Otago Polytechnic

Fashion Skills


Dunedin - please meet at the School of Design Office, Floor 5, H Block, Forth St campus on the first day (class held in H415 Construction Studio)

Two days, 10.00am-4.00pm

On campus

Wed 11 and Thurs 12 July 2018
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    11 July 2018
Do you love fashion and design?

Come and join us at the School of Design for a two-day, hands-on workshop where you will explore fashion making in a creative and fun environment.

All patternmaking and construction techniques will focus on sustainable fashion industry practices.

This course is offered in the mid-year school holidays so secondary students can take advantage of this opportunity.

Please note: This course has no credits or achievement standards attached but it could be subject to STAR funding. Please discuss this with your school careers advisor. 

Entry criteria
  • Secondary school students must be in Year 11, 12 or 13.
Course content

Learn various introductory patternmaking, construction and making techniques to create your own fashion outcome - perhaps an accessory or a garment. Gain valuable skills that will support an application into the New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) and Bachelor of Design (Fashion).

There is also an opportunity to engage with sustainable practice through upcycling of materials.

The course can be STAR funded through your school, however it does not have any credits attached. The idea is to give participants a range of skills that will enable them to produce better NCEA outcomes in Textile Technology plus begin to develop a Fashion/Design portfolio for application to our fashion programmes.

What to bring
  • Enthusiasm and an open mind
  • A4 drawing pad, pen, pencils, eraser
  • Basic sewing kit (including a measuring tape, pins, paper scissors and fabric scissors).

Otago Polytechnic, H Block (corner of Union and Forth Streets), Dunedin.

Please meet at the School of Design Office, Floor 5, H Block on the first day.

Class held in H415 Construction Studio.

How to apply

Complete the online application form or visit our campus on Forth St, Dunedin.


Talk to your school's Career Advisor or apply to Otago Polytechnic directly.

Careers Advisors

Please email PamH@op.ac.nz or phone 0800 762 786 for more information and to arrange enrolment of the student. 


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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