Course Title: Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MIET5913C

Course Title: Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5202 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact Email:mandy.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sharon Koenig – sharon.koenig@rmit.edu.au
Claire Nolan – claire.nolan@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to apply quality assurance standards to work operations in the patternmaking industry. To ensure that the garment produced from the pattern meets all requirements of the design specifications. This course is integrated with LMTFD4011A Cut Fabric for Prototype Designs and LMTFD4016A Sew Design Prototypes to meet customer specifications, to form a cluster called ‘Production Prototypes’.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4007A Conduct quality assurance for patterns and garments

Element:

1. Describe quality process

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Specification document is analysed, checked for accuracy and completeness.
1.2 Input and output requirements are identified and described.
1.3 Garment measurement table is identified.
1.4 Quality process for development of patterns is described.
1.5 Integrity and validity of base pattern is checked to ensure seams match, darts are proved, etc.
1.6 Block and pattern appropriateness is determined and evaluated for design.
1.7 Construction and finishing methods are described.
1.8 Australian Standards are identified and described for patterns and garment construction.

Element:

2. Measure garment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Tools and equipment are obtained and set up in readiness for use according to OH&S practices.
2.2 Garment is obtained and laid out for measuring.
2.3 Garment measurements are taken accurately and compared to specifications within garment measurement table.
2.4 Any problems with garment are identified and recorded.
2.5 Problems are reported to designer, patternmaker and sample machinist

Element:

3. Verify garment sizing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Different sizes are identified and explained.
3.2 Body measurements are compared to garment sizing.
3.3 Grading increments across different styles are identified.
3.4 Body measurements of base size are verified.
3.5 Where required, size chart is developed.

Element:

4. Identify quality deviations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Fabric performance and testing information is obtained and verified against label information.
4.2 Faults or production problems for garment construction or patterns are identified.
4.3 Suitable preventative or corrective action is recommended based on quality standards.

Element:

5. Despatch work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Garment or article is checked against specifications.
5.2 Tickets, labels and swing tags are attached as required according to Australian Standards.
5.3 Boxing, packing, bagging, folding and hanging are performed according to environmental legislation.
5.4 Completed garments or articles are despatched.
5.5 Quality assurance, production and other records are completed.


Learning Outcomes


In a simulated work environment students will learn what a quality process in relation to garment production, measure garments, verify garment sizing 
and iIdentify quality deviations appropriate for a range situations and in preaparation for despatching a garment as per industry standards


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include workplace simulated practical exercises, tutorials, guest speakers, industry visits, research and project based learning with a focus on:
1. Monitoring the garment quality process
2. Developing quality systems
3. Identifying and evaluating quality issues
4. Recommending appropriate action


Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1-2: Garment 1
Introduction to Quality Assurance and Quality assurance procedures in relation to cut work and sewing. Analyse sample garments and how to identify faults
Weeks 3-5: Garment 2
Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for this garment including labelling and garment/size measurements. Final quality assessment of finished garment against original sample/s and/or specification requirements before assessment
Weeks 6-8: Garment 3
Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for this garment including labelling and garment/size measurements. Final quality assessment of finished garment against original sample/s and/or specification requirements before assessment
Weeks 9-11: Garment 4
Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for this garment including labelling and garment/size measurements. Final quality assessment of finished garment against original sample/s and/or specification requirements before assessment
Introduce Quality Assurance Research Project.

Weeks 12-15: Garment 5 –
Construction and Sewing of a holistic project.
Quality check of Toile and finished patterns prior to cutting.
Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for this garment including labelling and garment/size measurements. Final quality assessment of finished garment before assessment
Weeks 16-17: Garment 6 –
Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for this garment including labelling and garment/size measurements. Final quality assessment of finished garment against original sample/s and/or specification requirements before assessment

Week 18: Final revision and feedback

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change.
More detail will be available from your weekly planner which you will receive during week 1 of classes.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students undertake a range of workshop activitiies on which they will be assessed. Tasks that have not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary.

Learners to compile a Reference Folder consisting of product correctly labelled, packaged and with all supporting documentation, in conjunction with classroom activities. 


Assessment Tasks

Garment 1………15%
Garment 2………15%
Garment 3……...15%
Garment 4……...15%
Garment 5………15%
Garment 6………15%
Each assessment includes: A final quality assurance assessment of finished garment
10% Quality Assurance research project
Total 100%


Assessment Matrix

 Garment 1Garment 2Garment 3Garment 4Garment 5Garment 6
1. Describe quality processX     
2. Measure garment
 XXXXX
3. Verify garment sizing
 XXXXX

4. Identify quality deviations
 XXXXX
5. Despatch workXXXXXX

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