The programme will allow students to:
- Gain skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to working or further training in the apparel design and patternmaking sector.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills to standards recognised by the industry sector as appropriate.
- Develop work habits and practice appropriate for further training and employment in the apparel design and patternmaking sector.
The following unit standards are compulsory:
US2847 Demonstrate knowledge of clothing production, finishing, and storage systems
US17914 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace practice in the apparel or textile industry
US17915 Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in the apparel or textile industry
A minimum of 27 credits must be selected from the following:
US2832 Measure people for outerwear fitment
US2835 Construct pattern blocks for children's clothing
US2839 Grade patterns for adults' trousers and skirts
US13387 Construct pattern blocks for women's outerwear
US13388 Construct pattern blocks for men's outerwear
US2840 Input garment patterns into a clothing CADCAM system and plot patterns
US2841 Grade patterns using a clothing CADCAM system
A minimum of 10 credits must be selected from the following or from anywhere on the NZQF/DAS at Level 3 or above, as confirmed by the Head of Faculty or delegate:
US15730 Produce conceptual design ideas
Graduates can apply skills required by the textile industry in designing and pattern making and can recognise the workplace practices and safety requirements of the industry. This programme leads to employment in the apparel design and patternmaking sector. Graduates also have the theoretical knowledge that supports further study, such as continuing into SIT's Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology).
For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification, “National Certificate in Clothing Manufacture (Design and Patternmaking) (Level 3)”, they must have:
- attended for not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other scheduled learning activities relating to the programme
- completed all scheduled course work requirements and assessments
- successfully completed assessment requirements for all unit standards and achieved a total of 51 credits.
National Certificates are awarded by NZQA, upon verification of the graduate’s official NZQA Record of Learning.