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Course Overview

Fashion is an industry that drives a significant part of the global economy. However, the rise of fast fashion has come at a cost, with significant environmental implications, from overflowing landfills to polluting waterways. As sustainability becomes a pressing issue, the fashion industry is starting to rethink its approach and embrace sustainable fashion.


Are you passionate about making a positive impact in this growing field? Our course is designed to equip you with the necessary skill and knowledge to meet evolving requirements for sustainability in the fashion industry. Our curriculum includes an understanding of sustainable materials, manufacturing processes, and circular business models.


Join us for a holistic and transformative learning experience that facilitates the integration of sustainable concepts and strategies into the fashion business. Be a part of the sustainable fashion movement, driven by consumer advocacy and increased awareness, alongside retail and retailer/producer interest targeting these consumer groups.


Enroll in our course and contribute towards making a positive impact in the fashion industry.


All students are required to bring their own notebooks for lessons. You may refer to the required technical specifications for notebooks HERE.

Entry Requirements


Eligibility Criteria


Minimum Entry Requirements for Work-Study Programmes

Work-Study Post-Diplomas

Graduates from the list of feeder Polytechnic Diplomas, ITE Technical Diplomas / Work-Study Diplomas in relevant discipline or equivalent


Work-Study Programme Incentives Eligibility

Work-Study Programmes sign-on incentives are extended to eligible Singaporeans who are:

  • within three years of graduation from the Polytechnics/ITE or the Operational Ready Date (ORD) for full-time National Servicemen

This eligibility is subject to prevailing criteria.


Feeder Programmes Diploma in
  • Fashion Design
  • Creative Direction for Fashion
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Business and Management
Bachelor of Arts Design Practice
Other relevant Design-related Discipliness

What You'll Learn

Participants will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Sustainable Fashion upon successful completion of the following:


  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Sustainable Strategies
  • Post-Diploma Certificate in Sustainable Practices in Fashion

Subject Code Subject
DCE055Z Human & Natural Capital

The subject introduces the concept of sustainability by seeking associations between people and the planet, inspiring participants to appreciate some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. The subject also introduces international guidelines such as UN Sustainable Developmental Goals to contextualise global issues and their implications for the future of the planet. The subject will apply the notion of Nature as a self-regulating system to analyse current practices of resource production and consumption.

AST0101 Waste Reduction & Reuse

This subject introduces basic knowledge of essential waste reduction from a multidisciplinary perspective. It will focus on reduction through recycling, reuse, recovery, and life cycle assessment. The subject will also cover the current sustainable waste management strategies and their relevance to various industries.

DCE056Z Sustainability & Systems Thinking

The subject will take a systems approach to address sustainability challenges to make a case for holistic, integrated, and interdisciplinary thinking that questions assumptions and worldviews to create a viable, sustainable design solution.

Subject Code Subject
DCE059C Sustainability in Fashion

This subject covers fundamental knowledge of sustainable fashion. It provides an understanding of the global & local industry trends that have caused significant shifts toward sustainability. The module will also explore case studies of fashion brands invested in sustainable transformation.

DCE060C Circular Fashion Principles

This subject focuses on the need to change the fundamental aspirations of the fashion business. It covers alternative business models contributing to systems change in the fashion industry by offering new blueprints for sustainability. Circular design principles that encourage recycling, reusing, and repurposing will be integral to the subject.

DCE061C Sustainable Materials Sourcing & Supply Chain Management

This module will develop broad-based knowledge of sustainable materials, standards, and product factors around sustainable materials. The course will also cover innovations, measurement methods such as Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and ethical materials sourcing strategies.

Modes of Assessment


The assessment would be based on a combination of coursework components such as written and practical tests, case studies, assignments and projects.

Career Opportunities

Upon completing the course, graduates will be able to take up potential positions such as:


  • Sustainable Fashion Assistant
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Sustainability Project Manager
  • Senior Sustainability Sourcing Partner
  • Sustainable Accessories Materials Research Specialist
  • Sustainable Manufacturing Coordinator

Course Schedule/Apply

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

15 April 2024

17 November 2023 - 18 February 2024

12 months

April & October Semesters


Please submit the following documents during your submission. Kindly name the files according to the guidelines below. 


1. Resume (filename: Resume-YourName.pdf)
2. Highest Qualification Certificate (filename: Certificates-YourName.pdf)
3. Academic Transcripts (filename: Transcripts-YourName.pdf)
4. NS Completion Certificate, if applicable (filename: NS Certificate-YourName.pdf)


Please note that relevant documents will be forwarded to all participating companies for their selection.


Selection of applicants is at the discretion of the participating companies and participating companies will contact their shortlisted applicants for interview. Applicants have the right to reject the interview if they do not wish to be employed by the company who contacted them.

Only applicants who are hired successfully and placed on this programme by the participating companies will be invited to submit an online application for the Work-Study Post-Diploma Courses.

Course Fees

Fees Type Course Fees per PDC
(w GST)

Singapore Citizens

Aged 40 and above (Individual or SME-sponsored) S$457.80
Aged below 40 S$693.24
SME-sponsored aged below 40 S$477.24
Others & Repeat Students S$4,800.36
Non-Singapore Citizens
Singapore Permanent Residents S$1,857.36
SME-sponsored (Singapore Permanent Residents) S$477.24
Others & Repeat Students S$4,800.36

Course fees payable are based on per Post-Diploma Certificate.

Course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.                                                                       

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Course Contact

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/wsp
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel a course with low enrolment.