NZ Fashion Tech

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Overview

NZ Fashion Tech is New Zealand’s leading educator in the fashion and sewn products industries. An award winning fashion and garment Technology College, registered and accredited with the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

NZ Fashion Tech has an excellent relationship, and works very closely, with the ATITO (Apparel and Textile Industry Training Organisation), and is considered by them to be one of the best practical technical trainers to the industry in the country.

NZ Fashion Tech serves a diverse group of sewn products industries throughout New Zealand. These include both domestic and export manufacturers who all share a common shortage of skilled staff.

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Our History

NZ Fashion Tech was founded in 1995, by directors Kevin Smith and Val Marshall-Smith. Both have over 35 years experience within the fashion, garment technology and training industries.

From owning their own International Fashion business in 1974 to both working extensively since the 1980’s as professional tutors and training managers for industry organisation ATITO (Apparel and Textile Training Organisation).

NZ Fashion Tech serves a diverse group of sewn products industries throughout New Zealand. These include both domestic and export manufacturers who all share a common shortage of skilled staff.

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Our Values

NZ Fashion Tech believes in the future of a viable, profitable, internationally competitive New Zealand industry, focused on the delivery of quality workmanship with a multi- skilled and flexible workforce who contribute positively to New Zealand’s economic and social development.

Our Programmes

At NZ Fashion Tech our programme content is directly linked to industry needs. This ensures that your new skills are in demand and that you can look forward to a bright and exciting future in fashion.

Our helpful, caring and supportive tutorial staff have years of valuable industry experience to share.

We use a process of step by step learning, blending industry specific skills, communication, work and study skills. An average ratio of 15 students per tutor, allowing for the individual learning needs of students.

A key component to our programmes is our requirement for compulsory work experience placement for students. This is a valuable introduction to the industry and often leads to employment opportunities – Take a look at our success stories for examples of this in action.

Over 270 graduates have been placed in full time employment in the last 2 years.

NZ Fashion Tech is considered one of the best technical trainers in the country by the Apparel and Textile Industry Training Organisation (ATITO) Our highly sought after Certificates and Diploma are backed by NZQA National Qualifications.

To view what programmes we offer click here.

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Contact Information and Campus Locations

NZ Fashion Tech have three campuses in Auckland and one in the centre of Wellington.

Central Auckland

Level 2, Call Plus House
110 Symonds St
Auckland 1010

Telephone: (09) 309 5040
Fax: (09) 309 5044

South Auckland – Manukau

Level 1, 22 Amersham Way,
Manukau,
Auckland 2104

Telephone: (09) 262 1665
Fax: (09) 262 1664

West Auckland – New Lynn

Suite 2, First Floor
3091 Great North Road
New Lynn

Telephone: (09) 827 9133
Fax: (09) 827 9134

Wellington

Level 5, Plimmer Tower
Lambton Quay
Wellington

Telephone: (04) 472 8128
Fax: (04) 472 8125

For general enquiries please contact us on 0800 800 300 or email enquiries@nzfashiontech.ac.nz.

Head Office, Level 1, 90 Symonds St, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Phone: New Zealand 0800 800 300 International +64 (0)9 309 5020