Course Title: Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: MIET7615C

Course Title: Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Paul Castro

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9234

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


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to work with a range of software packages used in the fashion styling industry. You will learn to identify the types and sources of information needed when working in this industry and use appropriate tools to access, create, manipulate and store this information.

Assessment for this course includes a knowledge quiz and two practical projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTGN2014 Operate computing technology in a TCF workplace


1. Prepare to operate computing technology

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine job requirements from specifications, job sheets and work instructions   1.2 Identify computing technology relevant to work role and its impact on work role and workplace outcomes   1.3 Identify computing technology that is suitable for performing work tasks   1.4 Identify information and data that need to be accessed, enter and stored, and source of that information and data   1.5 Identify key features of technology, and ergonomic conditions and procedures for start-up and shutdown   1.6 Identify relevant software application menus, functions and commands to locate, input and store information and data   1.7 Identify skills required for software application and source training or support if required


2. Access information and data

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Navigate relevant software application menus, functions and commands to locate information and data   2.2 Retrieve information and data according to workplace procedures   2.3 Manipulate information and data to produce reports, using required numerical operations   2.4 Check to confirm that information and data meet work requirements


3. Input and store information and data

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use required software menus, functions and commands to enter and manipulate information and data   3.2 Enter, remove and change information and data   3.3 Save information and data, and store in file structure according to workplace requirements   3.4 Follow procedures for shutting down, logging off and exiting computing technology

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.

You will have demonstrated the ability to access, operate and effectively use computer technology, applying safe and ergonomic work practices, in a simulated workplace environment.

You will have shown your understanding of functions, capabilities and impact of computing technology, as well as types and sources of data used in your role as a fashion stylist

You will have shown your knowledge of required quality standards and practices that apply to technology use in the fashion styling workplace.

Details of Learning Activities

The activities in this course have been designed to give you the opportunity to put into practice all the theory learned in class. These activities include:

  • class exercises to review class presentations/ theory
  • practical demonstrations in studio
  • design activities or projects
  • individual and group activities
  • ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback

Teaching Schedule






Introduction to the course and assessments overview

Introduction to IT – General knowledge

OHS / Ergonomics





Photoshop Basics 1:

Photoshop Basics: Workspace, toolbox, layers.

Selection tools, cropping, resizing.

Retouching images

AT01 - Explained





Photoshop Basics 2:

Using shapes, text, colour

Controlled Moodboard: example in class

Finding good resolution images


AT02 – Explained





Photoshop Basics 3: Filters, Blending Modes, Layer Masks, Adjustment layers

Saving and exporting documents


VAMFF Starts



IT Knowledge Quiz





Catch up class time – progress

*Mon 09 Mar: Labour Day




Image resolution and refining selections

Feedback session AT02





Introduction to Excel



Moodboard and Process Report




Introduction to Excel

Excel exercises 1-2

AT03 Explained





Introduction to Excel

Excel exercises 2-3



Mid-semester break Thu 09 – Wed 15 April




Introduction to Excel

Excel - revision

Invoice activity





Introduction to Indesign:

Creating a document, workspace, toolbox, manipulation.





InDesign basics:

Text and graphics






InDesign basics:

Colour and transparency





InDesign basics:

Colour and transparency

Saving and exporting documents.






One-on-one catch-up to check progress





Indesign extra features

ASSESSMENT 3 Due: Style, produce and create a lookbook




Feedback Week


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will have access to computer rooms with the most updated versions of the required software we will use in this course. 

Additionally, the University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:

The Learning Lab

The Study Support Hub

English for uni workshops

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a knowledge quiz and two practical projects. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.

Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard expected in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for full assessment criteria

Assessment Task 1: Knowledge Quiz - you will be asked to answer questions relating to your understanding of the use of computers and software in a TCF workplace. Due Week 4

Assessment Task 2: Mood board & Process report - following a brief provided by your instructor and using two different industry-standard software applications you are required to create an electronic moodboard and a document that describes the process you followed to create this moodboard. Due Week 7

Assessment Task 3: Style, produce and create a lookbook - this assessment brings together two of your courses: Style Merchandise and Styling IT. You are required to produce a lookbook and a budget report of your expenses for a photoshoot, using computer technology. Due Week 15

Results that apply to courses 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

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


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.


Information about your studies:

You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.



Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time):


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.  

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

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