Approx Cost:
$40.00. This covers the cost of some stationery materials and sewing notions, including interfacing fabrics and mock-up (toile) fabrics and notions. Fabrics and commercial patterns for garments need to be purchased separately.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

Achievement in Level 1 and 2 Technology are desirable, or by negotiation with the HOLA.

Course Outline:

This textile technology course comprises internal and externally assessed NCEA achievement standards from the Construction and Mechanical aspect of the technology curriculum.

  • It will include opportunities for students to further develop skills in fashion knowledge and marketing trends within the textile industry.
  • Develop confidence skills and creativity with fabrics and other materials.
  • Learn more complex construction techniques and design applications.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of generic and subject specific technological terms and processes, including an understanding of the links with their work and global issues such as sustainability and environmental concerns.
Where Does It Lead:

Entry into an appropriate course at Polytechnic, University or Fashion Schools.  Opportunities also exist to enter national design competitions under the banners of creativity and/or expertise in construction.  To any of the many jobs available in the textile/garment industry.

For further information see:
Mrs E Paterson.