Course Title: Materials & Fibres B

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5166

Course Title: Materials & Fibres B

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

Course Contact: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9248

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Course Description: To provide training in the identification of uses, limitations and care requirements of materials used in clothing manufacture.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites Materials and Fibres A
To complete these 3 units of competence you also need to finish Production 1, 2 and 3

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRCL01AA Sew Garments 1 02/3


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 02/3


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 02/3


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 colouration processes - the methods used to apply colour to fibres, yarns and fabrics. Activities include the identification of different processes such as fabric dyeing in comparison with fibre dyeing.
2. Basic fabric finishes: activities in identifying a range of surface effects and finishes such as printing and brushing
3. Labelling: investigation of care and content labels that accord with legal requirements and Australian Standard.
Material specifications: practical activities in assessing and reporting on fabric characteristics, uses and limitations in relation to suitability for garments.

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 Occupational Health and Safety procedures relevant to analysing and testing materials used for garment manufacture.
2. Explain different methods of applying colour to materials by dyeing samples and preparing a report
3. Describe different fabric finishes by identifying a range of finishing processes and by explaining the purpose of each process
4. Establish care and content labelling instruction by following information found in Australian Standards.
5. Assess and report on material suitability by carrying out tests and completing fabric specifications.
Assessment time line: Progressive assessments