Course Title: Identify fibres, yarns and textile materials and their uses in textile production

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MKTG5756C

Course Title: Identify fibres, yarns and textile materials and their uses in textile production

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
Office 513.02.07 (footwear)
99259 208
Monday - Wednesday 9 - 5pm
Thursday 9 - 9pm

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

To successfully complete this unit you must be concurrently enrolled in VART 5902C Identify Fibres and Fabrics

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to identify fibres and fabrics commonly used in the construction of garments and accessories.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2001B Identify fibres, yarns and textile materials and their uses in textile production


1. Identify types and characteristics of textile materials


Performance Criteria:

1.1 Types of fibres and yarns or textile materials used in the manufacture of textile products are identified.
1.2 Quality of fibres, yarns or textile materials is identified.
1.3 Methods of measuring textile material quality in the workplace are identified.
1.4 Generic and trade names for textile materials are identified.


2. Identify stages of processing fibres or yarns


Performance Criteria:

2.1 Processes used on raw fibres, basic processed yarns or finished yarns are described.
2.2 The purposes of processing stages are explained.
2.3 Basic processes of spinning fibres into yarns or processing yarns into knitted, woven or non-woven textile product are explained.


3. Describe methods of constructing textile products

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Textile products and their end uses are identified.
3.2 Uses of different types of fibres or yarns and their effects on finished products are identified.
3.3 Textile product construction processes are explained.
3.4 Impact of quality on production processes is identified.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will be required to develop the skills and knowledge as it applies to identifying a wide range of fibres and fabrics used in the textile clothing and  footwear and associated industries.

Fibres include natural and synthetic, and fabrics in include knitted, woven and non-woven.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities for this unit will comprise a combination of class presentations, group work, individual research assignments and folio presentation.

Teaching Schedule

Please note: this schedule may be subject to change.

1Introduction. Overview/discussion of staple/filament fibres and fabric constructions View Clothing Fibres DVD. OHS requirements. Property definitions to be researched.
2Introduction to Wool and its uses. Fleece types and uses. Fibre samples.
Commence a fibre classification chart.
3Types of Animal Fibres and their uses. Fibre samples.
Discuss and demonstrate property definitions.
4Production of Silk, properties and uses. View Splendour of Silk. Fibre samples.
Commence Plant fibres (cellulose) Types and properties
5Complete Plant fibres (cellulose) Types and properties, add information to fibre property chart. Fibre samples. Review Animal fibre samples which will form part of folio.
Paper making.
6Regenerated and Synthetic fibres. Types and properties, add to fibre property chart. Uses of fibres. Samples. Review Plant fibre samples which will form part of folio. Quiz. Allocate Generic or Trade name Fibre/Yarn/Fabric topic
7Identify fibres, using microscope, burning and other methods. Complete Fibre Identification chart. Quiz
8Spinning processes Worsted, woollen, cotton systems, staple and filament spinning. Identify fancy yarns. Calculate tex of selected yarns
9Generic or Trade name Fibre/Yarn/Fabric presentation
10Different types of weaves using paper. Review regenerated and synthetic samples which will form part of folio. Quiz
11Examine woven samples of fabrics. Include Pile, jacquard
Allocate Fabric Identification topics
12Weft Knit Use needles and other methods. Examine samples. Review woven samples which will form part of folio. Warp knits discuss and examine samples of fabric. Quiz
13Nonwoven fabrics different processes. Introduction to felting. Felt a sample.
Review Knitted samples which will form part of folio. Quiz
14Felt making. Make a scarf or bag.
15Fabric Identification presentations. Power Point
16Student feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Textile Terms and Definitions Compiled by The Textile Institute Textile Terms and Definition Committee Tenth Edition Printed and bound in Great Britain by Biddles Ltd.UK.
Textiles Eleventh Edition Sara J. Kadolph. Pearson Prentice Hall.
Textiles for Modern Living, E. P. G. Gohl, L. D. Vilensky Third Edition, Longman Cheshire
The Fashion Designer’s Textile Directory the creative use of fabrics in design, gail baugh, Thames and Hudson


Other Resources

Clothing Fibres - DVD
Nylon - DVD

Students will be expected to research fibres and fabrics and will be expected to source various samples of fibres/yarns and fabrics to complete assessment of Textile Materials Resource Folder

Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class.  Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

This course comprises both practical and theory components.  You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.

As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.

Assessment Tasks

 Assessment Tasks LMTTX 2001B MKTG 5756C Identify Fibres, Fabrics and Textile Materials and their uses in Textile Production

Assessment tasks - All assessment tasks must be completed to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent for this course.

1. Presentation of a Generic or Trade name Fibre/Yarn/Fabric
Topic will be allocated.

2. Textile Materials Uses Resource Folder and selected sample. Folio of relevant samples collected during class by student. Samples to be clearly labelled, notes and any extra information to be included.

Once all assessment tasks are completed to a satisfactory level and you have been deemed competent. Assessment Tasks 1 and 2 will be graded and you may be eligible to receive a grade of Pass to High Distinction based on the work presented.

Assessment Matrix

ElementSelected Generic or Trade name
Week 9
Textile Materials Uses Resource Folder
and selected sample
Week 15
1. Identify types and characteristics of textile materialsXX
2. Identify stages of processing fibres or yarns
3. Describe methods of constructing textile products X

Other Information

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher/tutor/lecturer on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. Student feedback at RMIT :;ID=9pp3ic9obks7 (unresolved)

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1 (unresolved)

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 :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1 (unresolved)

Late Submission of Assessment Work Penalties

A deduction of 5% per day on your final mark will be made for assessable work handed in or due for presentation, up to a period of 7 days beyond the due by date (including weekends and holiday periods).

Partial or incomplete work handed in after the due by date will result in the entire final assessable work being downgraded using the 5% penalty per day rule.
Work that is handed in for assessment after day 7 without an approved Extension of Time Application, University Special Consideration or Disability Liaison Unit – “Equitable Assessment Form” in place will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity 

The following link provides important information on the following topics that relates to all courses:
• Student Feedback at RMIT
• Student Progress
• Special Consideration, appeals, and discipline
• Academic Integrity
• Student Progress Committee (SPC)
• Assessment Grades
• Classification of award
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