Certificate in Apparel + Fashion Technology Course Outline
This programme is aimed at students who have little or no previous industrial sewing experience, and is designed to give graduates a wide range of core production skills common to all sewn products industries.
It will lead to entry level employment, provide pathways into specific sections of the industry and is a firm foundation for entry into the Certificate in Pattern Design or other future career choices.
This entry-level programme teaches practical, hands-on, technical skills used to construct full garments. Become familiar with industrial machinery, techniques and terminology necessary for fashion garment construction, and be introduced to fabric technology and pattern-making.
Learn to use industry-specific construction methods - such as collars, pockets, plackets, zips, facings and more - to make a range of full garments including skirts, shirts and trousers.
What you will Learn
• Care and use of industrial sewing machinery
• Hand cutting and laying up
• Industry construction techniques and full garment construction
• Introduction to pattern-making and fabric technology
• Workplace disciplines and communication skills
Most students who graduate from the NZ Certificate in Apparel + Fashion Technology go on to complete the NZ Certificate in Apparel Fashion (Patternmaking) and NZ Diploma in Apparel and Fashion Technology.
Key Information for Students
Susan BarterTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
30 years as a designer, practitioner and maker in the Fashion industry was a gateway to the academic world where Susan completed a Masters of Art & Design at AUT.Continue reading
Christina DohertyTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Christina has made wonderful and diverse career out of Fashion Design, focusing on lingerie design + women's outer-wear.Continue reading
Angela NewsonTutor – Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Angela holds a Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology from Massey University, where on completion she was bestowed the Clothing Institute Award for Tailoring.Continue reading
Catherine AndertonTutor – Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Catherine Anderton has over 25 years’ experience in the fashion and costume industry. She has worked in film, television and theatre, contributing to the construction and maintenance of costumes on set.Continue reading
Pip StevensonTutor – Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Pip has been working in the Fashion Industry since completing her Bachelor of Design (Fashion) at Otago Polytechnic in 2002.Continue reading
Serena IrelandTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Serena’s pathway to fashion has been infused with a rich tapestry of music and travel.Continue reading
Raelene Puru-PeriTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Since completing her studies, Raelene has worked in many areas of the fashion industry, with a specialisation in pattern-making. Continue reading
Hermione MarchTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Hermione studied at Fashion Tech before working in repairs and alterations and co-founding an accessories label. Continue reading
Heather HohenbergerTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Heather has been involved in the Fashion Industry since she and her husband bought a fashion production company in 1980.Continue reading
Doula MatheosTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Doula graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology from Wellington Polytechnic, and achieved 2 awards in the DuPont Lycra Fashion Awards.Continue reading
Di McCreanorTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Di has been involved in the fashion industry for many years, beginning with studying fashion at Wellington Polytech in 1984.Continue reading
Claire PalmerTutor - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Claire Palmer started her career in the fashion industry after graduating from Wellington Polytechnic.Continue reading
Rosalind BlackProgramme Developer - Whitecliffe Fashion Tech
Roz has over 30 years’ experience in the apparel industry working in diverse areas starting in clothing production as a sewing machinist.Continue reading
Where could this programme take you?
Most students who graduate from the Certificate in Fashion Technology go on to complete the Certificate in Pattern Design and Diploma in Fashion Technology programmes.
Jobs related to this programme
Entry-level Machine Operator
Cutting Room Assistant
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