Course Title: Textile Industry and Textile Manufacturing Economics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Industry and Textile Manufacturing Economics

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Grant Emerson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9149

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 512.01.10

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course will provide you with the theory and knowledge of management, marketing and manufacturing economics, offering both local and an international perspectives of the TCFL industry. 

You will also study current global issues within the context of changing trading issues.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

1. Lead and manage own work and other team members or individuals within a fashion and textiles enterprise.

2. Problem solve effectively in a fashion and textiles enterprise.

3. Apply analytical decision making techniques in a fashion and textiles environment.

4. Apply logical and critical thinking in resolving a range of management issues in a fashion and textiles context.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Describe marketing and the key elements in the marketing process.

2. Describe the marking mix and develop a marketing plan.

3. Describe management  in a manufacturing environment.

4. Outline the key elements of a vision and mission statement and explain why organisations use such statements.

5. Conduct internal and external analysis identifying opportunities, threats, resources, capabilities, competencies and competitive advantage.

6. Identify and explain economic issues related to production and consumption.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a combination of classroom activities, including lectures, tutorials and case study discussions drawn from recent local and international contexts in order to provide you with an understanding of the theoretical principles and concepts. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Resources that will assist you with your learning will include notes, reference lists, library resources, computer laboratory and relevant software.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.
Assessment may include tests, case studies and assignments. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program director or Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more information.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principals, regulations, policies and procedures.