Course Title: Materials & Fibres A

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5166

Course Title: Materials & Fibres A

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 45.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2008

Course Contact: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9248

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Course Description: To provide introductory training in the knowledge and skills needed to analyse, describe and select different materials for use in clothing production.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To complete these 3 units of competency you also need to finish Production 1, 2 and 3

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRCL01AA Sew Garments 1 01/3


LMTPRCL01AA/01 Prepare work pieces

LMTPRCL01AA/02 Prepare workstation

LMTPRCL01AA/03 Identify poor machine performance

LMTPRCL01AA/04 Sew garments

LMTPRCL01AA/05 Despatch completed work

LMTPRCL01AA/06 Implement workplace health and safety practices

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRCL01BA Sew Garments 2 01/3


LMTPRCL01BA/01 Prepare work pieces

LMTPRCL01BA/02 Prepare workstation

LMTPRCL01BA/03 Identify poor machine performance

LMTPRCL01BA/04 Sew garments

LMTPRCL01BA/05 Despatch completed work

LMTPRCL01BA/06 Implement workplace health and safety practices

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRCL01CA Sew Garments 3 01/3


LMTPRCL01CA/01 Prepare work pieces

LMTPRCL01CA/02 Prepare workstation

LMTPRCL01CA/03 Identify poor machine performance

LMTPRCL01CA/04 Sew garments

LMTPRCL01CA/05 Despatch completed work

LMTPRCL01CA/06 Implement workplace health and safety practices

Learning Outcomes

1. Identification of fibres by means of activities in comparing and testing a range of natural and synthetic fibres.
2. Analysis of methods used to construct yarns, by means of an examination of manufacturing processes such as spinning, twisting and blending and by identifying how the construction of yarns effects the properties of final products.
The construction of materials used in garment manufacture, for example fabrics, interlinings and sewing threads. Activities include industry visits simulations and comparison of processes used to construct woven, knitted and non-woven materials

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
1. Follow appropriate Occupational Health and Safety procedures by demonstrating an ability to safely analyse and test materials used for garment manufacture
2. Describe the properties of a range of natural and synthetic fibres used in clothing production by making use of correct terms that identify the characteristics, uses and limitations of the fibres
3. Differentiate between the methods of yarn construction by identifying different yarn features and by explaining the general processes used in their production.
4. Differentiate between various methods of fabric construction by using correct terms that describe construction methods and characteristics.
Assessment time line: Progressive assessments