Course Title: Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6158 Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Title: Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term2 2017

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259233

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will learn to apply research skills to explore the way textiles are used in the commercial fashion and clothing industries and how to make recommendations to inform commercial development. You will identify quality standards that are used to report on performance of textile products whilst working with raw materials, partially and fully finished textile products.
This course consists of 3 Units of Competency that are clustered together for delivery and assessment. The other 2 units of competency in this clustered course are:
• MSTTD6003 Develop a textile product range
• MSTTD6001 Research commercial development of textiles

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFD6009 Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development


1 Determine job requirements

2. Prepare to analyse fashion industry textiles

3 Research fashion products

4 Analyse findings of textile research

5 Evaluate and finalise research into fashion industry textiles

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 be aware of the procedures and standards around testing textile products and be able to apply research skills and knowledge to gather critical data to inform commercial development of textiles in their various forms and end uses.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include 3 projects. The first of these will be an Industry driven brief, where you will respond creatively and present your ideas and testing analysis/ documentation. The remaining 2 assessments are student-centred and support the research, design and production process to support your selected body of work within a print, knit or weave focus. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.

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.
Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period and on the first assessment attempt. Tasks 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

Graded assessment in this course uses the following grades:
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
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.
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