Course Title: Research and evaluate processes and products

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6158 Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Title: Research and evaluate processes and products

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9233

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will engage in the research process to consider business opportunities for new textile processes and/or products. Investigation of local and global trends that impact technical and digital change over time will help you to consider new possibilities for creative enterprises. Consideration of the various constraints that affect these changes, ie, human resources, materials, financial budgets and timelines will be considered as you develop strategic plans for success. 

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:

  • MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTGN6003 Research and evaluate processes and products


1 Determine job requirements 

2 Identify global and domestic trends 

3 Determine manufacturing capabilities or implications 

4 Contribute to strategic planning 

5 Prepare reports and presentations 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in investigating technological and digital capabilities for the production of textile product and/or processes; that has been informed by researching local and global trends in the textile industry. You will also have demonstrated the required skills and knowledge to prepare reports for presentations to relevant personnel, consulted with client/s, sales and marketing resources and/or production specialists to establish strategic plans.     

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include two projects and presentation of a folio to a panel of industry experts. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.