Course Title: Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2021

Course Code: MIET7614C

Course Title: Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4404 - Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Course Contact: Betty Kanzurovski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9232

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rachel Halton

Nominal Hours: 80

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

In this course you will learn how to identify a variety of natural and synthetic fibres, yarns and textile materials. You will also learn about the way fibres and yarns can be knitted, woven, spun and/or tufted to create fabrics that are used to construct garments, home-wares and a variety of textile products.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTGN2013 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry


1. Distinguish types of TCF materials and production processes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Distinguish types of fibres and yarns, fabrics and textile materials used in manufacture of clothing and textile products
1.2 Identify methods of distinguishing and identifying fibres, yarns and textile materials
1.3 Identify common and emerging fabrics used in garment industry
1.4 Identify processes used on raw fibres, basic processed yarns, and finished yarns to create textiles


2. Identify characteristics of fabrics

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify fibres used in the construction of different fabrics

2.2 Identify construction processes of different fabrics

2.3 Examine a range of fabric types and identify their physical and visual qualities

2.4 Identify generic and trade names for common fabrics and textile materials


3. Distinguish methods of constructing fabric and textile material

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify purposes of different stages in textile product construction process

3.2 Distinguish basic processes of spinning fibres into yarns and processing yarns into knitted, woven and non-woven textile material

3.3 Identify textile product construction processes

3.4 Identify uses of different types of fibres and yarns and their effects on finished products


4. Identify uses of fabrics and textiles

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify common uses of a range of fabrics and labelling requirements

4.2 Identify textile products and their end uses and labelling requirements

4.3 Identify and measure fabric and textile material quality for identified purpose

4.4 Identify impact of quality on production processes

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in identifying a variety of fibres and fabrics.

Details of Learning Activities

The learning mode for this course will be a blended delivery, of online and face to face.
In this course you will participate in the following learning activities:

  • class exercises and discussions
  • practical demonstrations in studio
  • workshops
  • projects
  • peer learning
  • class presentations

Teaching Schedule


Learning Activity





Overview of course module.  Introduction to Assessments

Introduction video, OH&S requirements, fabric sample page and yarn/fabric samples. 




Natural Fibresanimal/protein fibres



Natural Fibres plant/cellulose fibres  -  fibre classification chart



Synthetic & Regenerated fibres

Yarn structure video.
Calculate TEX of selected yarns
Ass1 Work Health and Safety & Standard Operating Procedures – demonstrating work safe procedures while testing a range of fibres



Woven Fabrics:  Plain, Twill, Satin, Pile, Dobby and Jacquard



Knitted Fabrics:    Single jersey, double jersey, Rib, Ponte
Warp & Weft Knit:  Discuss fabric performance.




Nonwoven fabrics

Introduction to assessment 4 Fabric Sample Reference Folio

Intro to Fabric testing



Fabric testing - Perform testing on fabrics and record results.





Using RMIT Database to access Australian Standards
Develop care labels according to Australian standards



Identifying Fibre, Yarn and Fabric faults

Examine samples to define how faults affect end products




Continue testing fibre and fabric samples for inclusion in the Assessment 4 Fabric Sample Reference Folio.




Continue working on Assessment 4 Fabric Sample Reference Folio




Fibre & Fabrics Knowledge Quiz completed and uploaded to Canvas by end of scheduled class; work on Assessment 4 Fabric Sample Reference Folio

Assessment 3 due



Conduct Assessment 2 Textile Testing & ID checklist completed in class

Assessment 2 due


Complete Assessment 4 Fabric Sample Reference Folio – submitted by end of scheduled class.

Assessment 4 due

Assessment 1 due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You are advised to look at myRMIT for ongoing updated information.   There are no prescribed texts for this program however you may find the following book useful:

Kadolph, Sara J, 2010, Textiles, Eleventh edition

Apparel Quality Lab Manual, Textbook by Janace Bubonia

Textiles for Modern Living, Fifth edition, Longman.

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

This unit of competency is clustered for assessment with MSTTX3001.   This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback at the conclusion of each assessment task.   You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on MyRMIT for full assessment criteria 

Assessment Task 1: Workplace, Health & Safety and Standard Operations Procedure checklist


Assessment Task 2: Textile Testing and Identification


Assessment Task 3: Knowledge Quiz


Assessment Task 4: Fabric Sample Reference Folio

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are: CA: Competency Achieved NYC: Not Yet Competent DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment 

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency.   These matrices are available through Program Administration 

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback: 

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. 

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now requires to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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