Level 3 Fashion and Design Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Y. Pochon

This course is for students who are highly passionate and motivated towards a career where innovation and problem solving are desirable. They will continue to develop and enhance skills learnt over the past two years, resulting in creative and individual garments and fashion illustrations.

This course is for students who have successfully completed L1 & L2 Fashion Design. The emphasis is on taking the knowledge gained and using that to design and create dynamic and innovative clothing. There is an expectation that students will be highly motivated and keen to work on their designs both in and out of school. Students will learn how to draft patterns from measurements to create a “block” that will then be used as a basis for further complex garment construction. There will be two major projects which will have common themes linking all the achievement standards together, resulting in both an actual and virtual collection of garments by the end of the year.

As with L1 & L2, all construction work for the AS must be completed in class time under supervision. There is an increased level of personal research which must be undertaken for the year’s project to be successful.

An additional 3 credit external Achievement Standard is also available. Scholarship is also available in this subject. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 for consumables

Entry Guidelines

Minimum of 12 Technology credits at Level 2.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91610 v3 Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
A.S. 91621 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.21 - Implement complex procedures using textile materials to make a specified product
A.S. 91623 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.23 - Implement complex procedures to create an applied design for a specified product
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

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.