Course Title: Grading

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5166

Course Title: Grading

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 120.0

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 9214

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Course Description: This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to grade patterns used for garment production within an enterprise.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites Production 1, 2 and 3, Pattern Development A
Co-requisites Pattern Development B

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRCL11A Grade Patterns


LMTPRCL11A/01 Prepare and check a pattern

LMTPRCL11A/02 Grade patterns

LMTPRCL11A/03 Maintain records

Learning Outcomes

1. The role of the pattern grader: exploration and identification of responsibilities and skills involved in grading processes
2. Maintaining quality: practice and procedures for checking patterns prior to and during the grading process
3. Preparation for grading: activities relating to the methods for analysing styles and fabrics in preparation for grading
4. Establishing measurements required for grading: activities in comparing and analysing size chart and specifications
5. Determining grade plans: demonstrations and activities in setting up and applying grade plans
6. Grading techniques: comparison and practice with different methods of grading including computer aided methods
7. Grading different patterns: from simple to more complex styles - demonstrations and practical activities
Grading information: collation and filing of pattern pieces; record keeping systems used in the grading process

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. Set up the work area and equipment for grading according to Occupational Health and Safety by following correct safety procedures
2. Correctly inspect the base pattern and graded pattern pieces during the grading process by checking that the pattern pieces and pattern information are present and by taking corrective action to maintain accuracy
3. Identify garment features or fabric characteristics that may effect the grading process by checking fabric samples, sample garments, the base pattern or specifications
4. Accurately grade a range of patterns/styles for different fabrics by using the techniques and principles of accurate grading, pattern making and good fit.
5. Establish grade plans according to given styles by following information from specifications or size charts
6. Make correct use of grading equipment by using reliable manual or computer methods of grading
7. Maintain records by using appropriate filing systems to update and store graded patterns and grading information
Assessment timeline: Progressive assessments