Certificate in Apparel + Fashion Technology

This Level 3 programme gives graduating students a wide range of core production skills common to all sewn products industries.

The certificate can lead to entry-level employment as a machine operator, production or cutting room assistant, provide pathways into specific sections of the industry and is a firm foundation for further career development. 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 patternmaking.

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Key dates

Feb Intake 10 • 02 • 20
July Intake 27 • 07 • 20

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Duration

38 Weeks, full-time in Auckland + Manukau + Wellington

Qualification

Certificate in Apparel + Fashion Technology (Level 3) 120 credits

Costs

Domestic $7,517
International $18,200
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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.

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Programme Overview

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

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Further Learning

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.

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Key Information for Students

NZ Government key information link for students, that provides more information to support your decision making for this programme

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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

Trainee Machinist

Production Assistant

Cutting Room Assistant

Warehouse Assistant

Quality Control

Industry Partners

Fashion + Sustainability

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