Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Apparel and Fashion Technology
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology » Garment Making
  • Manufacturing » Clothing Manufacture
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the apparel and fashion manufacturing sector with people who are able to use advanced technical skills in patternmaking, garment construction, and production to meet customer requirements and organisational procedures.

This qualification is suitable for experienced people working in the apparel and fashion manufacturing sector and recognises the wide range of specific technical skills and knowledge required to operate as production assistants, merchandise assistants, specification technicians, assistant stylists and assistant designers.

Graduates will be capable of complete self-management of learning and performance within defined contexts.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Create detailed job specifications for a range of structured and unstructured garments.
- Make, adapt, grade, and adjust flat patterns to fit for a range of structured and unstructured garments.
- Apply knowledge of CAD (Computer Aided Design) to a range of structured and unstructured garments.
- Select fabrics and apparel componentry appropriate to the end use for a range of structured and unstructured garments.
- Research, design and present new project or garment design to a customer brief, and respond to feedback to meet customer requirements.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the:
- New Zealand Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology (Level 3) [Ref: 2607], and
- New Zealand Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology (Patternmaking) (Level 4) [Ref: 2608].

On completion of this qualification, graduates may progress onto higher qualifications in fashion design or business management.
Employment pathways
Holders of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work as production assistants, merchandise assistants, specification technicians, assistant stylists and assistant designers in the apparel and fashion manufacturing industry.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
It is recommended that people enrolling in this qualification hold the New Zealand Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology (Level 3) [Ref: 2607] and the New Zealand Certificate in Apparel and Fashion (Patternmaking) (Level 4) [Ref: 2608], or have demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge in the apparel and fashion manufacturing environment.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2606
Status Current
Created 2014-12-11 11:55:07.0
Next Review 2019-12-31 00:00:00.0
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