Styling Distance Course


Do you love looking through fashion magazines, reading fashion blogs and adding to your Pinterest boards? Are you forever trawling social media and following influencers and what they are wearing? Do you enjoy selecting garments out for friends and family to enhance their look? If you answered yes to any of the above then this course is right for you!

Fashion Styling is now a popularised and fast emerging career path within the Australian and global fashion industry. A Fashion Stylist typically sources and organises outfits and accessories for a diversity of clients. However, there is much more to a career in Fashion Styling than being able to put together an outfit!

You will complete one tutorial at a time. Each tutorial will be focused on a different area of fashion styling and aims to build your styling and fashion industry knowledge. This course will teach you the basic essentials you will need to be a successful stylist and effectively educate and improve your client’s look. This includes understanding body shapes, colouring and figure analysis. You will learn the importance of trend forecasting and how to execute this to keep commercial clients at the forefront of fashion trends. You will learn the history of fashion & the cultural benefits reflected in fashion and understand how fashion cycles evolve or return. You will develop a keen eye for the elements of style and be confident selecting garments, fabrics and styles for your clients or models. You will learn what a stylist needs to take to each photo-shoot or client experience and what areas of the industry are in high growth.

The course is self-paced and can be completed within 2 years, study in your own time or around work or family commitments. Through the course you will complete practical assessments that will help you develop and apply your skills and knowledge. By completing these practical assessments and activites, we are able to assess you on nationally recognised units of competency and students who successfully complete the course will receive a Statement of Attainment which will allow students direct credit when applying for further study in Fashion Design in the VET sector.

Full Colour Printed Tutorial BookletsStylists may work in the following fields:

  • Editorial Styling
  • Commercial Styling
  • Personal Styling & Image Consulting
  • Personal Shopping
  • Corporate Styling
  • Retail Fashion Styling
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Celebrity Styling
  • Runway Styling
  • Music Videos and Concert Performances
  • Movie and TV Styling
  • Costume Styling
  • Interior Styling
  • Food Styling

Areas Covered

  • Colour analysis and colour theory
  • Elements and principal of design
  • Textiles, fabrics and fibres
  • Personal styling & image consulting
  • Body shapes and figure types
  • Figure Types and Flattery
  • Style personalities
  • seasonal colour analysis
  • client consultations
  • history of fashion
  • developing a style guide
  • The stylists Kit


Styling for Fashion, Image and Media

STYFFS501A Apply elements and principles of design to figure flattery styling
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
BSBCUS402 Address customer needs
MSTGN2011 Identify fibres and fabrics used in the TCF industry

This course is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework and covers the following units of competency from the Diploma of Styling (Fashion, Image and Media).

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Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the above units of competency.

What You Will Receive:

You will receive a series of tutorials to take you through the subjects step-by-step, including simple instructions to build on your current skills and knowledge. Each tutorial is bright and engaging so that you will enjoy the learning process. Each tutorial contains activites to help build your understanding of the subject, from introduction through to assessment.

Students will be provided with access to a tutor to assist with any questions and provide feedback and advice. Your tutor will also be marking your work throughout the course.

You will receive an equipment pack, with all the materials you will need to complete the course, including;

  • A4 Visual Art Diary
  • Motivation Manual
  • Full colour tutorial booklets
  • Reply Paid Envelopes (postage within Australia)

Course Fees

Full Course Cost (Payment Plan): $1,950.00
  • Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $400.00
  • Balance paid over 24 weeks: $64.583333/week over 24 weeks.

* Extra postage charges apply for postage outside of Australia. Please contact us by email to find out the postage costs to your country.

Please note: as this is a self paced course students will not be eligible for Centerlink payments for studying.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment:

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How do I Enrol?

You can start anytime, so enrol now to get started! Please allow at least two weeks for receipt of your first tutorial for postage within Australia.

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