Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Textiles

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960418

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry - This course follows the learning and project work in Y12 Technology

Learners will work from a self-driven brief to present written and practical solutions. Design planning and construction techniques are emphasised throughout the course. 

Learners will: 

  • Produce a high-quality outcome for their chosen client/s using complex skills. 
  • Through testing and trialing develop a unique piece of fabric. Learners will explore methods of repeat design, this will then be printed commercially for the development of a garment.
  • Using their metre of personally designed fabric learners will construct a high quality garment, this garment could be anything from a formal coat to a delicate dress

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Patternmaker, Tailor/Dressmaker, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Jeweller, Make-up Artist, Model, Photographer, Garment Technician

Course Costs and Equipment

$75 Some patterns and fabric for garment must be purchased by the learner, the majority is provided within the fees


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.