Certificate in Fashion




  • Christchurch

    Jul 20 - Dec 11, 2020

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Fashion is all about expressing ideas on a personal and global level and no other industry uses the media to quite the same degree. And just as fashion is always moving forwards, the technology behind the industry is constantly evolving too.

You’ll be learning from the best as our tutors are all top professionals from every area of the industry. In 20 weeks, you’ll have the core skills to get you working in design, styling, visual merchandising, pattern-making and garment construction. You’ll also gain in-depth knowledge of how the fashion industry works and the possible job opportunities or career paths.

Competition is fierce but if you make the cut, you’ll be ready to start working your way up in the industry, or take the next step with our Diploma in Fashion (Level 5).

What you'll learn

Design Communication

Learn about fashion drawing and design development techniques and gain basic software and digital skills to create digital formats and hand-drawn illustrations. You will be introduced to basic research and design development skills.

Fashion Communication

In this module, you’ll learn how fashion brands present and market their designs.

We’ll explore the role of the stylist in clothing, hair and makeup, as well as about working with photographers. And because fashion and marketing go hand in hand, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of visual merchandising and marketing.

Garment Technology

Learn about the fashion manufacturing process, starting with the fundamentals of pattern-making, garment construction and textiles, through to how garments are made for designer couture to large-scale manufacturing.

What you should know


Domestic students

$3,500.95 + $170 Student Services Levy + $175 Course Related Costs*

*Course Related Cost  - Covers software licensing for student use on campus for the period of 1 year. This amount can be covered by studylink's courses related cost loan.

(Eligible For 'fees-free' study)

International students

$10,500 + $850 course fee

Entry Requirements

Domestic students must be at least 16 years old and have NCEA Level 2, or equivalent. International students need to be at least 18 years old. You will need to attend an interview and supply samples of creative work. If your first language is not English, you must demonstrate English language proficiency at IELTS level 5.5. (General or Academic), with no band lower than 5.0.

Once you have successfully completed this course, develop your skills further with the New Zealand Diploma in Fashion.

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Qualifications are issued by Yoobee Colleges. Yoobee Colleges is a Category 1 Provider, the highest rating a school can be awarded by the Government.

Term dates are subject to change, pending enrolment numbers, availability and any unforeseen funding fluctuations. Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify schedules to make sure the College runs well and student are offered the best learning experience.

Interested in kicking off your career?

Our brochure explores everything you need to know including an outline of study options, key information about enrolment, and all our campuses spread around New Zealand.

New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 4 in response to COVID-19. This means all our campuses are shut to students until further notice. We have invested in digital tools in order to stream the delivery of all of our programs and we foresee minimal disruption to our current and future students. Delivery of streamed online classes have already begun. Please go to our parent company, UP Education for further information including the tertiary student information bulletin from the Ministry of Education.