Course Title: Interact and network with fashion industry participants

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EMPL5599C

Course Title: Interact and network with fashion industry participants

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Katrina Rose

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9138

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Paul Castro

Nominal Hours: 80

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

GRAP5226C Preliminary design concepts and GRAP5228C Contemporary fashion influences

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to communicate and network with others working along the fashion industry supply chain, to ensure design processes and outcomes meet requirements. 

For C4219 Certificate IV Fashion & Textiles Merchandising, this course includes a work integrated learning experience (WIL) in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4006B Interact and network with fashion industry participants


1.  Describe features of fashion industry communication

2.  Communicate design concepts and production requirements

3.  Develop and maintain effective industry networks

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Roles of different fashion industry participants are described.

1.2 Routine industry communication channels and tools and their appropriate uses are described.

1.3 Information needs of fashion industry participants for design, procurement, production and marketing processes are described.

1.4 Communication protocols of different industry participants are identified.

2.1 Objectives and processes for communicating design concepts are identified and used effectively.

2.2 Appropriate industry communication tools used to communicate and determine design production, are selected and applied.

2.3 Language and terminology that is appropriate to fashion industry is used routinely when interacting and communicating with industry participants to ensure required meaning is accurately conveyed.

2.4 An understanding of roles of different industry participants is applied to planning and implementing industry communication.

2.5 Information requirements of fashion industry participants are accommodated in development and production of fashion designs.

2.6 Feedback is sought on effectiveness of communication in relaying design and production concepts and requirements, and is incorporated into future communication.

2.7 Where difficulties arise in communication, assistance is sought from appropriate personnel .

2.8 Outcomes of communication and information received are documented and records are maintained.

3.1 An understanding of scope and role of different industry participants is applied to develop networks that cover relevant areas of operation.

3.2 Cooperative working relationships with other relevant participants are developed and maintained.

3.3 Information about key industry participants is gathered and stored so it is up to date and accessible.

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

A variety of activities, both individual and in groups will be used to help you achieve the learning objectives as specified above. Library, Internet, Magazine and International and Local Retail/Brand Research. Presentations and tutorials will form the basis of learning activities

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 Research: Range concept
Week 2 Research: Company background
Week 3 Research: Trend workshop on colour
Week 4 Research: Trend workshop on fabric
Week 5 Research: Trend workshop on silhouette
Week 6 Research: Trend workshop on details
Week 7 Produce: Mood Workshop - concept
Week 8 Produce: Mood Workshop- moodboard
Week 9 Produce: Mood Workshop- mood board
Week 10 Produce: Story Workshop - range structure
Week 11 Produce: Story Workshop - sketching
Week 12 Produce: Story Workshop - sketching
Week 13 Produce: Story Workshop - story board
Week 14 Produce: Story Workshop - story board
Week 15 Presentation: Presentation workshop
Week 16 Presentation: Presentation workshop

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Any Online current fashion Information
Newspapers- Herald Sun, The Age – Fashion Publications
Periodicals, Textiles, Textile View, Viewpoint, Rush, Vogue, Collezioni, Sportswear International.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on a research assignment, and an oral presentation to industry which includes preparation of story boards and a theory document

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Research - 40%

Assessment 2: Produce - 60%

Boards and Oral presentation:

Assessment 1: Produce a Mood board - 20%

Assessment 2: Produce a Story board - 40%

Assessment 3: Produce a Fabric board - 10%

Assessment 4: Presentation: - 10%

Assessment 5: Peer assessment - 20%

Assessment Matrix

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