Course Title: Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5211C

Course Title: Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Barbara Kuczuk

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9195

Course Contact Email:barbara.kuczuk@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

mark.reid@rmit.edu.au

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

Year 10 maths

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to develop cost estimates for sample production of products within the fashion industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4004B Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

Element:

1.  Identify factors to be considered when costing a garment for the fashion industry.

2.  Identify costs involved in producing fashion garments

3.  Identify and calculate labour costs involved in fashion garment production

4. develop costing sheets to industry standards

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Factors which must be taken into consideration when costing garments identified according to OHS practices
1.2 Market forces that affect costing for the fashion industry are identified
2.1 Costs for fabrics and trims for sample garments and production are estimated
2.2 Similar garments from different price points within the fashion industry are compared and any production differences are identified
2.3 Hidden costs in sample production are identified
2.4 Differences in costs for sample and bulk production garments are explained
3.1 Labour involved in fashion product production is identify
3.2 Labour costs for production of sample and bulk production are calculated
3.3 Different methods of utilising labour in the fashion industry are identified and compared
4.1 Components of fashion industry costing sheets are identified
4.2 Costing sheets are developed to meet fashion industry standards
4.3 Costing sheet is completed for a sample garment
4.4 Costing sheet is used to develop quotation for bulk production
4.5 Quality standards of work and received materials are assessed


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

o Demonstrate an understanding of variable costs, fixed costs and profit (learning)
o Demonstrate an understanding of the effect of market forces on costing (learning)
o Compare garments from different price points to identify production differences (learning and problem solving)
o Identify the hidden costs in sample production (learning and problem solving)
o Explain why samples and bulk production differ (communication)
o Identify labour used in fashion garment production (problem solving)
o Calculate labour costs for sample and bulk production (problem solving)
o Identify and compare different methods of using labour in the fashion industry (problem solving)
o Identify components required on a costing sheet (problem solving)
o Develop a costing sheet (teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising)
o Complete a costing sheet for a sample garment (problem solving)
o Use a costing sheet to develop quotation for bulk production (problem solving)
o Assess quality standards of work and received materials (problem solving)
o Use a calculator (technology)
o Use self evaluation tools. (learning and self-management)
o Use on-line activities (technology)


Teaching Schedule


Week BeginningSession – TopicElement
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
29 June 09Term - Holidays  
6 July 09Term - Holidays  
13 July 09Class warm-up activity as introduction
Discussion of lecturer’s background (brief)
Discussion of semester’s objectives & assessment
Discussion of module handouts x 3
Discussion of RMIT behavioural policy & OHS issues
Discussion for week 2 preparation – group Listing of what is a “fashion product” & reminder to bring in a garment to consider cost factors activity
1.1 Factors which must be taken into consideration when costing garments identified according to OHS practices
1.2 Market forces that affect costing for the fashion industry are identified
 
20 July 09Students to bring in a garment to consider cost factors activity
Cost factor analysis I for individual garments as samples
Define terminology for costs calculation & production (review and extension)
Discussion of written report and presentation on case studies SWOT analysis
1.2 Market forces that affect costing for the fashion industry are identified
2.1 Costs for fabrics and trims for sample garments and production are estimated
2.2 Similar garments from different price points within the fashion industry are compared and any production differences are identified
2.3 Hidden costs in sample production are identified
3.1 Labour involved in fashion product production is identify
3.2 Labour costs for production of sample and bulk production are calculated
 
27 July 09Definition of annual production cycle – flow-chart analysed
Tutorial - planning questionnaires for written report
1.2
3.3 Different methods of utilising labour in the fashion industry are identified and compared
 
3 August 09
GUEST SPEAKER 1
1 p.m. auditorium
Monday
Introduction to types of businesses & ways to start
Considered costs for sole owner/manufacturer
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,
2.4 Differences in costs for sample and bulk production garments are explained
3.1, .3.2, 3.3
 
10 August 09

Non attendance - In lieu of

3 August 09 Monday GUEST SPEAKER 1, 1 p.m. auditorium

and also

24 August 09 Monday GUEST SPEAKER 2, 1 p.m. auditorium

 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, .3.2, 3.3, 4.1 
 17 August 09 What is a cost sheet?
Development of company cost-sheets for manufacturing

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, .3.2, 3.3,
4.1 Components of fashion industry costing sheets are identified
4.2 Costing sheets are developed to meet fashion industry standards
4.3 Costing sheet is completed for a sample garment
4.4 Costing sheet is used to develop quotation for bulk production
4.5 Quality standards of work and received materials are assessed

 
 24 August 09 GUEST SPEAKER 2
1 p.m. auditorium
Monday
 Students to bring in own examples of sportswear
Cost factor analysis II for individual garments as samples
 1.2, 2.1, 2.2,.2.3, 3.1, 3.2 
 31 August 09 Management of cash-flow – issues for consideration
Discussion of Assignment
 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 
 7 September 09POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS of written report
Written report as case-study to be emailed for assessment (guest speaker report)
Students to take notes on content and style of presentation

 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, .3.2, 3.3, 4.1 POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
 14 September 09  Term Holidays   
 21 September 09  Term Holidays   
 28 September 09 QUIZ   QUIZ
 5 October 09 Students to bring in sportswear designs
Test costing for a sportswear sample range Considered costs for large-scale manufacturing, locally and offshore
 1.2, 2.1, 2.2,.2.3, 3.1, 3.2, .2.4, 3.1,3.2, 3.3, 4.5 
 12 October 09 Production methods, price points, bulk manufacture, industry standards + QC
Tutorial time Assignment
 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.5 
 19 October 09 Budgeting
Considered cost conversions with off-shore currency
Development of cost-sheets for off-shore manufacturing
 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 
 26 October 09  Garment engineering – 5th scale efficiency exercises  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 
  2 November 09 Bring in all work for final holistic presentation preparation and editing for holistic assessment  
  9 November 09 PRESENTATION for Sportswear sample range
Students to take notes on content and style of presentation
 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, .3.2, 3.3, 4.1
 POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
 16 November 09  HOLISTIC PRESENTATION

  POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
 23 November 09  Assessment week and maintenance  
N.B. Students should note that this weekly planner is offered in good faith and that suggested activities will be undertaken as planned. However due to the possibility of unforeseen circumstances some activities might of necessity need to be altered – all efforts for advance notice will be made.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

A variety of assessment tasks will be undertaken including assignments, written and oral presentations, and questionnaires.


Assessment Tasks

ASSESSMENT                  METHOD                                                     MARKS AWARDED

Quiz                                    Questions and answers                          20%

Written report                    Power Point Presentation                       30%

Assignment                      Power Point Presentation                       40%

Holistic Presentation      Power Point Presentation                       10%


Assessment Matrix

Performance CriteriaQuiz
                       20%           

Written report and presentation on case studies SWOT analysis

30%

           Assignment   
40%
Holistic   costing 
10%
1.1 Factors which must be taken into consideration when costing garments identified according to OHS practices  Y Y Y Y
1.2 Market forces that affect costing for the fashion industry are identified  Y Y Y Y
2.1 Costs for fabrics and trims for sample garments and production are estimated  Y Y Y Y
2.3 Hidden costs in sample production are identified  Y Y Y Y
2.4 Differences in costs for sample and bulk production garments are explained  Y Y Y Y
3.1 Labour involved in fashion product production is identified Y Y Y Y
3.2 Labour costs for production of sample and bulk production are calculated  Y Y Y Y
3.3 Different methods of utilising labour in the fashion industry are identified and compared  Y Y Y Y
4.1 Components of fashion industry costing sheets are identified   Y Y 
4.2 Costing sheets are developed to meet fashion industry standards  Y  Y 
4.3 Costing sheet is completed for a sample garment    Y Y
4.4 Costing sheet is used to develop quotation for bulk production    Y Y
4.5 Quality standards of work and received materials are assessed  Y Y Y 

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