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Certificate in Apparel + Fashion Technology – Patternmaking

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Level of Study



38 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Wellington Campus


This programme will broaden your understanding of the terminology and techniques used in fashion garment production.

Students study body measurement, create blocks for men, women, and children, and learn to make, adapt, test-fit, and grade a range of patterns for outerwear garments. Students extend their fabric knowledge, and learn computer tasks for garment production whilst continuing their journey into the realm of commercial fashion design.

Where could this programme take you?

Most students who graduate from the Certificate in Pattern Design go on to complete the Diploma in Fashion Technology programme.

Entry criteria

Minimum Age: Students must turn 18 within their first year of study at Whitecliffe

IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent

Students must have completed 10 years of schooling and achievement equivalent to the NCEA Level 2 qualification

Students must have completed the Level 3 Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology qualification or be able to demonstrate: Equivalent industry experience; Workplace communication skills; A competent level of literacy and numeracy

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