Course Title: Industry Engagement

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industry Engagement

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 513.03.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course has a strong focus on the capabilities and essential practical skills necessary to communicate and network with others working along the fashion industry supply chain to ensure design processes and outcomes meet requirements. This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. The knitwear stream students will undertake the work placement in the fashion knitwear sector and the fashion design stream in the woven sector.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes:
2. Recogise and apply relevant technologies in the fashion design and production sector of the industry
4. Communicate effectively and collaboratively using written and oral methods in a team environment relevant to fashion practice
6. Work with others in a range of roles and context, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness
7. Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your own work and working as part of a team.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
1. Engage in and demonstrate professionalism in a range of work placement activities.
2. Select and effectively use various modes of communication systems and procedures.
3. Apply negotiation and communication skills to establish and build industry networks.
4. Reflect and report on professional practices in line with workplace requirements.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical tasks. You will be required to attend on site work placement within a recognised fashion or clothing related business.
You will also be required to undertake research to develop appropriate reports relating to communicating with and working in the fashion industry.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.  The University Library has extensive resources for [discipline] students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment for this course will cover theoretical and practical components, including an industry workplacement. It may include written research reports and a diary documenting daily experiences and relevant contacts. It will also include reports from host companies to verify standard of work experience undertaken.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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