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NZ Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology

(Level 3)

$6,700 NZD - Domestic (Fees-Free, student loans & allowances available to eligible students)

$18,000 NZD - International


(Limited seats) &

New Lynn 

(Seats full)

36 Weeks



No experience? No problem! Start your journey here. Our entry-level programme is specially designed with you in mind and will build your proficiency in using a variety of industrial machines (including automatic sewers, overlockers, cover seamers and binders). You’ll soon be creating complete garments with confidence.

Career Pathways :

  • Entry-level machine operator or trainee machinist

  • Cutting room assistant

  • Warehouse assistant

  • Quality control

What you will learn :

Students are taught machine handling skills, production sewing and full garment construction techniques to industry standard. Garments manufactured include skirts, shorts, sweatshirts, bodices and business shirts. Included within these garments is a range of specialised piecework skills (buttonholes, invisible zips, jean zips, mock pockets, patch pockets, Jett pockets, darts, collars, cuffs, plackets to name just a few).


This programme creates the opportunity for employment or to run your own small business or for you to step into the fashion industry and be a success in it. 


Intake now - course starts 9th August 2021

Entry Criteria

The applicant must be at least the age of 16 years.

Successfully complete a 2-day FREE trial.

For International enquiries, please contact us on:

0800 739 832 (within NZ)

+64 9 520 4653 (outside NZ)



  • Practical hands-on programme designed to assist skill-building and machinist competency

  • Sew a variety of complete garments using fully industrial machines

  • Opportunities for work experience and real-life clients

  • All materials and manuals are provided

  • Modern premises with modern machines

  • Setting up your own business option – business plans and marketing workshops

  • Textbooks, manuals, fabric supplied