Course Title: Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4390 Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Course Title: Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9233

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare stencils and screens for textile printing.

This course consists of 2 Units of Competency that are clustered for delivery but assessed separately. The other Unit of Competency in this clustered course is:

  • MSTTD 4005 – Produce screen printed textiles

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTTD4002 Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing


1 Determine job requirements

2 Prepare to prepare stencils and screens

3 Prepare screens

4 Test screens and stencil quality

Learning Outcomes

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

Students to demonstrate skills and knowledge to:
• analyse design specifications and interpret production requirements
• identify and address faults
• determine requirements of design and conversion to print
• make minor adjustments to equipment
• use printing techniques to achieve design effects
• recognise and apply stencil application for image use, design and printing techniques
• evaluate own work and conduct quality checks
• use tools and equipment associated with printing fabrics
• 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

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include five projects. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.

To achieve successful completion of these courses students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. Technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises and practical tests. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

Completion of learning activities

Technical File (record keeping and specifications) Trouble shooting quiz and observational checklist Practical print work Results that apply to this course that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment