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Where Fashion Careers Begin

We aim to provide each student with personalised attention that will enable them to enter the fashion industry with the utmost expertise and confidence by equipping them with the skills and practical experience in the process from concept to design and execution.

Personalised attention to individual students in the small tutor to student ratio is vital to the philosophy of the Academy.
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Before I started the Diploma I thought it would be like a hobby course, but it was way more extensive than I thought it would be, which was good!  I felt like I learnt so much more than I expected.  I love the process of being able to draw up a pattern in my own design and then make it up, it is always exciting.   Patternmaking has been my most difficult subject but it has opened up a new skill.  Using the patternmaking template is like discovering a magic tool.   I would love to design my…
Victoria Stewart - Diploma 2014

PAA\VQ-SET Diploma in Apparel Production (QCF)

NZ Academy of Fashion has Centre Approval from PAA\VQ-SET in the UK. We adhere to the strict policies of the Qualifications and Credit Framework. (QCF) is the national credit transfer system for education qualification in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Because of this affiliation the Academy does not operate within the NZQA framework. This means that students enrolled in any of our courses are NOT eligible for a student loan. NZAF does have interest free instalment plans available.

Our courses are not full time and while international students are welcome to enrol in them if in New Zealand on valid visa, the courses do not create eligibility for a student visa to study in New Zealand.

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

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