Course Title: Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: EMPL5588C

Course Title: Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3227 - Certificate III in Clothing Production

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to identify key production processes within a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) sector.

It covers production processes and flow of product from raw materials through to distribution and includes identification of applicable legislation, guidelines and workplace practices for the relevant sector.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2003B Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry


1 Identify key industry representatives

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant TCF sectors are identified.

1.2  Industry representatives and their roles are identified.


2 Identify relevant legislation and guidelines

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Relevant legislation and guidelines common to employment within TCF sector are identified.

2.2 Rights, responsibilities and legal obligations are identified.

2.3 Concepts of product quality in workplace are identified.

2.4  Employability skills for workplace production are identified.


3 Identify production processes and supply chains

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workplace materials are identified.

3.2 Workplace production processes for converting materials into products are identified.

3.3  Workplace supply chains for products are identified.


4 Describe workplace processes

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Workplace practices are identified.

4.2 Key activities of workplace are described.

4.3 Key personnel and their roles are identified.

4.4 OHS practices are identified.

4.5  Workplace areas or departments and their role in the production process are identified.


5 Learn skills for productive work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Required skills for current work role are identified.

5.2 Skill limitations are identified.

5.3 Opportunities for further skill development are identified.

5.4 Plan for learning required skills is developed with or accepted from the supervisor.

5.5  Learning and development activities are participated in.


6 Manage own work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Responsibility is taken for own work tasks and role.

6.2 Initiative is used to articulate ideas and suggestions for improvements in own work processes

6.3 Problem-solving strategies are used to address problems, inconsistencies or concerns when fulfilling work role

6.4 Own work is monitored against workplace standards and areas for improvement identified and acted upon

6.5  Work effectively and cooperatively with others in work team.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include the following:

  • practical demonstrations in the production rooms
  • individual and class exercises to acquire and perfect demonstrated skills
  • group discussion and feedback sessions
  • independent project based work under simulated workplace conditions
  • Work practice at home including research
  • Blog/Wiki or other online discussion and participation


Depending on the group you have joined this program is delivered in the production rooms at RMIT's Brunswick Campus or in a community organisation. In both environments the intention is to provide a teaching space that simulates as much as possible workplace conditions.

Teaching Schedule

1Introduce Units/Semester
215 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
315 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
415 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
515 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
615 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
715 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
 15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
815 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
915 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
1015 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
1115 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
1215 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
1315 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
1415 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
1515 mins review and check homework and outline todays work
1615 mins review and check homework and outline todays work

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The production rooms are equipped with one lockstitch sewing machine per learner complete with all necessary bobbins and other equipment, including different feet and  attachments for hemming etc.  

One overlocker per group is also provided and patterns. drawing rules, drawing Instruments, cutting equipment, small tools, machine oil and sundry items, cutting table, fabric, material, yarn and other resources.

The student is expected to arrange for the use of a lockstitich machine (a domestic machine is sufficient) for practice and work on projects at home between sessions and to put together an equipment kit for personal use during the delivery session and for homework. The kit will include clippers, bobbins and bobbin case, tape measure, pins etc. A lsit of items will be given at induction. (Alternatively an equipment kit can be purchased from the School).

The student will also need access to the use a smart phone or computer with internet connection in order to upload pictures of their completed work.

In addition there are extensive resource in RMIT's libraries and in particular at Brunswick's Fashion and Textile collection which is of great interest to the student studying clothing production. In addition the library provides guides and subject specialist help via Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include three assessments or projects. Assessments will be in the form of tests for underpinning knowledge and demonstration and observation of your abillity to identify relevant legislation and guidelines, identify production processes and supply chains, describe workplace processes, learn skills for productive work and manage your own work. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed on an ongoing basis whilst you are working on your skills and whilst working on your projects and relevant feedback will be given to allow you to develop towards competency. In addition you will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

AssessmentsActivityCommencement WeekAssessment Due
Assessment 1   
Assessment 2   

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through the Program Coordinator.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.



Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


Assessment Feedback: 

You will receive feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.


Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.


Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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