Course Title: Analyse textiles and develop product specification

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: MANU5635S

Course Title: Analyse textiles and develop product specification

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4051 - Certificate IV in Textile Production

Course Contact : Rafael Beltran

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9179

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Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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


To provide learners with skills, knowledge associated with analysing characteristics of textiles and developing a product specification

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPDTX09A Analyse textiles and develop product specification

Learning Outcomes

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Details of Learning Activities


To provide learners with skills, knowledge and attitudes to become competent to:
• Select sample of textiles
• Perform preliminary testing and analysis
• Perform comprehensive testing and analysis
• Perform routine testing
• Prepare product specifications

Through workshops and practical sessions in the laboratory.

Teaching Schedule

11.02.2008 - Introducing science in textiles. Calculation of percentages, decimal places and significant figures.
Practical: Dimensional stability - Calculating percentage shrinkage/growth

18.02.2008 - Arithmetic mean, average, standard deviation, coefficient of variation and the relationship to textile processes.
Quiz: Unit of mass – fabric gsm or Single thread test 

25.02.2008 - Graphical representation of data. Elasticity and its importance in fibres. Measurement of stress and strain. Frictional forces in textiles.

03.03.2008 - Graphical representation of data. Elasticity and its importance in fibres. Measurement of stress and strain. Frictional forces in textiles (continued).

10.03.2008 - Symbols and formulae, Linear equations, Formulas for conversion between systems.

17.03.2008 - Laboratory equipment. Safe working practices. OH&S
Quiz: Identify hazards.

07.04.2008 - Introduction to chemistry. Atoms, molecules and chemical bonds

14.04.2008 - Chemical reactions, acids, bases, ph and buffers

21.04.2008 - Chemical reactions, acids, bases, ph and buffers (continued).

28.04.2008 - Some properties of textile fibres in relation to their chemistry.
Practical: Effect of acid on the take up of dye

5.05.2008 - Schematic identification of fibres quantitative and qualitative methods
Practical: Identification of fibres using chemical solubility method

12.05.2008 - The physical properties of yarns.
Practical: Effect of yarn twist on the physical properties of yarns 

19.05.2008 - Effect of fabric specifications on fabric characteristics
Practical: Impact of fabric cover factor on drape ability 

26.05.2008 - Temperature and its measurement. The use of temperature in modification.

02.06.2008 - Detergents and their performance in cleaning.
Practical: Comparison of several commercial detergents in cleaning 

09.06.2008 - Mechanical finishes and their impact on resultant fabric characteristics. Practical or quiz

16.06.2008 - Special treatments. Fire proofing and water proofing

23.06.2008 - Assessment week – Completion of any unfinished assessment



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources:
Prescribed text:
Other references:
References - The Basic Principles of Textile Colouration - Arthur D. Broadbent
Colour For Textiles a Users Handbook - Ingermals
Bleaching Dyeing & Chemical Technology of Textile Fibres E.R.Trotman
Wool Dyeing - D.M.Lewis.
Textile Research Journal
Dyeing Theory - CD - Rom learning disk.
A Laboratory Course In Dyeing - Giles
Australasian Textiles and Fashion. web site
Colouration Technology  

Overview of Assessment

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Assessment Tasks

Practical Journal 30%
Practical Examination 20%
Theory Examination. 50%
Students must complete 80% of all the practical work and must pass the Theory Examination in order to complete the course

• .Learners can make a claim for Approved Prior Learning on entry to the course

• Criteria for your results: HD (high distinction – indicative score 80-100%) or DI (distinction – indicative score 70-79%) or CR (credit – indicative score 60-69%) or PA (pass – indicative score 50-59%) or NN (fail – indicative score 0-49%).

• Negotiation to vary assessment methods may be made in special circumstances. This is subject to the discretion of the trainer after consideration of the learner’s request and is done on a needs basis.

Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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