Course Title: Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EASC5049C

Course Title: Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3225 - Certificate III in Textile Fabrication

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2003B Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry


1 Identify key industry representatives

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant TCF sectors are identified.
1.2 Industry representatives and their roles are identified.


2 Identify relevant legislation and guidelines

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Relevant legislation and guidelines common to employment within TCF sector are identified.
2.2 Rights, responsibilities and legal obligations are identified.
2.3 Concepts of product quality in workplace are identified.
2.4 Employability skills for workplace production are identified.


3 Identify production processes and supply chains

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workplace materials are identified.
3.2 Workplace production processes for converting materials into products are identified.
3.3 Workplace supply chains for products are identified


4 Workplace supply chains for products are identified

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Workplace practices are identified.
4.2 Key activities of workplace are described.
4.3 Key personnel and their roles are identified.
4.4 OHS practices are identified.
4.5 Workplace areas or departments and their role in the production process are identified.


5 Learn skills for productive work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Required skills for current work role are identified.
5.2 Skill limitations are identified.
5.3 Opportunities for further skill development are identified.
5.4 Plan for learning required skills is developed with or accepted from the supervisor.
5.5 Learning and development activities are participated in.


6 Manage own work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Responsibility is taken for own work tasks and role.
6.2 Initiative is used to articulate ideas and suggestions for improvements in own work processes
6.3 Problem-solving strategies are used to address problems, inconsistencies or concerns when fulfilling work role
6.4 Own work is monitored against workplace standards and areas for improvement identified and acted upon
6.5 Work effectively and cooperatively with others in work team.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to follow procedures so as to work in an environmentally sustainable manner by identifying current resource use and environmental issues, complying with environmental regulations and being able to seek opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency.

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed.

The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed. When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work would be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training

Teaching Schedule

In general the course is taught over 6 sessions. The sessions take the following form:

1 Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content, 2 hrs.
2 Use of learning resources and basic skills development, 2 hrs.
3 Workshop, 6 hrs.
4 Complete manuals, 4 hrs.
5 Supervised skill development to competency, 14 hrs.
6 Consolidation of skills and assessment, 2 hrs.

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation of work done by yourself and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will be in the form of observation of work done by yourself and by questioning for underpinning knowledge. You can check the performance criteria above for more details of these skills.

Assessment Matrix

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