Course Title: Participate in production planning processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: MANU7402C

Course Title: Participate in production planning processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6158 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259233

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Lucy Adam (Print)

Tel. 9925 9421

      Rachel Halton (Weave)   Tel. 9925 9158       Rohani Osman (Knit)  Tel. 9925 9428

Nominal Hours: 70

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 required to participate in production planning processes related to textile design outcomes. This unit is clustered for delivery and assessment with MANU7402C Organise and Plan Own Work to Achieve Planned Outcomes and MANU7398C Contribute to the Development of Products or Processes.



National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTGN5001 Participate in production planning processes


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) 1.2 Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times 1.3 Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs 1.4 Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions


2 Confirm production requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm projected requirements regarding stock supplies, product quantities, quality and delivery schedules 2.2 Resolve any identified issues and problems concerning projected requirements, in collaboration with relevant personnel 2.3 Determine requirements for implementing organisational systems 2.4 Comply with relevant workplace procedures


3 Gather specific production information

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Obtain and confirm specific information relating to production capacity 3.2 Gather and interpret details of production line requirements regarding batch or run sizes and other relevant information to prepare production plan 3.3 Identify and confirm resources, supply requirements, availability of machines and personnel


4 Participate in planning meetings and record outcomes

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Confirm specific requirements for meetings 4.2 Prepare production data and other planning information 4.3 Contribute and discuss information according to meeting procedures 4.4 Take follow-up action on meeting outcomes 4.5 Maintain production planning records and prepare reports, where necessary

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.

Details of Learning Activities

  • class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • practical demonstrations in studio
  • design activities & projects
  • group discussion
  • independent project based work & research
  • ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
  • simulated workplace activities



Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule

Note: This weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.




Class content



8 Feb

Studio briefing and OH&S induction to studios.  Identifying equipment and materials for weaving processes.  Weave swatch development – exploring colour, texture, materials using multiple warp and weft techniques.  Technical specifications to prepare weaving samples are identified - Block weaves, Multishaft Twill techniques.



15 Feb

Expanding and combine and vary threading, tie-up/pegplans to create variation in outcomes.   Determine availability of equipment, resources, materials according to specifications.  sampling development & processes.




22 February


Material exploration – colour combinations for multiple weft and block warp designs.   Conduct textile sampling and trials




1 March

Technique exploration – combined drafts, split drafts.

Discuss and contribute information according to meeting procedures.



8 March

Studio briefing and OH&S induction to knit studios.  Identifying equipment and materials for knitting processes.  Knitted swatch development – elevating basic machine knitting techniques using unconventional materials, exploration of texture and colour with an emphasis on producing experimental samples. Technical specifications are documented to communicate knitting processes.

Knit (Monday) tbc.

Maintaining production records, specification sheets and preparing Studio Plan.   Analysis of sampling and trials in accordance with production plan outcomes.  Preparing documentation to confirm Resources. 

Weave (Thursday)


12 March





19 March


Knitted swatch development – use advanced hand manipulated techniques to produce personalised knitted outcomes; wrapped and woven stitches, cables, lifted stitches.


Weave Folio Due:

WEEK 8.1

26 March

Knitted swatch development – use partial knitting techniques to create three dimensional structures and colour patterning. Finalise choice of materials for swatches. Develop specifications for partial knitting and analyse sampling processes.



*** EASTER BREAK  ***             Thursday 29 March – Wednesday 4 April



WEEK 8.2

2 April

**no class this week** campus open Wednesday – Friday of this week



9 April

Develop work plan and specifications for the production of samples. Identify materials required and follow procedures in accordance with OH&S in order to produce knitted swatches.  Analyse appropriateness of yarns/materials, techniques and machinery and equipment used. Prepare machinery and materials for production.  Produce knitted swatches.



16 April

Produce knitted swatches. Confirm hand manipulated techniques used for knitted textile outcomes.  Maintain production records, specification sheets and prepare Studio Plan.



23 April


Wednesday 25th Anzac Day 

Printed swatch development -  with an emphasis on technique, materials, surface design and multi process.  Film output. Materials and equipment required for production are sourced and prepared. Technical aspects of production are identified. Fabrics, colour separations and stencils are selected and prepared. Hand painting, bleaching and resist techniques.


Knit Folio Due:


30 April

Produce printed samples. Tools and equipment are used effectively and safely to achieve desired result. Processes and effects are documented to ensure exact outcome can be replicated.



7 May

Produce printed samples. Dyes, pigments, digital, specialty binders. Combine processes and techniques to develop experimental swatches



14 May

Produce printed samples. Design is printed according to design specifications and OH&S practices.  Printing is monitored to identify problems or faults.



21 May

Produce printed samples. Dyes, pigments, digital specialty binders. Combine processes and techniques to develop experimental swatches. Required documentation and housekeeping is complete



28 May

Individual Student appointments to provide feedback on all assessments


Print Folio Due:

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Writing for visual thinkers: a guide for artists and designers. Andrea S Marks.


Other Resources

Students are required to provide the following for personal use:

  • A4 Ring Binder Folder
  • A4 sized Plastic Inserts (high quality)
  • A5 or A4 Notebook
  • Scissors
  • Calculator
  • General Toolkit for Studio Classes (toolkit list provided by class teacher)


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include three projects. Full assessment briefs will be provided by your class teacher.  


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1:                                                                          Due date:  Week 7                                         

Weave Portfolio, including:

  • Studio plan
  • Samples
  • Production and Technical File


Assessment Task 2:                                                                          Due date: Week 11                                       

Knit Portfolio, including:

  • Studio plan
  • Samples
  • Production and Technical File



Assessment Task 3:                                                                          Due date: Week 16                                       

Print Portfolio, including:

  • Studio plan
  • Samples
  • Production and Technical File



To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all assessment tasks 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 for full assessment criteria.  After determining competence on assessment tasks, a grade will be applied to Contribute to the Development of Products or Processes (MANU7398C).


Assessment outcomes for these Units are as follows:

Unit Name

Assessment Outcome

Contribute to the Development of Products or Processes



Organise and Plan Own Work to Achieve Planned Outcomes



Participate in Production Planning Processes





*Feedback will be provided by the class teacher after successful submission of each assessment item. 

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the unit of competency.  This matrix is available on request through your Program Coordinator

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