# Course Title: Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

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. 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

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

Demonstrate an understanding of variable costs, fixed costs amd profit.
Demonstrate an understanding of teh effect of market forces on costing
Compare garments from different proce points to indentify production differences.
Identify the hidden costs in sample production
Explain why samples and bulk production costs differ
Identify labour costs for sample and bulk production
Identify and compare different methods of using labour in teh fashion industry
Identify componants required on a costing sheet
Develop a costing sheet
Complete a costing sheet for a sample garment
Use a costing sheet to develop quotation for bulk production
Assess quality standards of workand received materials
Use a calculator
Use aself evaluation tools
Use on-line activities

Teaching Schedule

1           Revision of basics/ Profit
2           Mark-up/ Margin
3           Revision
4           Quiz 1
5           Markdown/ Performance Indicators
6           Performance Indicators/ D. Plan & Control
7           Revision
8           Quiz 2
9           Volume Analysis/ Break Even Merchandise Planning - Assignment due
10        Revision
11        Quiz 3
12        Costing Sheet/ Definition of Terms
13        Costing Merchandise/OH&S
16        Costing Analysis
17        Costing Assignment Due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

References

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Overview of Assessment

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

Costing Assignment 100%

Assessment Matrix

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