Course Title: Cad Design Concepts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5166

Course Title: Cad Design Concepts

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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


Term1 2007,
Term1 2008,
Term2 2008

Course Contact: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9214

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To enable learners to build on existing skills in computer aided design processes. Activities are designed to enable learners to interpret garment designs, then to develop accurate diagrams according to the principles of good fit and clothing production specifications.
The course includes:
1. Analysis of designs (by using a variety of media, such as trade sketches, sample garments, specifications sheets or client requirements) to identify design lines and other garment features such as pocket, collar and sleeve variations.
2. Selecting appropriate computer software/functions for use in diagram development and by identifying the desired silhouettes and fit requirements.
3. Adjusting diagrams according to fabric requirements by analysing fabric characteristics.
4. Producing accurate computer aided diagrams according to garment design lines and production specifications.
5. Producing a range of diagrams in electronic specification and catalogue formats.
6. Up-dating records by maintaining and storing files in appropriate digital and hard copy formats.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites: Design Concepts & Development A and B
Co-requisites: Specifications A

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPDCL05A Develop/present design concept/s within specified guidelines


Cost range/garment in conjunction with production area

Cost range/garment in conjunction with production area

Develop design concepts and details in consultation with others

Develop design concepts and details in consultation with others

Generate and select initial concepts in consultation with others

Generate and select initial concepts in consultation with others

Maintain records

Maintain records

Research fashion garment

Research fashion garment

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Part B of the guide.

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:

• Complete research activities related to the analysis of fashion textiles, materials, trims and manufacturing techniques.
• Produce computer aided designs appropriate to manufacturing, marketing and specification formats.
• Present design concepts in accordance with agreed presentation strategies.

Assessment Criteria: Folio of completed class exercises and assessment tasks 100%

Assessment Timeline: Progressive assessments