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Certificate in Apparel + Fashion Technology

This course is available


Level of Study



1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2025


Manukau Campus


In this programme students learn and apply industrial machinery techniques and terminology necessary for fashion garment construction. Students are introduced to fabric technology, patternmaking and creative fashion design.

Students learn to use industry-specific construction methods to make a range of full garments including skirts, tops, and trousers. Students will learn industry relevant skills to start their journey into the world of sustainable and commercial fashion design.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Entry-level Machine Operator
  • Trainee Machinist
  • Production Assistant
  • Cutting Room Assistant
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Quality Control

Entry criteria

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

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

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

Workplace communication skills

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