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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 can’t thank NZAF and their tutors enough for the wonderful experience I have had over the past year at the Academy. I arrived with virtually no sewing experience and a lot of nerves. I was worried my lack of experience would cause me to struggle through the Diploma. I couldn’t have been more wrong! NZAF and their tutors made learning a very pleasant and rewarding experience. The tutors have lots of excellent tips and tricks to make our garments look fabulous.  
Holly Chalk

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

NZ Academy of Fashion has Centre Approval for 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. 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. NZAF does have interest free instalment plans available.

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