# Course Title: Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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

effie.kombos@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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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 practices1.2 Market forces that affect costing for the fashion industry are identified 2.1 Costs for fabrics and trims for sample garments and production are estimated2.2 Similar garments from different price points within the fashion industry are compared and any production differences are identified2.3 Hidden costs in sample production are identified 2.4 Explain why costs of sample and bulk production garments differ 3.1 Identify all labour involved in fashion garment production 3.2 Calculate labour costs for production of sample and bulk production 3.3 Different methods of utilising labour in the fashion industry are identified and compared 4.1 All 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 in accordance with workplace procedures

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

&#9679; Demonstrate an understanding of variable costs, fixed costs and profit (learning)
&#9679; Demonstrate an understanding of the effect of market forces on costing (learning)
&#9679; Compare garments from different price points to identify production differences (learning and problem solving)
&#9679; Identify the hidden costs in sample production (learning and problem solving)
&#9679; Explain why samples and bulk production differ (communication)
&#9679; Identify labour used in fashion garment production (problem solving)
&#9679; Calculate labour costs for sample and bulk production (problem solving)
&#9679; Identify and compare different methods of using labour in the fashion industry (problem solving)
&#9679; Identify components required on a costing sheet (problem solving)
&#9679; Develop a costing sheet (teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising)
&#9679; Complete a costing sheet for a sample garment (problem solving)
&#9679; Use a costing sheet to develop quotation for bulk production (problem solving)
&#9679; Assess quality standards of work and received materials (problem solving)
&#9679; Use a calculator (technology)
&#9679; Use self evaluation tools. (learning and self-management)
&#9679; Use on-line activities (technology)

Teaching Schedule

10 May Costing sheet/ definition of terms
17 May Costing Merchandise/ OH&S
24 May Costing – Large Business
31 May Costing – Small business
Assessment Week Monday 6th June – Friday 10th June

7 June Costing analysis
14 June Costing Assignment due (100%)
Feedback Week Monday, 13th June - Friday ,17th June

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.