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Fashion: Short Course – Childrenswear




30 weeks

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  • Entirely On-Campus
  • Entirely Online (Face to Face)
  • Entirely Online (Self-study)
  • Mixed Mode (Part On-Campus & Online)
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Kickstart your path to a career in the fashion industry with our online fashion short course series, utilising the highly regarded European eTelestia fashion design training platform and support from our experienced trainers. This course provides a step-by-step simplified methodology that allows you to learn the fundamentals of designing, grading and sewing childrenswear. This short course has been developed by industry professionals to enhance skills only. It is not Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) and does not contain units of competency or formal assessments.

About This Course:

The Childrenswear course offers a unique deep dive into making childrenswear including patternmaking, grading and sewing techniques. The course is sensibly divided into three main sections – grading, seeing and patternmaking.

The grading course contains step-by-step instructions on how to grade childrenswear for different age groups including basic terminology, children’s sizing tables, production blocks and block grading. The sewing component covers safety issues, machines, stitches and thread / needle types and techniques. The patternmaking section covers basic blocks and styles, fabric use, lay planning and assembly.

Graduates of this course will meet the technical requirements for entry into the Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising.

What You’ll Learn:

Techniques and skills are applied to shirts and trousers:

  • Seams, collars, cuffs, sleeves
  • Waist finishes
  • Fastenings, openings
  • Pockets
  • Darts and hem finishes


  • This is a fully online course with support from our fashion trainers
  • Access to the eTelestia online fashion design training platform is included
  • rich 2D and 3D multimedia and video learning content
  • templates and tools

Career Outcomes


The training package does not have any specific entry requirement for this course.

  • Year 10 high school completion is recommended. Younger students will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • An intermediate level of English is recommended for this course.



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Course Details

Online Training Intake Dates

Commencement for online courses is on the first Monday of each calendar month.

Online Training Tuition Fees

Course Name Course
Online Courses Campus
Fashion: Short Course – Childrenswear 30 weeks $1,200 Online Monthly

Online Training Study & Schedule

Lecture (F2F Online)
Lecture (On-Campus)
Practical (Offsite)
Practical (On Campus)
Supervised Training (Online)
Tutorial (F2F Online)
Tutorial (On Campus)
Session Recorded

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Yanna Tsoumbaras
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jessica Prasad
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Brianna Smith

Online Training Course TRAINERS

Yanna Tsoumbaras

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Yanna has had 7 of her own Labels, designed collections for Harrods of London (HOL), David Jones , Myer, and has exhibited and sold her own collections in Tradeshows in London, Paris and Italy as well as being published in Collectioni Bambini.
NIET’s Diploma of Fashion programme has been enriched with her wealth of knowledge, enabling us to deliver a programme that gives graduates exactly the skills they need to start designing, patternmaking and sewing their own collections in under 1 year.
BA Fashion, Grad Cert Bus.

Jessica Prasad

With 15 years as a dress maker Jessica has experience with a wide variety of styles and a passion for a start to finish creative process focusing on unique design, precise patternmaking and quality sewing. Specialising in dramatic occasional wear Jessica shares her interests in textile experimentation, wearable art, haute-couture hand sewn techniques and embellishing with her students encouraging them to elevate their ideas into inspired cohesive collections.

BCI in Applied Fashion

Brianna Smith

With over ten years experience in sewing, fashion illustration and pattern making, Bri is well equipped in all areas of fashion design. With her experience working as a free-lance designer within the industry, Bri knows first hand what it is like to be stepping into the fashion world for the first time. Specifically focused on artistic motives,  contemporary styles and sustainable design, Bri utilises these interests in her training to help guide and inspire students to become independent designers with their own niche style and techniques.

BA Fashion

Online Training Campus & Facilities

Your Campus

Our online courses are administered from Brisbane Campus (Head Office) but may involve trainer support from any of our campuses. Students studying online will have access to administrative, student services and trainer support and in some cases may be able to connect face to face with a trainer or campus where feasible and necessary.

Level 4, 102 Adelaide Street, Brisbane, 4000

Session Locations

  • Online Video Conference

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Short Course - Childrenswear
"I'm loving studying design at the institute - it's fast-paced but the staff, the labs, the learning are awesome. The opportunity to start from scratch to design and market a clothing line is super exciting."

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Very Affordable.

Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.

Lots of Pathway Options.

We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith, Bond and UTAS.

Accessible Entry Requirements.

Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.

Just the education you need.

Our hyper-focused, student-support-heavy training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.

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My trainer Richard Kim provided great support and care when I was sick due to the pandemic. Richard gave me extra time on assignments. He also explained every topic with great patience. I consider myself extremely lucky to be his student.

Dhruv Dev

Yashi is amazing! She has years of experience in community services. Her class is engaging and interactive. Her assistance and guidance in my studies have improved my confidence in getting a job in the field.

Karent Camacho

During my work placement at Edge Early Learning Centre, I was promoted to lead educator! I thoroughly enjoyed studying at Charlton Brown – easy access to ECEC resources, constructive feedback on the assessments, and tons of help and encouragement from my trainer Fei Yu.

Zhuang Yuci

Great learning experience! A very welcoming environment with a great location in Hobart City! Huge thanks to trainer Jean for his enthusiasm and dedication.

Rajitha Pathum

After completing the work placement, I received a job offer at a renowned childcare centre in Hobart. I would like to thank my trainer Adam for providing a huge amount of support and encouragement during the course.

Lan Huong Luu

Thank you for the great service and guidance in educating students. I finished my certificate in this college because they’re very helpful and professional.

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Words cannot express accurately enough how grateful I am for having Fanny as my trainer during most of my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. The level of her service delivery was above and beyond my expectations, as well as her ethics and the knowledge and skill set she kindly shared with her students, always with a positive attitude, broad smile and gentleness that are her trademark.

Angelica Okawa

Teachers and general staff are always willing to attend our needs, tutoring, questions or even basic documents from reception. The campus is organised and clean. Library, learning materials and even the kitchen are always available for student’s use. I feel comfortable studying here and supported by my teachers. Having chosen to study Childcare at Charlton Brown has being a great decision. Thank you Fanny and Fei for your constant support both in theory assessments!

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Charlton Brown’s trainers are excellent, helping me throughout my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education with incredible examples from the industry, blending their experience and background into the lessons; it really makes the training engaging.

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