Bachelor of Fashion Business (BFB)

Holmes Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 075515G

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Holmes Institute Bachelor of Fashion Business is unique in offering students the chance to explore a range of different career pathways within the fashion industry before focusing in on their favourite element.

The course includes elements of design theory, but has a stronger focus on other career pathways within the fashion industry. First year focuses on the fundamentals of fashion, with students exploring textiles, fashion history, business communication and digital skills.

Second year develops a more holistic viewpoint of the industry as students learn the integral roles underpinning the industry, such as buying and merchandising, product management and accounting as well as branding and social media.

The final year of the course sees students develop higher level critical thinking and product development skills as they build out their own fashion business project. This project is borne out of each student's personal passion and serves as the basis of their portfolio once they graduate. Students develop the idea, hone it through business planning, and then build their website and marketing plan.

Core Units Covered

The Holmes Institute Bachelor of Fashion Business aims to provide students with the confidence and skills to create, communicate and thrive in the highly competitive fashion business environment.


The Bachelor of Fashion Business prepares students to enter a wide variety of career pathways within the industry including:

Production & Planning
Retail Management
Business Management
Social Media Manager
Creative Director
Product Development​
Copywriter & Journalist

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
21,400 Per Year
Read more64,200 for the entire course; 10,700 per trimester; Enrolment Fee: 250
18 Jul 2022
07 Nov 2022
3 years
Read moreFast-Track: 2 Years; Traditional: 3 Years

Full time
Holmes Institute
Melbourne Campus
185 Spring Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Overseas students must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following means.

a) Successful completion of studies in English (Language or Mode of Instruction) such as Year 12 at Australian High School or an Australian Diploma or higher qualification;

b) Successful studies at a recognised Australian educational institution at an equivalent study level based on at least a 50% pass rate in a recent semester of study;

c) An English test score using one of the following English language Tests as approved by Holmes: • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) • Pearson Test of English (PTE) • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) • Cambridge English qualification.

An English test score with minimum requirements as follows:

• IELTS Overall 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5; OR

• PTE Academic Score of 50; OR

• TOEFL iBT Score of 60-78; OR

• Cambridge English: Advanced from Cambridge ESOL (CAE) Score of 169, OR Equivalent.


Holmes Institute
Melbourne Campus
185 Spring Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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