Course Title: Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2020
Course Code: VART6449C
Course Title: Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics
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: email@example.com
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Nominal Hours: 50
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
In this course you will learn how to identify the quality of various fibres, yarns and fabrics and the way production of these impacts the textile product. You will also learn how to conduct simple testing methods and procedures, to identify various textile properties found in knitted, woven and various non-woven textiles. This course consists of 2 Units of Competency that are clustered together for delivery and assessment. The other Unit of Competency in this clustered course is: MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MSTTX3001 Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics
1. Determine job requirements
1.1 Identification methods are used to identify fibres, yarns and fabrics
2. Prepare to determine fibre, yarn and fabric performance
2.1 Properties of fibres, yarns and fabric are identified. 2.2 Performance characteristics of fibres, yarns and fabric are identified and described. 2.3 Common fibre and yarn faults and the problems they cause in fabric production or the finished product are identified. 2.4 Fibre, yarn and fabrics quality is determined using quality indicators . 2.5 Quality faults are identified and appropriate action. 2.6 Performance testing of fibre, yarn and fabric is conducted in accordance with OHS practices .
3. Determine uses, care and labelling requirements
3.1 Distinguish performance characteristics and appropriate uses of fabrics 3.2 Identify applicable fabric finishes and implications for care, handling and use 3.3 Identify cleaning requirements 3.4 Identify labelling requirements according to workplace procedures and Australian Standards
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to conduct simple testing methods and procedures on a variety of fibres, yarns and fabrics. You will be able to apply correct labelling of textiles products using the Australian Standards and identify faults within the production process that impact the quality of the textile.
Details of Learning Activities
In this course you will participate in the following learning activities:
- class exercises and discussions
- practical demonstrations in studio
- peer learning
- class presentations
Note - While all course content in this schedule will be covered, the weekly order may change depending on the class needs and availability of 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, Prentice Hall, Pearson. Gohl, E.P.G. Vilensky, L.D. 1998, 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:
This unit of competency is clustered for assessment with MSTGN213. 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 - completed week 3 in class
Assessment Task 2: Textile Testing and ID - completed week 10 in class.
Assessment Task 3: Knowledge Quiz - Due week 13.
Assessment Task 4: Fabric Sample Reference Folio Due: Due at end of class in week 15
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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration
Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students
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.
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.
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.
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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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