Course Title: Grade 2D patterns

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5202

Course Title: Grade 2D patterns

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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


Term2 2008,
Term1 2009

Course Contact: Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Enables you to develop the skills needed to grade patterns accurately. Activities are designed to involve participants in all stages of the grading process, including different methods of grading.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4013A Grade 2D patterns


1. Analyse grading system

2. Grade pattern

3. Maintain records

4. Set up base pattern

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
8. Grading information: collation and filing of pattern pieces; record keeping systems used in the grading process

Overview of Assessment

Learners need to demonstrate by means of a range of assessment tasks that they 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