NCEA Level 1 Textiles Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Sandes

Recommended Prior Learning

An interest in Fashion and Textiles.

Textiles Technology will enable students to access state-of-the-art equipment including innovative design software, laser cutter, computer-guided embroidery, high-precision Cricut cutting machine, photo-sensitive multi-layered screen printing, and industrial quality sewing machines. 

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. 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:



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

$42 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.