Level 1 Textiles Technology

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Teague-Schellekens

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Textiles, 10Art, 10 DVC or 10TEM would be beneficial due to the design aspect of these courses

In 2023, this Class and Course is part of the National Pilot for the new NCEA changes that start in 2024. It is a priviledge to be ahead of the game. As part of the Pilot, students gain credits in these new standards. In 2022 Level 1 Textiles was part of the mini Pilot lead by the Ministry of Education. This is a continuation of this introductory stage.

The student focus during this course is:

To understand and follow the Design Thinking Process

To develop understanding for the processes of manipulation and/or transformation to create an outcome  

To use Feedback (Korero) to refine an outcome and inform the 'fitness for purpose' of the outcome 

To gain confidence in reflecting and evaluating  an outcomes 'fitness for purpose' through manipulation and/or transformation to an outcome 

To gain confidence in reflecting and evaluating the application of sustainable practices in the development of materials and processing technology design

To apply sustainable practices and making relevant refinements to enhance the sustainable practices to a technology design

Subject Overview

Semester A
Semester Topic - Identity - Hoodie

Cover one external and internal Achievement Standard
92012(internal) - Develop ad Materials and Processing outcome for an authentic context considering fitness for purpose - Topic - "Identity"
92015(external) - Select and test materials and techniques for a feasible Materials and Processing outcome

Semester B
Semester Topic - Upcycling - Recycling, repurpose, reuse

Begin the next two Achievement Standards. Again one external and one internal.
92013(internal) - transform, manipulate or combine different materials to develop a Materials and Processing Technology outcome
92014(external) - Apply sustainable practices to a Materials and Processing design

Learning Areas:

Food and Fabric, Hangarau - Technology


Level 2 Textiles Technology

If your passion is clearly in fashion and textiles or any branch of this subject area, then:
If you are wanting to take this further as a career, this course enables you to enrol in a Degree in Fashion Design at Massey (Wellington) or Otago University or a Fashion Design course at ARA in Christchurch.
If you are interested in developing Textiles as a career a Degree in Textiles is possible at Massey university in Wellington:
Massey University (Wellington) - Bachelors Degree with Honours - all the degrees below are connected to Soft Materials Technology and the Technology Process
Concept Design
Fashion Design
Integrated Design
Spatial Design
Textile Design

Career Pathways

Printer, Textile Process Operator, Garment Technician, Cutter, Fashion Designer, Sewing Machinist, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Conservator, Patternmaker, Engineering Machinist, Importer/Exporter, Artist, Collision Repair Technician, Tailor/Dressmaker

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Cost $40 includes the fabrics and extras required for their first take home garment

No stationary required as we are entirely digital. we use the Google Classroom as our platform.