Course Title: Manage design realisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: GRAP5361C

Course Title: Manage design realisation

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Paul Castro

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

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Description

In this course you will investigate, evaluate and analyse global design trends and the effect they on contemporary fashion. You will investigate popular culture, look at forecasting trends and style a photo shoot around a predicted trend.
This unit is delivered and assessed with GRAP5362C (BSBDES602) Research global design trends and  GRAP5359C (LMTFD5007B) Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs.             

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBDES601 Manage design realisation


1 Plan realisation of design

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Collect, analyse and maintain relevant information on the design
1.2 Discuss and agree on standards of work and monitoring requirements with appropriate stakeholders
1.3 Develop clear plan and schedule for design realisation, including key roles and responsibilities linked to timelines and budget


2 Implement and monitor realisation of design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Organise and/or allocate resources to achieve realisation of design within required standards, timeframes and budget
2.2 Liaise with others involved in design realisation to ensure obligations and quality standards are met within time, budget and technical resources
2.3 Maintain accurate, relevant and complete documentation in accordance with agreed standards
2.4 Monitor process to ensure integrity of design is maintained at all times, including through the process of challenging and interrogating own design work
2.5 Promptly identify difficulties or problems that arise in relation to realisation of design and take action to rectify situation


3 Liaise and negotiate with stakeholders

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Establish and maintain appropriate communication channels with relevant stakeholders
3.2 Proactively seek and provide information to facilitate effective design realisation
3.3 Adhere to agreed terms and conditions or negotiate appropriate changes in light of changed circumstances
3.4 Negotiate and agree on revisions with relevant parties in a professional manner, to enhance quality of outcome


4 Complete design process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Finalise design outcomes in accordance with terms and conditions
4.2 Seek feedback from key stakeholders on finished design and make final adjustments as agreed
4.3 Evaluate completed design in relation to own work and overall process, to inform future practice

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

Learning activities may include visits to fashion stores, presentations and tutorials. You will collate and analyse complex information gathered from your off campus research and present this to your peers. You will use these peer exercises to explore how to tailor your presentations to your audience.

Teaching Schedule






Origin of a Trend:

Introduction and course overview

 What are fashion trends?

 What is the purpose of forecasting?

What are fashion cycles?

  Fashion trend group activity Activity - discussing and identifying relevant trends for the styling sector.   Outside class:  Assessment 1 - Task 1:  Visit different stores to identify and analyse different trends seen in current market



Origin of a Trend:

How to identify forecast trends and their influences

Trends and media   Outside class:  Assessment 1 - Task 2:  Explore, analyse and document how the identified themes are portrayed in different types of media.


Origin of a Trend:

Tracing back the origin of a trend: Forecasting agencies.

 WGSN Introduction - how to navigate this important tool    Outside class:  Assessment 1 - Task 3:  Select a trend that best matches findings.


Origin of a Trend:

How are trends created? Origins, history & cycles.

 Trend in history/ the fashion trend cycle/ Bubble Up – Trickle down.

Preparation for presentation.   Outside class:  Assessment 1 - Task 4:  Finding the history of a trend



Students to present Assessment 1
Peer and individual feedback
Introduce Assessment 2


Trend to concept:
Other influences

Identify WGSN’s Trend Forecast for AW 2018/19 Students to research each trend and present in groups. Analyse other influences to crosscheck trends. Trend selection and analysis.


Trend to concept:  Colour & Textures Silhouette & Graphics  Colour palette & Texture forecast and development for styling   Silhouette & Graphics forecast and development for styling.


Trend to concept:  Developing a personalised concept   ASSESSMENT 2:  Trend to Concept - Part A (Visual Diary/ Research) How to develop your own concept.   Class time to work on Assessment 2


Trend to concept:  Accessories, Hair and Makeup. Accessories and Makeup forecast and development for styling Class time to work on Assessment 2


ASSESSMENT 2: Trend to Concept - Part B (Visual and Oral Communication) Students to present Assessment 2 Peer and individual feedback Introduce Assessment 3


Trend and Concept Realisation:  Trend research and practical application.

Class time to work on trend research


Trend and Concept Realisation: Trend research Concept development Students to work on Final Concept - Moodboard.   Wed 10 Oct – Fashion Show


Trend and Concept Realisation: Concept presentation 5-minute oral presentation and feedback

Students to work on final presentation material


Trend and Concept Realisation Work on Assessment 3 

Class time to work on Assessment 3


ASSESSMENT 3: Trend and concept realisation



End of Year event

Pitch to panel

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will have access to a simulated styling workroom/computer laboratories.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick)

You will also have access to the RMIT on-line Learning HUB


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects and assignments designed for students to demonstrate their ability to manage the design process from design concept to final design realisation. To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed.
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 Graded competency-based assessment are:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC  Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if work is submitted on time and competency has been demonstrated 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 will not be eligible for grading.
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

Assessment Task 1 - due Week 5
Origin of a Trend
For this assessment, you will create a blog, where you will systematically record a weekly task and present your findings at the end. First, you will observe and register what is currently happening with local retailers. You will identify a common theme and then pair it back with a predicted trend from WGSN. You will track down the history of this trend and finally present your work to your peers in a 5-minute talk.


Assessment Task 2 - due Week 10
Trend to Concept

As stylists, you need to be able to understand how WGSN works, analyse their forecasted trends, relate them to what is happening around you and interpret these trends into your own personalized theme. The purpose of this assessment is to guide you in preparation for your final concept boards and editorial shoot at the end of the semester.  


Assessment Task 3 -due Week 15
Concept Realisation

In this assessment, you will bring together your knowledge of identifying current trends and predicting future fashion influences to showcase your styling skills in a real-life brief/situation. You will assist a brand to gain market awareness in a commercial environment.

Assessment Matrix


Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Element 1 -  Plan realisation of design     X X X
Element 2 -  Implement and monitor realisation of design       X X
Element 3 -  Liaise and negotiate with stakeholders    X X
Element 4 -   Complete design process        X X


Other Information

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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.

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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 require 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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