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New Zealand Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 6) - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 6
Dates:

Intake1: 11 February 2019 to 08 November 2019

Duration:

One year full-time

or

Two years part time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

The aim of this qualification is for students to gain skills in design and production of fashion projects from initial concept, through to the completion of fashion garments and to be able to communicate their design outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.  Students will also gain an understanding of business-related processes within the fashion industry.

DF601 Fashion Design and Production (Specialised)

DF602 Fashion Design and Production (Competition)

DF603 Fashion Design and Production (Costume)

DF604 Fashion Design and Production (Client)

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs $2901

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.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply technical solutions to resolve design outcomes
  • Manage a complex fashion design project from concept to completion
  • Demonstrate understanding of business-related processes within the fashion design industry
  • Evaluate and critique own fashion design work, and the work of others
  • Research, generate and communicate design concepts of a fashion design outcome to internal and external stakeholders

Successful completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Fashion (Level 5), or application by academic qualification.

School Leavers
Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age, have completed a minimum of four years’ secondary education, and have attained a minimum of 12 NCEA credits at Level 2.

Mature Applicants
Applicants over the age of 20 years will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. 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 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:

NZ2640 New Zealand Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 6): 

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 alscores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examinations - FCE or FCE for schools or CAE, or CPE with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.  OET at Grade C in all sub-tests.
  • NZCEL – Level 4 with the Academic endorsement
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PToE (Academic score of 50)
  • City and Guilds IESOL – B2 Communicator with a score of 66
  • Language Cert – C1 Expert 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 intendeprogramme 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 NZ 2640 New Zealand Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 6) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the NZ 2640 New Zealand Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 6)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the NZ 2640 New Zealand Diploma in Fashion Design (Level 6) full-time over one year or part-time over two years

(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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