and will be taught by industry practitioners through interactive workshops, whether online or in TaF.tc's Sewing Labs.

Global Network of Entrepreneurs and Experts

Our partners and advisors are as close to home as Thailand or Japan and as far as Italy or the UK. Tap into a professional community built over decades of industry immersion.

Post-Graduate Career Support

Our career support connects you to jobs available on the market, opportunities for further studies, and resources to help you start your own brand.


Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours : 509
Modules (19)

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, the "Leveraging Technology for Seamless Customer Experience" course empowers executives and managers with the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance customer experiences using advanced technology. This hands-on course is designed to help professionals not just meet, but exceed the expectations of the modern customer. Content Coverage: Communication Channel Aggregation: Learn to consolidate and manage different channels of communication. This can significantly optimize the response rate of customer relations executives or associates, leading to improved customer satisfaction and loyalty. Chatbot Creation: Learn how to design and implement chatbots that can handle simple queries, thereby reducing the administrative workload on your team. This allows your customer service staff to focus more on complex issues that require human intervention. Workflow Design: Discover how to design efficient workflows that strategically deploy human intervention in cases where it's most valuable. This approach ensures effective resource allocation and increases productivity. Omnichannel Management: Understand how to manage and integrate multiple channels in your customer service approach. This is crucial for providing a seamless and consistent customer experience across all touchpoints. UI/UX Evaluation: Develop the ability to evaluate and improve the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) of your platforms. A user-friendly and intuitive UI/UX is key in retaining customers and boosting customer satisfaction. By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with a comprehensive understanding of how to leverage technology to enhance the customer service experience. They will be able to implement these strategies in their organizations to improve overall customer satisfaction and, ultimately, drive business success.

Registered Title:Creating a Digitalised Customer Experience in Retail SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:15:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Apparel Product Development SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:36:00 Training Hours:26:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Global Sourcing in Fashion SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:26:00 Training Hours:16:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Intermediate Fashion Merchandise Buying SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:35:00 Training Hours:25:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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. Interpret and Draw Production Sketches

Registered Title:Intermediate Production Sketching SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:34:00 Training Hours:24:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Material and Apparel Costing SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:36:00 Training Hours:26:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Quality Management in Fashion SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:33:00 Training Hours:22:00 e-Learning Hours:09:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

Take your design from paper to working digital file using computer aided design software such as Adobe illustrator with our digital fashion design course in Singapore. 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.

Registered Title:Digital Drawings for Fashion SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:28:00 Training Hours:22:00 e-Learning Hours:04:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Fashion Brand Management SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:26:00 Training Hours:16:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

Starting your own fashion business but unsure of the viability of your business plan? This course offers you a step by step approach to achieve your goal and help you develop a road map for your business. This module covers the creation of retail concept, conduct consumer demographic studies, research and develop sales and marketing strategies, merchandise strategies, financial plans and budgets as well as developing forecasts with action plans for reality checks. A good business plan with financials is time consuming but an absolute essential for you to have a successful business that’s going to survive the initial start-up.

Registered Title:Fashion Business Plan Development SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:35:00 Training Hours:24:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:03:00 View Module

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the process involved in creating garments, from pattern drafting to cutting and sewing. With foundational knowledge in drafting and sewing, participants will be equipped to advance their skills in pattern making and sewing. Specifically, the course will focus on basic threading techniques for industrial sewing machines and sewing methods for constructing a basic tee and pull-on shorts. By the end of this course, participants will have gained practical skills in garment construction, enabling them to create basic garments using industry-standard techniques. Additionally, they will have a foundational understanding of the processes involved in mass production and the importance of adhering to industry standards for quality and consistency.

Registered Title:Drafting and Sewing: Casual Knits SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:36:00 Training Hours:32:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Fashion Supply Chain Management SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:26:00 Training Hours:16:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Sustainable Fashion Value Chain SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:18:00 Training Hours:12:30 e-Learning Hours:04:00 Assessment Hours:01:30 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Textile Processes and Principles SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:34:00 Training Hours:23:00 e-Learning Hours:09:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Garment Construction SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:26:00 Training Hours:16:00 e-Learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00 View Module

If you're looking to reach and engage with customers in the retail industry, then Digital Marketing (SEM) is a must-have tool in your marketing arsenal. This comprehensive course will teach you the fundamentals of SEM, including how to conduct keyword research, create effective ad campaigns, and write value-driven copy that will attract and engage with your target audience. You'll also learn how to track and analyze campaign performance, identify areas for improvement, and make data-driven decisions to optimize your campaigns for better results. With the skills and knowledge gained in this course, you'll be able to effectively use SEM to drive growth and success in the retail industry.

Registered Title:Digital Marketing (SEM) in Retail SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:14:00 e-Learning Hours:01:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Registered Title:Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to Boost Retail Sales SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:14:00 e-Learning Hours:01:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Inbound marketing is a customer-centric approach to marketing that focuses on attracting and engaging potential customers through relevant and valuable content. By creating useful and informative content, inbound marketing helps establish trust and credibility with the target audience, and encourages them to take action such as filling out a form, downloading an e-book, or making a purchase. The goal of inbound marketing is to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for the customer, while also meeting the business's marketing and sales objectives. Through tactics such as search engine optimization, social media marketing, and email marketing, inbound marketing helps companies attract, convert, close, and delight customers in a way that feels natural and organic.

Registered Title:Digital Marketing (Inbound Marketing) for Retail SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:14:00 e-Learning Hours:01:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Are you looking to increase your online presence and reach a wider audience in the retail industry? In this course, you will learn how to build a strong presence on popular social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. We will explore effective strategies to leverage the power of social media to influence sales and drive more business. You will also discover the key metrics to use to optimise your ads on Facebook and Instagram, such as engagement rates, conversion rates, and return on investment. And, we will take a deep dive into other potential digital marketing platforms, such as Pinterest and LinkedIn, to expand your reach and tap into new audiences. Enroll now and take your online presence to the next level!"

Registered Title:Digital Marketing Social media Marketing for Retail SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:14:00 e-Learning Hours:01:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module
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 TaF.tc's Certificate of Competency. After successful completion of all modules within the course, you will be awarded the Diploma in Fashion Business certification by TaF.tc. TaF.tc diploma and advance diploma are accredited by institutes globally. For more information please go here to check our accreditations or to contact Louise Clement at louiseclement@taftc.org.

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Items Required For Class

Do take note of the following things you are required to have for both class and their assessments. Please check if all of these stated below are in working condition before registering for class. 

  1. Laptop 
  2. Webcam 
  3. Working mic on a laptop or actual mic 
  4. Smart Phone capable of accessing their respective app stores
  5. Access to data or wifi connections


The Diploma will be done both online via Teams, and offline at our Central Plaza campus (Tiong Bahru MRT) and Thye Hong Campus (near Redhill MRT).

As an Edutrust and Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) certified training centre, with 11 top fashion schools recognising our Diplomas for accreditation programmes like Paris College Of Art and Atelier Chardon Savard, TaF.tc continues to stay in line with leading national and international fashion industry standards.

Not at all! You can enrol for our Diploma programme without any prior experience, as long as you have a passion for fashion!

The Fashion Business Diploma will be split into 5 main categories which will cover the fundamentals of fashion design, fashion business essentials, production and manufacturing processes, digital marketing, and  developing a comprehensive business plan to wrap up everything you’ve learnt in the Diploma.

Most definitely! Upon completion of your Diploma programme, you will be awarded a hardcopy WSQ Diploma certificate from us, and you can also access the softcopy via your MySkillsFuture portal!

Yes we will! Whether it's through promoting your brand on our alumni portal THE LABEL SG, or providing mentorships and consultations to further your studies, we’ve got your back!

The courses are conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, and hands-on activities. You will then be assessed on the work you have done with a final evaluation at the end of every course.

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