Level 1 Fashion and Design Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Y. Pochon

This course will appeal to students who have a passion for fashion and design and wish to learn the basic skills needed to begin a pathway into a  career where innovation and problem-solving are desirable.

The emphasis of the course is to develop and enhance design and construction skills learnt over years 9 and 10. It is a highly practical course where learning the fundamental basic skills required to follow, adapt and create garments from patterns will be the core focus. Alongside construction skills, students learn how to create simple fashion illustrations, as drawing the figure and garments accurately is essential for a successful designer.

The course requires a high level of commitment, as all the practical work for NCEA is assessed in class. There is a large proportion of research which must be completed out of school. 

All students must be prepared to source their own materials and accessories for all garments that are designed and constructed. (Toile fabric, dyes, and basic sewing materials are supplied). 




Level 2 Fashion and Design Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 consumables

Pathway Tags

Architect, Photojournalist, Graphic designer, Creative Director, Print Production Artist, Art Director, Web Designer, Desktop Publisher, Web Programmer, Web Developer, Marketing Designer, Marketing Director, Illustrator, Communications Manager, Visual Artist, Film Producer, Video Maker


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.