Higher Certificate in Fashion
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This Higher Certificate in Fashion qualification will provide a depth of theory and the level of application needed for entry-level work in established or start-up local fashion ventures. Core disciplines of design and garment engineering, as well as fundamental courses in commercial and contextual areas will ensure a well-rounded graduate. Emphasis is placed on the design and manufacture of basic fashion products, alongside the more specialised skills of digitally-based fashion marketing and entry-level entrepreneurial principles; the integration of these basic and foundational knowledge fields will ensure that graduates are able to design a viable fashion product for a range of audiences and purposes within the local marketplace, and or demonstrate their readiness to enter a Diploma or a Degree qualification.


Eligibility for admission to the Institute’s 1-year full time Higher Certificate requires a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or its same/similar standard – with endorsement – with a minimum of 30% in English.


In order to be considered for admission to the programme the student will be required to;

Submit proof that they have completed Grade 12 or the equivalent, preferably in the form of:

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC)/National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV)
  • Or a Senior Certificate with higher and/or standard grade subjects or an equivalent school leaving certificate that indicates the candidate has met the minimum requirements for admission to a Higher Certificate (HC).


Some may wonder what type of career one could have when qualifying with a Higher Certificate in Fashion. There are various exciting career types Villioti Fashion Institute can properly prepare you for.


Villioti Fashion Institute’s Higher Certificate in Fashion prepares you for a variety of careers in fashion. Career opportunities for successful graduates include (but are not limited to) assisting designers at local design houses, starting their own small fashion label to be sold at pop-up shops or neighbourhood markets, entering the marketing field for fashion brands, starting a style blog, being a CAD designer, or even becoming an assistant visual merchandiser.


A number of job opportunisties, such as

Social Media marketer for fashion brands
Researcher’s Assistant / Materials Sourcing Coordinator
Small-scale production (Garment Sampler/patternmaker)
Quality Control assistant
Sales Assistant / Online Sales Manager
Small fashion Business Owner
Small-scale retail (Market Stall/Pop-up Shop owner)
Visual Merchandiser
CAD Designer
Pattern-maker Assistant / Cutting Assistant
Designer Assistant/Junior Fashion Designer/
Assistant Apparel Designer