his certificate is a great pathway towards working in the fashion industry or undertaking further study. We’ll introduce you to a range of textiles and the basic skills of fashion design, and you’ll gain entry-level skills in patternmaking and garment construction.
Learn the skills needed to meet fashion industry expectations and explore your design aspirations.
This certificate is a great pathway towards working in the fashion industry or undertaking further study. We’ll introduce you to a range of textiles and the basic skills of fashion design, and you’ll gain entry-level skills in patternmaking and garment construction.
We’ll also show you how the industry works and what goes on in a range of workplaces.
At the end of the course, you'll be able to make a range of basic garments and apply these skills in a garment production workshop, under the direction of a designer or production manager.
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.
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
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