Certificate in Fashion Technology

A full time 38 week, level 3 programme, that gives you a wide range of core production skills common to all sewn products industries.

Come and Visit - Book a TourRead More


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 future career choices.


After completing this certificate, you will receive the following qualification:

- New Zealand Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology (Level 3)

Find out more - 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

Fashion Career Opportunities

Entry Requirements

- Workplace communication skills*

- Some medical conditions may preclude entry due to health and safety requirement

Further Learning

Other programmes you can progress on to:

Certificate in Pattern Design Technology

Diploma in Fashion Technology

Where You Can Study

You can study for this programme at:

Auckland CBD
Manukau CBD
Wellington CBD

Campus Locations

Dates and Times

PC Code: NZ2607
EFT 1.

Intakes in February

The programme is 38 weeks long and the hours are:

Monday – Thursday 8.45am - 3.00pm Friday 8.45am - 2.30pm


Certificate in Fashion Technology:
Fees on application

Approx $400 - Equipment and resources

International students - Should contact us for information on this programme.

Student Loans and Allowances Available

Programme Outline Document

Download the Programme Outline Document, which covers the three programmes that we offer students together with some basic information about NZ Fashion Tech.

Programme Overview Document PDF

Apply Now

Please contact us by phone on 0800 800 300 or by email


NZFT Fam: Annmarie Williams

NZ Fashion Tech Blog


0800 800 300

Contact us for an informal chat about starting your career in the fashion industry and to arrange a visit to one of our campuses.

Please do not include any links in your message as this will cause our mail system to suspect the message as being spam.

Terms and Privacy

We will process information on this form in compliance with our data protection policy and GDPR compliance. You can read the full details here. Please check the box before sending your message to confirm you agree to us collecting and processing your information to reply to your enquiry.

Contact info

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


  • 0800 800 300
  • +64 (0)9 309 5020
  • Fax: +64 (0)9 309 5043