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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

NOTE: This is a TDPT (part-time) course and this unit clustered with Produce computer aided textile design folios, ISYS5657C (National Code; LMTTD5010A)


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

This is the teaching Schedule for:


Operate Computing technology in a TCF workplace AND

Produce computer aided textile design folios

MIET 6060C





Teaching Period

Term 2 2016





Week starting




 4 Jul

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.

Tartan maker, Basic Photoshop tools-saving files psd, tiff, jpeg,pdf

  Online software practice tartan maker


11 Jul

Assessment Task 1 Overview (Tartan/weave/knit Story board) Creating folders for Weave, knit and Tartan repeats

Edit-Define pattern – Edit-Fill



18 Jul

Simulating Weave and knit Structures in Photoshop

Draping in Photoshop


25 Jul

Concept boards, downloading images, Basic Photoshop tools, creating a concept board based on either Tribe project or self directed (TDPT 3,4)

Finalising Assessment Task 1



1 Aug

Studio Practice, Concept boards, cleaning images, Start developing motifs

 Assessment Task 1 Due 3rd of August


8 Aug

 Cleaning images, motif manipulation and conversion, filters

Photoshop and live trace in Illustrator

  Bring motifs to class


15 Aug

Basic repeat systems: Block repeat, half drop, brick etc

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



22 Aug

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

Produce a Swiss repeat using motifs from Tribe/Self directed project motifs

Practice spacing, multidirectional repeats,etc


 29 Aug –4 Sept     SEMESTER BREAK


5 Sep

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



12 Sep

Studio practice, Putting boards together on Board templates, draping designs on Model board



19 Sep

Finalising Assessment task 2, Concept /Repeats/Story board. Final Boards to be submitted by the end of class.

 Assessment Task 2 Due 21st of September


26 Sep

Assessment task 3 Lookbook overview.

Illustration and lookbooks

Using Designs from Assessment Task 2  

Presentation and demonstration of different illustration styles, lookbooks, mark making techniques, draping etc


3 Oct

. Manipulating model photographs as an option for Lookbook illustration. Or working with hand drawn illustrations. Lookbook story boards


10 Oct

Studio practice Flexible Delivery - Online learning option - Working independently


17 Oct

Continuing with Illustration and lookbooks. Optional Drawing/Illustration. Finalising Lookbooks, draping designs, storyboards, Putting together on template. The importance of fonts and styles

 Prepare Lookbook and print for next class Submission.


24 Oct

Designing for print Colour separations. Cut throughs

Assessment Task 3 Due

26th of October


31 Oct

Scheduled Assessment feedback



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


This is the Assessment Schedule for:


Operate Computing technology in a TCF workplace AND

Produce computer aided textile design folios

MIET 6060C





Teaching Period

Term 2 2016



There are 2 Assessment tasks.

You must complete each task to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent.

Projects are graded – Specific criteria is provided on detailed project briefs.


Assessment task 1 Tartan/Weave and Knit boards   30%        Due 3rd August

  • Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Tartan Maker 5 coordinating designs
  • Weave and Knit simulation 5 designs each
  • Final designs and storyboard which include Draping in Photoshop and Illustrator


Assessment task 2 Textile collection Tribe/Self directed theme          40%        Due 21st of September   

  • A textile range including /Filter board/Concept board/ Repeats/ Design boards
  • Repeats: Swiss, Spot Sateen, Block, Half drop, Interlocking designs
  • 2 Design boards including Different Key designs and 2 coordinates each, Colour chips and Style name and code


Project 3 Lookbook           30%        Due 26th of October

  • Technical Drawings and Fashion Illustration
  • Fonts, Logo and Concept
  • Lookbook Presentation


Assessment Matrix

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