Course Title: Textile Quality Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Textile Quality Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006


Brandix Coll of Clothing Techn


350H Fashion & Textiles


Offsh 1 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19

Course Coordinator: Grant Emerson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9149

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.1.05

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will study quality management and quality in textile manufacturing, sourcing and in retailing of textiles. This includes the development of quality assurance systems; principles of total quality management; an overview of quality standards (ISO, AS); quality procedures; statistical processes control methods and over view of quality improvement right through out the supply chain of TCFL industry.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following capabilities:

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

2. Problem solve and apply sustainable practises related to fashion and textiles issues.

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

4. Identify emerging global issues in fashion and textiles and operate professionally and ethically in a multi-cultural society.

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

1. Compare and contrast the philosophies of recognised experts in Quality Management 

2. Evaluate a variety of methods in industry which are used to support TQM 

3. Apply techniques to promote a TQM culture in the workplace.


Overview of Learning Activities

Key concepts of quality textile management and their application will be explained and discussed in lectures and tutorials with opportunities to analyse and discuss relevant case studies.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians Michelle Matheson (Brunswick)
and Gwen Scott (City)

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and your development against program capabilities.

Assessments may include examination, assignments and case studies.

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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: