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New Zealand Certificate in Fashion

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
International Close Date: Please enquire

Deliver on your design aspirations and learn the conceptual and construction skills needed to meet fashion industry expectations.

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.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$3,360 - $3,870 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160
International costs
$11,290 per year
International Levy
$261.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,550 - $3,950 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160
International costs
$11,630 per year
International Levy
$261.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

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.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • 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.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.5 Academic

  • 5.0 Speaking
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Listening

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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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.

New Zealand Certificate in Fashion

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Deliver on your design aspirations and learn the conceptual and construction skills needed to meet fashion industry expectations.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2630
Next Starts February 2021
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date Please enquire
Credits 60
Level 4
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2630-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$3,360 - $3,870 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160
International costs
$11,290 per year
International Levy
$261.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$3,550 - $3,950 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$160
International costs
$11,630 per year
International Levy
$261.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Additional Entry 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.

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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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