Course Title: Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: MIET6060C

Course Title: Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

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 9925 9171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrea Kominou

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

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to use computing technology to identify the types and sources of information required, and using computing technology to access, input and store information.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2009B Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace


1. Determine work requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Type of work to be performed is determined. 
1.2 Required technology is identified. 
1.3 Software applications to be used are identified. 
1.4 Data input or information sources to be used are identified. 
1.5 Required skills for software application are identified.


2. Use technology


Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ergonomic conditions are established. 
2.2 Key features of technology are identified. 
2.3 Technology is started up and shut down. 
2.4 Technology is used according to OHS practices. 
2.5 Assistance is accessed if required. 
2.6 Impact of technology use is explained and related to the work role.


3. Select and use program features

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Software application menus are navigated to access information. 
3.2 Information or data is entered, changed or removed as required. 
3.3 Information or data is saved and stored. 
3.4 Key features of software application are identified. 
3.5 Support is accessed to ensure software skills are achieved.

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


This unit covers the skills and knowledge necessary to apply textile design  to computing technology.

The unit applies to identifying the types and sources of information required, and using computing technology to access, input and store textile design specifically for the TCF Industry
The equipment may include computers and other equipment based on computing technology. Impact of technology use must be related to work role.
Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.

Teaching Schedule






Oh&S Practice in the computing environment. File storage. Navigating network.

Creating folders. Copying files to external devices. Saving versions.



Internet browsers and Search engines for research. Downloading visual information. Advanced searches.

Online software practice tartan maker


week 3

Understanding software language

Basic Photoshop tools introduction -saving files psd, tiff, jpeg,pdf

Basic Photoshop for textiles understanding basic Photoshop tools for textiles design. Simulating Weave Structures in Photoshop


week 4

Simulating knit structures in Photoshop


week 5

Draping Designs in Photoshop, Saving and submitting Model board



 Labour day 14th of March


week 7

Studio practice, Model board


week 8

Developing motif for image based design

Photoshop Filters, manipulation of images creation of textile motifs for portfolio theme

  Assess. 1 submission

Week 9

Basic repeat systems explained and demonstrated

practice using software tools to create basic repeat systems


week 10

Repeat variations demonstrated .practice of basic drop, half drop. & brick repeat using variations on elements of repeat


week 11

Development of Spot sateen systems, studio practice on creating scattered random design repeats


week 12

Swiss repeat understanding principles of Swiss repeat spacing, angles, avoiding tight or loose areas. Problem solving


week 13

Practice on creating multi directional design



Studio practice Flexible Delivery - Online learning option - Working independently


week 15

Layout of designs, Studio Practice- Flexible Delivery - Online learning option - Working


week 16


 Assess. 2 submission


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Prescribed Texts

Phillips, Peter , Repeat patterns a manual for designers, artists and architects

Bowles, Melanie. Digital textile design

Cheung, Victor Viction workshop Limited. Simply pattern / concepts and art

Colussy, M. Kathleen. Rendering fashion, fabric, & prints with Adobe Illustrator

Frey, Berta. Designing and drafting for hand weavers: basic principles of cloth construction

Lebeau, Caroline. Fabrics: the decorative art of textiles

Fogg, Marnie Print in fashion: design and development in fashion textiles.

View textile view magazine.


Knitting international.

Textile the journal of cloth and culture.

Author: Botello, ChrisAdobe Photoshop CS4 illustrated /

Author: Lazear, Susan.. Adobe Photoshop for fashion design /

Author: Jenkins, Sue, How to do everything :Adobe Illustrator CS4 /

Author: Alspach, Ted. Illustrator CS4 Bible.

Author: Steuer, SharonThe Adobe Illustrator CS4 wow! book :tips, tricks, and techniques from 100 top illustrator artists

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.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

Observation checklists and assignments designed students to demonstrate applications of computer software.

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


Assessment task 1: Produced as a small contemporary textile range based on the exploration of tartans submit as pdf and email to client.

Submit a folder with 5 tartan designs, 3 weves and 3 knits and a Model board with draped designs as psd files into appropriate drop box folder box for review and assessment

[graded assessment] 50%

Due week 8


Assessment task 2:Submission of spot sateen and Swiss repeat layout boards into appropriate drop box folder for review and assessment [graded assessment] 50%

Due week 16

Assessment Matrix

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