Year 12 Textiles and Fashion Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Pedersen

In this course, one skills based project will be constructed, followed by the major design based project. 

First skills based project - This project is to develop students skills and vocabulary, there is an NCEA assessment linked to this, past projects have been, bomber jackets, semi tailored trousers, semi tailored jackets. Past garments from this have gone on to win at the Bernina fashion awards.

Second design driven project - This project includes internal and external assessment. The technological process is followed throughout the project in which a solution is developed for a given brief. The brief is analysed and a need and related issues are identified by each individual student. Past projects have included jackets, ball dresses and high end streetwear. The students will be guided by the technological process which involves research, planning, time management, design, construction and ongoing evaluation. The final solution may be for the student or a client. The assessment choices will be tailored to meet the needs of the individual student. Again garments from this project have been successful at the Bernina fashion awards, including winning 2019 Northland designer of the year.

Students will also have exposure to a variety of experiences as available, in the past this has included, attending fashion week, a digital printing course at AUT, material research trips to Auckland, meeting industry professionals.

• Planning and time management
• Fashion design, structural and decorative design
• Advanced pattern preparation and alteration
• Construction techniques
• Fabric testing
• Research & development


Year 13 Textiles and Fashion Technology

Contributions and Equipment

Take home component: $60.00 (optional)
1 A3 Clearfile
1 A4 Clearfile (80 page)
Students also have the option to purchase more specialised materials, equipment or resources for their individual projects (e.g: developing screens for printing vs hand cut, pine vs rimu) they will need to be mindful of this when working through the design process.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Textile and Fashion Technology or other Technology subject. Students should also have gained their 10 Literacy credits

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91337 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.30 - Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas
A.S. 91345 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 2.21 - Implement advanced procedures using textile materials to make a specified product with special features
A.S. 91356 v3 Generic Technology 2.3 - Develop a conceptual design for an outcome
A.S. 91357 v3 Generic Technology 2.4 - Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
A.S. 91626 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.26 - Draft a pattern to interpret a design for a garment
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 6

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.