Course Title: Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: 3623

Class Section: B7HP

Course Code: MIET7608C

Course Title: Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3394 - Certificate III in Clothing and Textile 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: 30

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 required to lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTCL3002 Prepare and produce a complex whole garment from specifications


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:


Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)


Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times


Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs


Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions


2 Prepare to cut fabrics and lays

Performance Criteria:


Identify garment requirements from production specifications


Determine machining requirements and develop plan for garment construction


Check and lay out work pieces in sequence according to construction plan


Prepare workstation, machines and equipment


3 Draft and position lay marker

Performance Criteria:


Sew complex garment according to product requirements, quality standards and required operations


Perform operations to produce whole garment according to workplace procedures


Control machine speed and work handling for type of operations, fabrics and product type according to workplace procedures


Regularly check performance of machine for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from inspection of finished pieces, and take required action


4 Cut lay and complete work

Performance Criteria:



Inspect and check garment against quality standards, identify any faults and take appropriate action


Record results of inspection and action taken to either reject or correct faulty garment


Record preventative action taken to avoid any recurrence of defective garment


Complete manual or digital production records or packing slips


Direct completed work to next operation or packing section

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









Prepare and Produce a complex whole garment from specification


Home Work


Introduce Units/Semester


Elastic samples - 2 methods




15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work


Lay and Cut own Ladies short. Learn straight grain, two way fabrics, chalk, pins, notches, labelling and bundle.

Cut pocket samples

Start pocket samples

·         Hip curved pocket

·         In seam pockets

Introduce assembly plan and Specification sheet for Ladies short

Complete Spec Sheet and Assembly Plan



Continue pockets  samples

·         Hip curved pocket

·         In seam pocket

Remind class to bring a child shirt from semster 1 to complete buttons and button-holes.



Trace off ladies short patterns and cut out  own sample

Ladies short project

Construct Ladies short, include labels.

Button and b-hole samples. Then complete b and b-holes on shirt. Press swing ticket and pack.


Upload photo of Button and b-holes on shirt and swing ticket


15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work


Continue Construct Ladies short, include labels.




Each student lay and cut out their own T. shirt

Knitte project

Demonstrate knit machines

·         mock safety stitch

·         cover stitches for hemming

·         coverstitch with  binder.

Discuss Rib knit fabrics

(one way and two ways stretch etc).

Student to make sample by using the knit machines

Construct knitted samples (Standard machinery use industry  booklet samples)




Knitted garment

Construct and complete knitted T shirt. Including the Assembly Plan, Quality report, Spec Sheet.

Construct and complete knitted T shirt. Including the Assembly Plan, Quality report, Spec Sheet.

Upload photo of knitted T shirt and write comments on lessons learnt

of the knitted project




TERM BREAK – (Date: ……….)




15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work

Student chooses Adult T Shirt, or Rashie Vest or Windcheater. Cut, construct, plus paperwork and complete

Student chooses Adult T Shirt, Rashie Vest or Windcheater. Cut, construct, plus paperwork and complete.

Student chooses Adult T Shirt, Rashie Vest or Windcheater. Cut, construct, plus paperwork and complete.





Continue knit products






Continue and complete knit products


Continue and complete knit products




15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work


Zips principle samples

·         Single welt zips

·         Invisible zips

·         Fly front zips





Continue zip samples

·         Blind hem sample


Research zips uses.

Record where they are applied to be submitted next week. Download or take photographs ready for show and tell next week in class.




Skirt project:

Trace supplied pattern. Select fabric Lay and cut out  sample


Zip uses - show and tell with photographs.



Submit report on zip uses and applications.


15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work

Skirt project:

Assembly, construct, complete and specifications.


Skirt project:

 Assembly, construct, complete and specifications.


Skirt project:

Assembly, construct, complete and specifications.


Submit a photo of Skirt and write a reflection on what you learnt




Feedback /



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 activities to show theoretical understanding, practical demonstration and questioning. Full assessment briefs will be provided.

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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.


Assessment Task Name

Commencement Week

Assessment due


Ladies Short with elastic casing and slant pocket

Week 1

Beginning of class Week 2


MACHINE STITCH SAMPLES - Produce samples using machines for wovens

Week 4

End of  class Week 4


Complete Skirt project

Week 13

End of class Week 16

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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