Approx Cost:
$30.00. This covers the cost of some craft materials and sewing notions during the course. The pattern and fabric for the garment are purchased separately and are an additional cost.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

Year 9 Materials Technology (textile based) is helpful but not essential.

Course Outline:
  • Students examine given contexts that need to be solved, both individually and in a group.
  • They investigate a range of materials, factors and influences surrounding the context and develop a brief. 
  • They design and develop the final product, planning the needed resources and time management.
  • Practical skills are a very important part of the programme and are taught throughout students’ work. 

There is emphasis on the high quality of the finished products created.


Assessment will be by assignments/projects, practical skills and performance with emphasis on the technology process.

Where Does It Lead:

NCEA Construction and Mechanical Technologies, Levels 1, 2 and 3.  This course may also lead to fashion and design courses at polytechnics and universities.

For further information see:
Mrs E Paterson.