Course Title: Select raw materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU5918C

Course Title: Select raw materials

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

Sue Scott

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

There are no pre-requisites. This course may be clustered with other courses.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to select raw materials for use in textile production.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX3008B Select raw materials


1 Select raw materials

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Requirements for the selection of raw materials are confirmed and clarified, if necessary.
1.2 Raw materials appropriate for the designated use are selected.


2 Check raw materials

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Specification of raw materials is verified.
2.2 Selected raw materials are checked for suitability in accordance with quality standards and OHS practices.
2.3 Data is compared with standards or other reference materials and results recorded.


3 Report on raw materials

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Raw materials documentation is recorded using appropriate worksheets and information systems.
3.2 Documentation is collated and analysed against specifications.
3.3 Documentation is interpreted and outcomes reported.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates knowledge of:

• selection and checking requirements of raw materials
• product and process specifications
• raw materials and their properties
• quality standards and practices
• OHS practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices

Demonstrates skills to:

• use equipment effectively
• assemble information
• identify and take samples
• communicate effectively with individuals, work groups and supervisors
• document and transfer information
• read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
• maintain accurate records
• communicate within the workplace
• sequence operations
• meet specifications
• clarify and check task-related information
• carry out work according to OHS practices

Details of Learning Activities

At the completion of this course you will have demonstrated your ability to select raw materials, check raw materials and report on them.

This unit is integrated into the production projects undertaken in VART 5910C Apply Manipulation Techniques to Create Experimental Textile Samples and MANU 5914C Contribute to the development of products and processes.

You will have opportunities to demonstrate your abilities to select raw materials, check raw, and report on them. During this unit your skills and knowledge will also be monitored through observational checklists and you will have the opportunity for questioning and further instruction.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training.

Teaching Schedule

 Week1 Intro & assess requirements Discussion what is manipulation?
Under and over Manipulating wire/paper/card/other materials to produce 3D outcome.

Week 2: Under and over paper weave –plain, twill , other. Tonal/ Contrast palette. Manipulate variety of materials to produce a sculptural outcome.

Week 3: Painting with Disperse dyes. Transfer printing. Collect rusty pieces for rust dyeing week 5

Week 4: Explore thermoplastic manipulation of different fabrics.

Week 5: Rust Dyeing. Introduction to Shibori using stitch techinques
Trade-Up Resource Swap Meet

Week 6: Shibori: explore different techniques and dye samples. Paint with Procion dyes.
Trade-Up Resource Swap Meet

Week 7: Indigo dyeing, wax resist, shibori

Week 8: Project 1: Collars and Cuffs to be handed in at end of class.


Week 9: Project 2: Research

Week 10: Investigate embroidery stitches complete 5 samples

Week 11: Felting: make a bag/hat

Week 12: Punctured; pricked; perforated. Stitch different media together using stitch and dissolve fabric. Start development of product for Project 2

Week 13: Investigation of knit, knot, net, coil techniques crotchet

Week 14: Continue development of product for Project 2

Week 15: Completion of Project 2.

Week 16: class presentation due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

E.P.G.Gohl and L. D. Vilensky, Textiles for Modern Living
Martin Hardingham, Illustrated Dictionary of Fabrics
Anne Fritz, Consumer Textiles
Sara J, Kadolph, Textiles Eleventh Edition


Other Resources

Students are required to source and supply some of their own materials and equipment for particular nominated projects.

Overview of Assessment


To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.


Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.

Units assessed as ’not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ’competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.

Assessment Tasks

Throughout the unit you will demonstrate the ability to select raw materials, check raw materials and report on raw materials during selected textile design and production processes. This assessment will take the form of comprehensive documentation of materials used or trialed by you for the following projects:

Project 1:Collars and Cuffs: Development of a product using manipulation techniques 40%
Folio of samples with documentation
Selection and use of materials
Finished product including techniques.
Trade Up Resource Register which requires you to select and describe a material resource, and present it as part of a class resource register.


Project 2: Holistic project, Production of finished product according to brief. 60%
Folio of samples with documentation.
Report including Analysis and evaluation of product SWOT
Presentation of finished product

Technical Folio: including evidence completed 3D sculptural form; dye samples; thermoplastic samples; project samples; OHS requirements; class handouts and recipes
Folio to check against both Projects

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :

Penalties for late assessment:

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:
- Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
- Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
- Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
- Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
- Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.


Assessment Matrix



Project 1Collars and Cuffs
Trade Up
resource register 


Project 2
Holistic Project

Technical Folio

1. Select raw materials
          X          X           X
2. Check raw materials
          X          X           X

3. Report on raw materials


          X          X           X

Other Information

This course is run in a workshop environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety standards you students are required to wear sturdy footwear with covered toe protection, and other personal protective equipment where instructed.


NOTE: This unit is clustered with VART 5910C Apply Manipulation Techniques to Create Experimental Textile Samples and MANU 5914C Contribute to the development of products and processes.

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