Course Title: Participate in production planning processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: GRAP5232C

Course Title: Participate in production planning processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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Nominal Hours: 70

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to participate in the development of production planning.

This unit is delivered with MANU5914C Contribute to the development of products or processes

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN5001B Participate in production planning processes


1 Confirm production requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1Projected requirements regarding stock supplies, product quantities, quality and delivery schedules are confirmed.
1.2Identified issues and problems concerning projected requirements are resolved in collaboration with relevant personnel.
1.3Requirements for implementation of organisational systems are determined.


2 Gather specific production information

Performance Criteria:

2.1Specific information relating to production capacity is obtained and confirmed.
2.2Details of production line requirements regarding batch or run sizes and other relevant information are gathered and interpreted for use in production plan preparation.
2.3Resources, supply requirements, availability of machines and personnel is identified and confirmed.


3 Participate in planning meetings

Performance Criteria:

3.1Specific requirements for meetings are confirmed.
3.2Production data and other planning information is prepared.
3.3Information is contributed and discussed according to meeting procedures.
3.4Follow-up action on meeting outcomes is taken.


4 Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

4.1Production planning records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.

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

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of planning production processes. 

Individual and group projects will be undertaken and will develop skills to:

  • participate effectively in planning production
  • interpret and use data from a range of sources
  • communicate effectively with individuals, work groups and supervisors
  • document and transfer information
  • read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating
  • procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
  • maintain accurate records
  • meet specifications
  • clarify and check task-related information
  • carry out work according to OHS practices

Learning Activities for this Unit are concurrently delivered with Develop Textile Designs and Specifications VART5912C, assessment tasks may be common to both Units.

Teaching Schedule

1 Introduction to Course Outline. OH&S for Print/Knit/Weave/Digital Labs & studios. PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT_Identify product specifications for samples. Introduction Course Outline_Project Briefs_OH&S Induction_ Participate in Production Planning Session: Production Plan briefing. _Overview of Production: Prepare, Plan and Produce a Product. 

^NOTE: students are required to supply and manage own materials for production.
2 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT_Develop a series of samples, including: Selecting appropriate materials to meet requirements & ensure equipment set up ready for sample development.
3 PROJECT: Develop the samples identifying original design specifications. ASSESSMENT: PREPARE A PRODUCTION PLAN & TIMELINE

4 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT _Develop the samples, including: Selecting appropriate materials to meet requirements & according to specifications.
5 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT _Results of the trials are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production.
6 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT _ Gather specific production information
7 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT _Production development & Finishing and Testing
8 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT_ Analyse and interpret results. Participate in planning meeting. Specific requirements for meetings are confirmed. Planning meetings are held to review and analyse production plan and requirements Assessment Review Meeting and Panel Assessment
9 PROJECT: PROJECT DESIGNER_MANUFACTURE_ Confirm production requirements. Project: PROJECT DESIGNER_MANUFACTURE _Assist in developing or engineering product
10 Project: PROJECT DESIGNER_MANUFACTURE. Continue with Project Addressing Product Specifications, Quantities, Equipment Used. Prepare, Plan and Produce a Product.
11 Project: PROJECT DESIGNER_MANUFACTURE. Interpret provisional specifications.
12 Project: PROJECT DESIGNER_MANUFACTURE. Undertake production. Maintain records
Undertake production for Small Production Run. Report results and maintain records
Follow own production plan to produce samples & Finished Product.
15 ASSESSMENT: PRESENTATION TO INDUSTRY PANEL_ Report results and maintain records



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studio practice:

You are reminded you must follow appropriate Studio Practice; observe safe work practices, consider the safety of others and the correct handling of equipment and resources.  You will be assessed on your demonstration of responsible workshop practice, correct handling of resources.  All work is due at the commencement of class on the Due Date.

 illness, absence, inability:

If you are unable to complete class work due to illness please notify your class teacher immediately.  If you are absent from class you are asked to follow the correct procedure as stated in the RMIT Induction Booklet and notify your class teacher of any absence before the absence occurs.  If, due to an illness you are unable to catch up on work missed during scheduled classes, you are encouraged to meet with the Program Coordinator to complete a personal study plan.  If an extended absence is expected you are encouraged to apply for special consideration (see RMIT website) to gain an extension of time to complete project work.

Study and learning Support:


Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

 Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

 Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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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.

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

Assessment Tasks


Assessment Tasks



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Other Information


Classes are delivered in a studio environment, covered toe footwear must be worn and all OH&S policies adhered to.

Learning Activities for this Unit are concurrently delivered with Develop Textile Designs and Specifications VART5912C, assessment tasks may be common to both Units,

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