Sewing and Garment Construction
This practical, entry level programme is designed to take you from little (or no) sewing experience to becoming proficient in using a variety of industrial machines (including : automatic sewers, overlockers, cover seamers and binders) to create complete garments. Students are taught machine handling skills, production sewing and full garment construction techniques to industry standard.
Garments manufactured include: skirts, shorts, sweatshirts, bodices and business shirts. Included within these garments is a range of specialised piecework skills (button holes, invisible zips, jean zips, mock pockets, patch pockets, jett pockets, darts, collars, cuffs, plackets to name just a few).
This programme creates the opportunity for employment or to run your own small business from home – Sewtec offers ongoing business mentoring to support your business startup.
Student loans and allowances are available. You may be eligible for Fees-Free study in 2018 if you are a first time tertiary student or have studied less than 60 credits at level 3 (outside of school) – Click here to see if you qualify.
Highlights of the course
- Practical hands-on programme designed to assist skill building and machinist competency
- Sew a variety of complete garments using fully industrial machines
- Opportunities for work experience and real-life clients
- All materials and manuals are provided
- Modern premises with modern machines
- Setting up your own business option – business plans and marketing workshops
- Text books, manuals, fabric supplied
- New Zealand Certificate in Apparel and Fashion Technology (Level 3)
- 36 weeks
- East Tamaki and New Lynn campuses
- Days Mon to Thurs
- Allow one day self-directed study per week
- Refer to the prospectus for the course fee.
- Entry level machine operator or trainee machinist
- Cutting room assistant
- Warehouse assistant
- Quality control
Further study options