Sample Management

Samples are used by retailers and suppliers in the development of any product range, but there is more to managing the process effectively than you might think. The purpose of this course is to explain the process of sample management, and to provide you with some useful skills and techniques to help you manage samples more effectively.

the process of managing samples

What you will learn

  • List the different types of samples used in the product development process
  • Explain the name and purpose of each sample
  • Describe the role of samples in a garment fit session
  • Describe the types of samples used in product testing
  • Describe how to manage labelling and packaging samples effectively

Modules in more detail

Introduction to sample management – a review of the production process which sampling supports

The sampling process – what are all the samples called and what role does each play in the end-to-end product development process?

The fit session – how samples support the fit session which is such a critical part of garment development

Testing – the different types of samples used in the testing of products

Labelling and packaging – the role of labelling and packaging samples


Who is this course for

  • All entry and intermediate level buying roles, as well as other merchandising and planning roles who would benefit from a deeper understanding of the sampling process

$250.00 excl GST

or 4 payments of $62.50 with Wizit learn more

4 x fortnightly payments of $68.75 (inc GST)

Unsure if a course is right for you...

If you are uncertain whether a course is at the right level for you, then take an assessment through the Numensa Assessment Centre.  We have six different assessments, three for buying and three for planning.  

  • Entry – for anyone new to retail or working in a buyer’s admin or allocator level
  • Intermediate – for anyone working at the assistant/junior buyer/planner level
  • Advanced – for anyone working at a buyer/planner or senior buyer/planner level

At a glance...

  • Five online modules
  • Total learning time – 60 mins
  • Gamified self-led learning
  • Works across PC, tablet and phone
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Video and eLearning format
  • Digital activities, quizzes and action plans
  • Practical application of best practice
  • Full access for 6 months
  • Developed by retail buying professionals
  • Digital certificate on completion


Sourcing decisions can have a huge impact on costs, business agility and customer perception and confidence, and as is frequently seen in today’s media, getting sourcing right is critically important.

$300.00 excl GST

or 4 payments of $75.00 with Wizit learn more

4 x fortnightly payments of $82.50 (inc GST)

Have more questions?  

Or call 1300 969 560 to speak to Beverley Chambers about the best course for you.