Course Title: Knit Production Planning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Knit Production Planning

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


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

In this course you will participate in the development of a production planning system. There is a strong emphasis on achieving quality standards and creating accurate garment costing’s together with an understanding of critical path analysis as essential tools for any successful fashion business in the production of both woven and knit products.



Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

4. Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a team environment relevant to fashion practice
5. Identify, analyse and reflect on fashion technology in a local and/or global context
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.

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

• Investigate the effectiveness of a range of production planning systems globally
• Interpret production data to create production plans or schedules
• Develop costing for Knit and fashion garments within the fashion industry
• Implement production plans or schedules to optimise production and reduce waste
• Demonstrate your ability to work within a simulated work environment to plan production in a range of fashion contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of class activities such as practical exercises, group and class discussion, group activities/projects as well as online, industry visits and self-directed learning.

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.

You will be working in a simulated apparel industry workroom with access to computers and other resource materials applicable for production planning for the apparel industry.

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 Michelle Matheson (Brunswick).

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 practical components of production planning for the apparel industry. Assessment will include reports based on research, simulated work activities. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Ongoing feedback will be provided to enable you to monitor your own performance including detailed feedback on assessed tasks.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at:

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

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more: