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Certificate in Fashion
Certificate in Fashion

Certificate in Fashion

  • ID:CPIT640033
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,881.67
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,733.33
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
  • TuitionFee/Month:$1,881.67
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,733.33
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
Estimated Total/program:
$28,390.02
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 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.

English requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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 AraExamination 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.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

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.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

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.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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