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New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 21 June 2019

Intake2: 01 July 2019 to 08 November 2019

Duration:

17 weeks full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 60

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand the fashion supply chain internationally and locally
  • Identify and describe potential pathways within fashion
  • Apply basic technical skills and knowledge when producing fashion items
  • Communicate fashion design concepts to internal and external stakeholders
  • Apply knowledge of fashion marketing when liaising with internal and external stakeholders

CF401 Fashion Design and Production One

CF402 Fashion Design and Production Two

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $945.00 (GST Included)

The direct material costs cover the fabric, tools and equipment students need to complete the requirements of the programme.

International Fees can be found here.

The aims of the qualification are for students to gain entry-level skills and knowledge of the fashion industry.  The fashion industry and creative and cultural sector in Aotearoa New Zealand will benefit by having people trained in fashion to support operations.

Graduates will be able to apply introductory skills and knowledge of fashion to assist in areas such as design, styling, retail/merchandising, and basic garment construction.

School Leavers
Students must be a minimum of 17 years at the start of their course and ideally have NCEA Level 2 or 3.

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 1 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years.

They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Notwithstanding the above admissions categories, in exceptional circumstances, a mature aged applicant who can show evidence of the ability to succeed in the programme may be considered for admission provided the applicant has successfully completed an approved course or programme, which is deemed to prepare graduates for the required academic standard for entry.

Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Language Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4):

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required  of the programme of study and  with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years.

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) – Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) – Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examinations – FCE or FCE for Schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill. OET at Grade C in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL – Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PToE (Academic) score of 42
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 42
  • Language Cert – B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS

An NZQA approved English Language proficiency test, where the student has achieved an  outcome that is equivalent or better than those  scores listed for Internationally recognised English language  proficiency tests above in relation to the  level of intended programme of study, or

Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.  

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  1. Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  2. Have successfully completed a Bachelor‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  3. Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  4. Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) full-time over six months or part-time over one year

(Please Note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement).

Successful completion of this qualification provides a pathway for entry into the Bachelor of Fashion (Design and Technology).

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