Diploma in Apparel + Fashion Technology

This level 5 programme designed to provide an opportunity for people with core skills and interest in the fashion industry to gain an advanced qualification that will increase their prospects of employment.

The Diploma Programme provides an opportunity for people with core skills and interest in the fashion industry to gain an advanced qualification that will increase their prospects of employment. It offers textile, apparel and production technology, specification sheet production, CAD/CAM, and advanced skills in pattern making and garment construction. The programme culminates in a runway presentation of student-designed garments, The Diploma showcase.

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Key dates

Next Intake 10 • 02 • 20

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Duration

38 weeks, full-time. Auckland + Wellington

Qualification

Diploma in Apparel + Fashion Technology (level 5) 120 Credits

Costs

Domestic* $7,071 (incl GST)
International $18,460 (incl GST)
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Diploma in Apparel + Fashion Technology Course Outline

The Diploma programme pulls together the skills and knowledge of the two Certificate programmes and takes it to another level. You will use and refine advanced technical skills in patternmaking, fit, garment construction and production to create lingerie, swimwear and tailored garments.

Use CAD and pattern aided design (PAD) to make, digitise and grade patterns, and learn to create digital drawings and storyboards. Gain New Zealand qualifications and extend your knowledge of textile technology and garment manufacturing. Commercial fashion design comes to life in exciting design projects, and you will design and make your own mini range for an end of year runway showcase.

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Programme Overview

The Diploma pulls together the skills and knowledge of the two Certificate programmes and takes it to another level. You will use and refine advanced technical sills in pattern-making, fit, garment construction and production to create lingerie, swim-wear and tailored garments.

Use CAD and pattern aided design (PAD) to make, digitise and grade patterns, and learn to create digital drawings and storyboards. Extend your knowledge of textile technology and garment manufacturing.

What you will Learn

• Advanced techniques for pattern adaptation, grading, fit and garment construction

• Design research projects and portfolio production

• Textile, apparel and production technology

• Introduction to CAD/PAD and digital storyboards

Auckland Diploma Showcase

Entry Requirements

• Successful completion of the Certificate in Pattern Design or equivalent industry skills and experience

• Demonstrate effective communication skills appropriate to the workplace

• Achievement of NZQA Unit 17915 or demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current Health and Safety practices

• Demonstrate a level of literacy and numeracy appropriate to the workplace

• Basic computer literacy

• Some medical conditions may preclude entry due to health and safety requirements

Auckland Diploma Showcase

Where you can study

You can study for this programme at:

• Auckland: 67 Symonds Street

• Wellington: Level 4, Ranchhod Tower

Auckland Diploma Showcase

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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Graduate Story: Jermone Taylor

A label at the top of our talent-to-follow list is Not For You. The up and coming star behind the menswear brand is Jerome Taylor, a 27 year-old Wellingtonian who started from humble beginnings. After graduating from NZ Fashion Tech he was selected to show capsule collections in 2016 & 2017 at New Zealand Fashion Week and also showcased his work in Project Fashion Wellington.

Earlier this year he was selected to show at Vancouver Fashion Week where he received international recognition. Vogue China has described his look as “stylish” “unique” and “full of attitude”, and celebrities such as Miss J Alexander have donned his pieces.

Next week he’ll be impressing the fashion industry with his very own show at NZ Fashion Week. With an estimated 300 people attending, it’s shaping up to be an epic show. We recently caught up Jerome to chat through his take of fashion, scroll down to read our full interview with the man himself.

When did your interest in fashion start?

My interest in fashion came from my love of art, in particular graffiti. If you asked me at high school what I wanted to be, never would I have said a fashion designer. Getting into fashion was a progression from my artwork.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love that I have found something that I am good at, that I can do everyday. I have this amazing platform in which I can share with the world but with this I can also empower others and hopefully push anyone to see that if you back yourself you can do anything.

How did you get into the fashion industry?

I studied with NZ Fashion Tech from 2013-2015 and from here I took advantage of every opportunity. My first show outside of studying was at New Zealand Fashion Week 2016, I was then a part of Project Fashion Wellington early 2017, New Zealand Fashion Week for the second time late 2017. Lastly, I showcased in my first international show in Vancouver. I have seized every opportunity and don’t intend to stop!

Why did you choose NZ Fashion Tech? What did you enjoy most about the courses?

I chose NZ Fashion Tech as it was the most hands on with the most practical skills on offer. I wanted to learn the design process from start to finish. I researched multiple courses however NZ Fashion Tech had everything I needed to become a successful designer where I can be a part of the whole process.

What was your favourite work experience at NZ Fashion Tech?

My favourite work experience was Hills Hats as I learnt so much about the whole process of hat making. I also thought it was really cool that the process has remained the same for the past 40+ years.

Tell us about your experience in the Resene NZ Fashion Tech Colour of Fashion competition?

I enjoyed my experience with Resene. I liked the new challenge of working with silk and the new challenges I faced with the fine details of the garments we had to create.

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Where could this programme take you?

Pathway to further qualifications such as our Bachelor of Fine Arts programme (year 2).

Jobs related to this programme

• Fashion Design

• Merchandising

• Fashion Buying

• Fashion Styling

• Pre-production

• Production and Manufacture

• Fashion Retail

• Marketing + Sales in Fashion

Industry Partners

Fashion + Sustainability

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