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Certificate in Fashion Technology (Level 3)

NZ Fashion Tech
38 weeks
Diploma / certificate
On campus
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About this program

This programme is aimed at students who have little or no previous industrial sewing experience, and is designed to give graduates a wide range of core production skills common to all sewn products industries.

It will lead to entry level employment, provide pathways into specific sections of the industry and is a firm foundation for entry into the Certificate in Pattern Design or other further career development.


After completing this certificate, you will receive the following qualification: New Zealand Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology (Level 3)

What you will learn

Some of the skills you will learn on the Certificate in Fashion Technology are:

- The care and use of the industrial plain sewing and overlocking machines
- Garment construction to industry standards
- Production run exercises
- Hand cutting and laying
- Workplace disciplines and communication skills

Career Options

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

After completing the Certificate in Fashion Technology some of the career options open to you are:

  • Entry level machine operator or trainee machinist
  • Production assistant
  • Cutting room assistant
  • Warehouse assistant
  • Quality control
  • Further training within NZ Fashion Tech on the Certificate in Pattern Design

Further Learning

Other programmes you can progress on to:

  • Certificate in Pattern Design Technology
  • Diploma in Fashion Technology

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Applicants must have workplace communication skills and some medical conditions may preclude entry due to health and safety requirements.

About this institute

NZ Fashion Tech is New Zealand’s leading educator in the fashion and sewn products industries. An award winning fashion and garment technology college, registered and accredited with the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA) NZ Fashion Tech has an excellent relationship, and...

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