Starting your career in the Fashion Industry

At NZ Fashion Tech our programme content is directly linked to industry needs. This ensures that your new skills are in demand and that you can look forward to a bright and exciting future in fashion.

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Our Programmes

Learn about the programmes we offer and how you can kick-start your career in the fashion industry.

Fashion Technology

Certificate in Fashion Technology

This level 3 programme gives graduating students a wide range of core production skills common to all sewn products industries.

It can lead to entry level employment as a machine operator, production or cutting room assistant, provide pathways into specific sections of the industry and is a firm foundation for further career development.

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Pattern Design

Certificate in Pattern Design

This level 4 programme builds on skills learnt in the Certificate in Fashion Technology programme and offers a wide range of core pattern making, cutting and production skills.

It can lead to entry level employment opportunities such as machinist or trainee sample machinist with entry level pattern making/cutting skills, junior pattern maker, assistant cutter, or production assistant, and provide pathways into specific sections of the industry

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Diploma in Fashion Technology

This level 5 programme is designed to follow NZ Fashion Tech’s Certificate programmes and provide an opportunity for people with core skills and interest in the fashion industry.

You will gain an advanced qualification that will increase your prospects of employment.

It offers textile, apparel and production technology, specification sheet production, CAD/CAM, and advanced skills in pattern making and garment construction culminating in a runway presentation of student designed garments.

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Contact info

Head Office:
Level 3, Spartik House, 6-8 Edward Wayte Place, Auckland 1023.


  • 0800 800 300
  • +64 (0)9 309 5020
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