Course Title: Develop textile designs and specifications

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6158 Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Title: Develop textile designs and specifications

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 60

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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 develop the skills and knowledge required to develop textile designs. You will also test the fibres, yarns, and/or finished product to determine suitability for end use of the product and create design specifications to support the production process.  

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:

* MSTTD5007 Develop textile designs using computer-based programs


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTTD5008 Develop textile designs and specifications


1 Determine job requirements

2 Prepare to develop textile designs and specifications

3 Develop textile design

4 Calculate production requirements

5 Produce and test sample

6 Prepare product specifications

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in developing a textile design, and testing the design specifications for production.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include 3 projects; all of  which are based around the Un-Wearables project and presentation. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.