NCEA Level 1 Textiles Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Sandes

Recommended Prior Learning

An interest in Fashion and Textiles.

The main focus of study at this level is to explore fabrics and textiles in the fashion industry. Students will focus on designing and constructing a garment or textile item of their choice. During the course students will work through the design process and carry out detailed research and experimentation with fabrics and construction methods in order to make decisions about their final outcome. The basics of fashion drawing, research and evaluation will be an integral part of their work. Up to 20 credits are available from a selection of Achievement Standards.

NCEA Level 1

*No prior experience required

Learning Areas:

Textiles Technology


NCEA Level 2 Textiles Technology

Career Pathways

Market Research Analyst, Printer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Print Finisher, Secondary School Teacher, Textile Process Operator, Garment Technician, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Industrial Designer, Conservator, Curator, Diversional Therapist, Graphic Pre-press Worker, Visual Merchandiser, Engineering Machinist, Exhibition and Collections Technician, Artist, Tailor/Dressmaker

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$40 for materials such as toile fabric and interfacings which are provided by the school. Students must also provide their own fabric for their chosen garments. This is usually $30-$50 per garment. Because there is a choice of design and fabric, this cost can be reduced.


Burnside High School may change any costs, courses or standards offered without notice.