New Zealand Certificate in Fashion - Pending Approval.xml New Zealand Certificate in Fashion

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NZ Certificate in Fashion
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CertificateFull time - 17 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

NZ2630

Domestic

$3,300 – $3,600

Starts

February, July

International

$10,400 – $11,000 Per Semeter

Credits

60

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

4

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street Campus

Content

This certificate is a great pathway to working in the fashion industry or to further study.

You will gain entry-level skills in pattern-making and garment construction. By working alongside our local industry we'll show you how the industry works and what goes on in a range of workplaces. We'll also introduce you to a range of textiles and the basic skills of fashion design.

At the end of the course you should be able to apply these skills in a garment production workshop, under the direction of a designer or production manager. You'll be ready to work in fashion retail, with an understanding of how garments are made and marketed, and you'll be able to make a range of basic garment types.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
  • You are required to supply a 300 word statement expressing your interest in working within the Fashion Industry. You may also be required to attend an interview.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note :

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

If the programme is oversubscribed applicants will be ranked based on all information provided.

Next steps

To apply for this programme, please:

  • Complete an application form

Application documents

Career opportunities

Our programme will set you up for fashion industry jobs such as an assistant patternmaker, garment technician, assistant machinist, cutter's assistant, retail merchandising, assistant or production assistant. It's also an ideal stepping stone to further study in this dynamic industry.

Study pathways

As a graduate of this certificate you'll have great basic technical skills. If you want to progress further down the path to becoming a production manager, a stylist, a fashion retailer, or an independent fashion designer, you may wish to advance to our degree programme, the Bachelor of Design (Fashion Technology and Design). If you have good results in the certificate, you can apply by submitting a portfolio workbook and written statement along with your degree application. Staff will advise you on how to put together a strong application.