Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: VART5902C

Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3285 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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 fibres and fabrics commonly used in the construction of garments and accessories.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics


1 Identify fibres and fabrics

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Fibres used in clothing industry are identified.

1.2 Methods of identifying fibres are identified.

1.3 Fabrics used in clothing industry are identified.

1.4  Generic and trade names for fibres and fabrics are identified.


2 Describe fabric construction processes

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Fibres used in  construction of a variety of fabrics are identified.

2.2  Construction processes of fabrics are described.


3 Describe qualities of fabrics

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Physical qualities of fabrics are described.

3.2  Visual qualities of fabrics are described.


4 Determine uses of fabrics

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Common uses of fabrics are identified.

4.2  Fabrics used in workplace are identified.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to identify fibres and fabrics, describe fabric construction processes and qualities of fabric plus determining the uses of fabrics.

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed. The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed.

When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work will be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training.

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 6 means within a workplace training context as follows:

1. Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2. Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3. Workshop 6 hours
4. Complete manuals 4 hours
5. Supervised skill development to competency 14 hours
6. Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation of your ability to identify fibres and fabrics, describe fabric construction processes and qualities of fabric plus determining the uses of fabrics and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation and of your ability to work within a quality system, assess your own work, assess quality of materials, component parts or final products, investigate causes of quality deviations and complete documentation (you can check the performance criteria above fore more details of these skills). You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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

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