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New Zealand Academy of Fashion

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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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I was looking for a course that would teach me patternmaking and the Saturday Patternmaking course ticked all the boxes, it was part time and we started from the basics so didn’t have to know too much before, although it helped to know a bit about constructing a garment.  Terry our tutor was fantastic, guided us and gave us plenty of time,  and the best thing was being able to do it part time.  I loved having a challenge and working to deadlines, after all there is no pressure to complete whe…
Sharon Steed - Advanced Tailoring 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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