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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: EMPL5588C

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

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rachel Halton        tel. (03) 9925 9158           email.

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

This is a core unit

Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to identify key production processes within a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) sector.

The unit applies to all sectors in the TCF industry. It may be applied to a specific sector but must include production processes and flow of product from raw materials through to distribution.
The unit applies to working in the TCF industry 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 to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

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


Classroom activities including lectures, tutorials, on-line activities where students are challenged to reflect and debate on different value positions, concepts and issues.  You will be required to participate in case study learning, problem solving activities, self-reflection and discussion.
Activities will encourage both individual and group based learning responsibilities.

Teaching Schedule

This Unit is delivered as a clustered Unit with Work in the TCF Industry and Source Textile Materials and Resources.  Classes are structured to cover multiple learning and assessment tasks across the cluster.

^this outline will be subject to update.  All students are required to access their RMIT email twice per week to receive updates.

Session Learning / Assessment Activity:
1  Session 1  Overview of Unit and Assessment Tasks. TCF & Source Materials.  Overview "what is the TCF Industry"
  Discussion & Activity:  Industry & Production Processes  (TCF:  3.1,3.2,3.3)  OH&S (OH&S:  1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

2  Work in the Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Industry
  Research & Class Activity.  Production Processes  (TCF:  1.1,1.2, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4)
  (Bendigo Sheep & Wool Show  July 18,19)

3  Work in the Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Industry   Research activity FACT SHEETS
  Industry associations, unions, legislative bodies  (TCF:  1.1,1.2)

4   Assessment:         5 mins Presentations - Fact Sheets  (TCF:  1.1,1.2        2.1,2.2)

5  Work in the TCF.  Activity:  Skills Audit, skills required for TCF Industry. Employee roles & employability skills  /  Industry focus / Research activity:  Personal skill assessment  (TCF:  4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5)

6  Source Materials_Learning Activity _ Suppliers
  Source Textile Materials and Resources:  Identify Production resources used in the design and development of Textiles.
  Assessment:  Source and compare necessary information to guide Production - Source Supplier and Comparison Document  (Source:  1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4)

7  Source Materials_Learning Activity _ Discuss supply chains. Identify Suppliers of Resources (including raw materials), for the TCF Industry.  
  Wednesday 19th August  Wool seminar  /  515.02.06  /  12 to 5 pm.

8  Source Materials_Learning Activity – Sales Invoice / Purchase Order   (Source: 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4,4.5)


9  Assessment Task 2: Industry Reports  (TCF:  1.1,1.2, 2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,3,4,6)
  OH&S _ Self Directed Assessment Tool   (OH&S:  1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

10  Work in the Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Product Quality & Production Processes / Supply Chains  

11  Product Quality & Production Processes / Knit   (TCF:  3.1,3.2,3.3)

12  Product Quality & Production Processes / Digital Print (TCF:  3.1,3.2,3.3)     

13  Assessment:  Presentation:  Supplier and Comparison Document  (Source:  1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4) 

14  Class time to prepare Reports / Self Directed Assessment Tools   (OH&S:  1,2,3,4,5,6,7)

15  Assessment Submissions  (TCF:  6.1, 6.2,6.3,6.4,6.5)

16  Feedback Sessions

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Apparel production terms and processes, Janace Bubonia-Clarke

Going global : the textiles and apparel industry, Grace I. Kunz

Apparel production management and the technical package, Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Costing for the fashion industry, Michael Jeffrey

Fashion supply chain management : industry and business analysis, Tsan-Ming Choi

Manufacturing Processes for Textile and Fashion Design Professionals, Rob Thompson


Other Resources

A4 Portfolio including dividers and Plastic Sleeves

Notebook, Pen for recording information from Industry visits.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include project work.

Assessment Tasks



Work in the Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Industry EMPL5588C


CV / Resume & Personal skill assessment    CA/NYC Week 8


Source Textiles Materials and Resources MANU5923C

Source Supplier and Comparison Document CA/NYC Week 8


Monitor OH&S in the Workplace

Self-Assessment Questionnaire & Tool CA/NYC Week 8


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This Unit is delivered concurrently with the following Units:-

Implement and monitor OH&S in the workplace (LMTGN4010A) OHTH5451C

Source textile materials and resources (LMTTD4006A) MANU5923C

and includes clustered learning activities common to all Units.. Further details will be provided by your class teacher in your first session. 

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