Course Title: Production Management A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Production Management A

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Tim Lindgren

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9254

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513.03.01

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will learn theories and skills required for successful Production Management. Topics will include materials sourcing and specification, product innovations, quality assurance and production management systems i.e. the combination of skills required to take a product from design to reality. Through this course you will develop both the analytical and practical skills required to manage the development and coordination of a product range in today’s globalised and highly competitive marketplace. By undertaking this course you will understand the questions and processes that must be considered, to facilitate the production of product considering environmental, societal and economical factors. 

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 sustainable practises related to fashion and textiles issues.

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

6. Conceptualise, integrate and organise information in order to resolve complex issues related to fashion and textiles product development.


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

1. Identify and explain the systems required to catalogue all processes from concept to customer.

2. Analyse a small product range comparing local and offshore manufacturing whilst evaluating price point and enterprise capabilities.

3. Identify situations and communication methods in order to achieve critical path deadlines in the fashion and textiles industry.

4. Investigatecurrency of knowledge in relation to fashion production trends.

5. Problem solve the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.


Overview of Learning Activities

As preparation for entering the industry, Production Management A will provide you with a diverse range of learning experiences. These experiences will combine self-directed research, ‘real-world’ case analysis, peer interaction and discussion together with staff led presentations.

Using a combination of online lectures, introductory theory and practical workshops, you will work individually and collaboratively in completing your assessments that have been designed in line with current industry expectations.

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 Librarian.

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 examination, reports, case studies and problem solving activities.

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 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: