Course Title: Team Work in the Fashion Industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5166

Course Title: Team Work in the Fashion Industry

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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 9214 AdminOfficer

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Frontline management has a key role in leading, participating in, facilitating and empowering work teams/groups within the context of the organisation. They play a prominent part in motivating, mentoring, coaching and developing team members, and in achieving team cohesion.

Team activities such as simulations, case studies and project-based learning in areas that focus on:
1. Examination of ways in which positive group dynamics can occur within a fashion enterprise.
2. Workplace communication through exploration and practice of effective communication modes - oral, written, non-verbal and graphic communication (e.g. specification drawings).
3. Recognising individual differences by exploring the value of diversity among group members, applying this knowledge to group processes.
4. Developing team goals by means of a fashion group activity or project as part of a team
5. Fostering creativity and innovation through participation in group activities such as assisting in range preparation, pattern development or production set-ups (for example a Just-in-time cell).
6. Evaluating of project progress: activities in establishment of time lines, making recommendations and adjustments as part of a team
7. Identifying ways to provide support within a team to achieve project goals
8. Identifying barriers and conflicts: planning ways to avoid or help resolve problems within the team.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSXFMI404A Participate in, lead and facilitate work teams


Develop team commitment and cooperation

Manage and develop team performance

Participate in and facilitate the work team

Participate in team planning

Learning Outcomes

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. Contribute to the production of written project brief and final report/presentation as part of the project team
2. Obtain and make appropriate use of information by means of recording information and giving feedback according to specified formats
3. Co-operate in establishing goals by explaining plans for the desired outcomes to team members
4. Demonstrate responsibility for contributing to the desired outcome of a group project or activity by means of recording involvement (for example in a diary or a log book).
5. Contribute to suggesting improvements by means of meetings or other agreed methods.
6. Work effectively by displaying an ability to co-operate with others who may have diverse aspirations, styles or personal back-grounds
7. Deal with possible conflicts within the team by demonstrating an understanding of conflict management
8. Provide team support by fostering opportunities for dialogue, sharing of knowledge and fair resolution of issues.
9. Communicate effectively by selecting and using appropriate communication methods and technologies which enhance the team’s ability to reach planned goals.
Assessment time line: Progressive assessments