Course Title: Fashion and Textiles Sustainable Innovation Future Practices

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion and Textiles Sustainable Innovation Future Practices

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Van Amber

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9157

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides a platform for you to envision the future of sustainable innovation. You will synthesise and integrate all the knowledge and capabilities you have acquired through your studies and apply these skills and knowledge to consider potential future pathways, ideas and concepts. You will reflect on your program, individual projects undertaken and industry trends. You will evaluate your strengths, employability skills, and how these can be transferable. You will develop and present a portfolio to demonstrate where you situate yourself within the fashion and textiles industry and or aligned sectors.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO2: Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on sustainable innovation in both local and international contexts.

PLO3: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the field of fashion and textiles sustainable innovation.

PLO4: Communicate using diverse formats and strategies with audiences within and external to your discipline.

PLO6: Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.

Course Learning Outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Reflect on, evaluate and discuss the dimensions of your practice, recognising the skills and knowledge you have acquired through your studies and their transferability. 

CLO 2: Communicate your skills and knowledge through a personalised portfolio to a range of audiences within, and external to, the fashion and textiles industry.

CLO 3: Identify and examine niche markets within fashion and textiles industries, related fields and aligned sectors.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities will promote your ability to propose, investigate, plan, analyse, and realise sustainable innovative fashion and textiles solutions.

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.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students. 

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles Subject Guides for more information. 

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Overview of Assessment

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

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome.  They are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: Career folio (30%)
CLOs: 1 & 2  

Assessment Task 2:  Personal statement (20%)
CLOs: 1, 2 & 3  

Assessment Task 3: Portfolio (50%)
CLOs: 2, 3 & 4

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.

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