Course Title: TCF Computer Aided Design & Management Systems 2

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: BUSM5585L

Course ID: 029974

Course Title: TCF Computer Aided Design & Management Systems 2

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Program Code: C5112 - Diploma of Textiles Clothing and Footwear

Course Contact : Russell Edis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9139

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ms Kelly Pascoe
+(61 3) 9925 9177

Building: 511
Level: 1
Room: 8

Nominal Hours: 108

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

This course covers computer aided design and management systems in the TCF industry. The following programs are covered: Excel, Access, Illustrator, Photoshop and the Internet.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSATEC501A Mnge doc des & production wthn an entprse 02/2


BSATEC501/01 Identify enterprise requirements for document design/production

Performance Criteria:

· Enterprise requirements for information entry, storage, output, and quality of document design/production are identified
· Enterprise costs for document design/production are accurately estimated
· Hardware and software appropriate for information and presentation requirements are identified and recommended


BSATEC501/02 Manage allocation of document design/production tasks

Performance Criteria:

· Document design/production tasks are allocated to the team
· Standards for document design/production are set and maintained
· Document design/production training needs of the team are identified
· Feedback is provided to team members about standards of document design/production

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPDCL05A Dev/Present Des Concpt/s Wthn Specfd Gdlns 03/5


LMTPDCL05A/01 Research fashion and garment

Performance Criteria:

· Fashion and garment trends are researched and relevant information relating to the design project is obtained, including availability of materials
· Ideas are contributed and discussed by team members to enhance the success of the project


LMTPDCL05A/02 Generate and select initial concepts in consultation with others

Performance Criteria:

· Concepts are developed to identify the range of possibilities
· A range of story board themes are prepared related to fabrics and colours
· Ideas are discussed and modified in consultation with other design team members
· Appropriate concepts are selected for development in consultation with design team


LMTPDCL05A/03 Develop design concepts and details in consultation with others

Performance Criteria:

· Appropriate styles and trims/accessories are identified
· Production feasibility is researched and confirmed
· Artwork/drawings/specifications are prepared in the appropriate format, including any additional documentation required
· Design concepts are presented in accordance with agreed presentation strategy


LMTPDCL05A/04 Cost range/garment in conjunction with production area

Performance Criteria:

· All items and resources required for the range/garment are checked and confirmed
· Accumulated time is calculated or taken from the bill of labour and multiplied by standard cost to ascertain labour cost
· Material costs are obtained from relevant sources and compared, where necessary
· Total garment/range costs are calculated, which include labour, material and overhead costs
· Amendments or modifications are negotiated and agreed when required to ensure garment/range is within budget


LMTPDCL05A/05 Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

· Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary, in accordance with enterprise procedures

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPDHL04A Contr to the Dev of Products or Processes 02/4


LMTPDHL04A/01 Interpret provisional specifications

Performance Criteria:

· Provisional specifications are identified
· Specifications are interpreted, in consultation with others, where required


LMTPDHL04A/02 Participate in feasibility studies

Performance Criteria:

· Requirements for feasibility study are identified, in conjunction with others, as required
· Assistance is provided in studies to assess feasibility of design/development through sampling, trial run production, consideration of machine/equipment capabilities, availability of resources, required quality and cost


LMTPDHL04A/03 Assist in developing/engineering product

Performance Criteria:

· Product or process specifications are interpreted and/or preliminary specifications are developed from feasibility study
· Specifications are used to develop or engineer the product
· Raw materials are checked or selected to meet requirements
· Machine/equipment or skill availability are determined against requirements


LMTPDHL04A/04 Conduct trials

Performance Criteria:

· Requirements for trial are confirmed and clarified, where necessary, to establish procedures/parameters
· Organisation and liaison with production area occurs, where required
· Trials are assessed in accordance with the established procedures


LMTPDHL04A/05 Analyse and interpret results

Performance Criteria:

· Results of the trials are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production
· Analysis is interpreted to determine performance and acceptability for production


LMTPDHL04A/06 Report results and maintain records

Performance Criteria:

· Reports are prepared in accordance with enterprise procedures and requirements
· Records are maintained, where required, in accordance with enterprise procedures

Learning Outcomes

Refer to other sections of guide

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities


• Underpinning skills and knowledge delivered in lecture/tutorials.
• Demonstrations and practical hands-on experience using computer software including word. processor, spreadsheet, database and graphic applications.
• Conducting research on the Internet.
• Working in a group to collect and process survey data.

Teaching Schedule

12/3/2007 Research Week for Surveys

19/02/2007 Advanced Excel – Building Models, Store Allocation
Creating validation rules for data entry input, create descriptions which display when moving to cells. Conditional statements.
Buying Budget formulas, Rounddown, Round function in the context of distribution of budget. Importance of checking for accuracy.

26/02/2007 Looking Up Data in tables.  VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP Functions.  Identifying the limitations of the function.
5/03/2007 Melbourne Fashion Festival - No classes
12/03/2007 OFFSET, INDEX and MATCH Functions.  Exercise –Selecting Flight Schedule
19/03/2007 OFFSET, INDEX and MATCH Functions.  Exercise –Selecting Flight Schedule
26/03/2007 Combo Boxes, List Boxes ActiveX Controls.   Combo Box Exercise 1 and 2

16/04/2007 Using Excel as a relation database.  Database Advance Filters.  Revision using macros to automate operations
Searching on two variables from one field AND type operator and OR..
Apply Advanced Filter by selecting data from a list on another worksheet.
Copy and Paste data. Using formula.   Using a combo box to create the criteria properties.

23/04/2007 Macros – Moving Data, Cell Pointer movement Using Ctrl + Arrow keys, Appending data to NAMED cells.  Appending data Exercise Combo Boxes and Macros
Attach macro to combo box.

30/04/2007 Excel Assessment Topic Test

21/05/2007 PhotoShop - Working with bitmap images.  Image fundamentals.  Image Adjustments, Hue and Saturation, Brightness and Contrasts,
Selection tools to capture elements on a picture. Adding or Subtracting to a selection..
Create pixelated image for knitting of sock.  “Girl at Vatican”

28/05/2007 Using Layers.  Create, Save and load selections.  Modify the Image size and file size.
Adobe Bridge to manage files.  Image fundamentals revisited. Working with selections

4/06/2007 PhotoShop - Working with selections continued.  Selection with feather effect., create examples showing the effect of changing the feather calibration to produce feather edge
Exercise: “Ben and Angelo.jpg”. Change the colour of shirt.  Using online Help

11/06/2007 Transforming an image, change size, creating a poster size image. Identify the limitations.
Resize with the Crop Tool to decrease and increase image size.  Transforming the resolution of an image.

18/06/2007 Working with layers.  Image Repair exercise using Clone, Healing and Patch Tools
Exercise -“Repair Lorne Photograph”, “Remove Wrinkles”
Exercise – Pattern exercise images sent to PowerPoint file.

25/06/2007 Vanishing Point.  Image Warp - create packaging mock-ups or other dimensional effects by wrapping an image around any shape or stretching, curling, and bending an image using Image Warp

16/07/2006 Create and Apply Patterns to images.
PhotoShop -Using Filters and Image Adjustments
Filter and Image Adjustment Exercise.

23/07/2007 Photoshop -Scanning Images.  Painting and Editing
Preparing Images for the Web, presentations Optimising images using ImageReady
Exercise: Use the Paths pallet. Export path to Illustrator for manipulation. Apply task to bitmap text and other images where pixilation prevents image being used in mood board. The path images should be, changed in size, have distortions applied to create perspective.

30/07/2007 Colour management, Pantone Colours. Creating and applying patterns.  Creating Mood Boards
Exercise: Montages.
Exercise: Apply pattern to image. Use Pattern3 and fashion Image 229

6/08/2007 Creating and using Actions to enhance efficiency. Saving and Loading Actions.  Actions Exercise to create a set of often used functions. Insert menu breaks.
PhotoShop – Actions.   Create edges to photographs.

13/08/2007 Illustrator - Drawing using Vector application, Adobe Illustrator.  Revisit the fundamentals of a vector drawing application.
Construction of technical drawings, identification of the basic element, stitch, darts and garment components. Creating templates Tracing Images.
Apply Colour
Saving an image for export to TIFF, JPG, PDF export. Save high resolution for export to specification sheets. Compare resolutions for sharpness and clarity.
Belt Exercise
Bra Exercise 1
Illustrator - Creating and Drawing.  Using the Pathfinder tools divide, trim, merge and crop objects.  Arranging objects, changing the order, rotating objects.

20/08/2007 Using the Pen Tool, working with control point.  Using text to create the effect of stitching.  Using Live Trace.  Tracing of Fleecy Jacket

27/08/2007 Illustrator – Typography.  Working with Text. Fitting text to a path and typing text around a circle.
Swing Tags, and garment care labels
Illustrator - Using text to create the effect of stitching.
Swing Tags, and garment care labels.

3/09/2007 Illustrator - Working with Swatches and Brushes.  Creating simple patterns and graphics.   Foundation Garment
Exercise Create Zipper, rope.
Apply lace effect to garments”

10/9/2007 Illustrator - Applying Effects to drawings.  Drop Shadow, Perspective, Embossed text, Bevel Text, Two Toned
Exercise: Embossing Objects, Logos and Lines

17/9/2007 Graphics Assessment Illustrator and Photoshop.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources:

• Data disks and recommended textbook.

Overview of Assessment

Overview of Assessment:
1. Test – Demonstrate competency in using Excel.
2. Assignment – Excel. Develop a purchase order model.
3. Test – Demonstrate competency in using Illustrator.
4. Test - Demonstrate competency in using Photoshop.

Assessment timeline: Progressive assessments

Assessment Tasks


Learners need to demonstrate by means of a range of assessment tasks that they can:

1. Create and execute macros to ensure consistency of design and layout of documents. 15%
2. Use dialog boxes, structured programming and controls to enhance macros within word-processed documents and spreadsheets. 15%
3. Create and use templates for enterprise document requirements. 5%
4. Prepare spreadsheet files for financial management planning purposes. Produce printed reports according to enterprise standards. 5%
5. Use a range of advanced formula and functions to ensure the accurate completion of tasks within designated timelines. Apply the use of functions and controls in spreadsheet models. Insert information into documents and checked for accuracy and layout. 10%
6. Use commercially available digital imaging processing hardware and software to edit captured images. 25%
7. Produce garment images, designs and illustrations from design briefs according to enterprise standards. 25%

• Assessment timeline: Progressive assessments

• 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.

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