Course Title: Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: GRAP5211C

Course Title: Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Mark Reid

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9161

Course Contact Email:mark.reid@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Co-Ordinator: Carmen Pricone

Email: carmen.pricone@rmit.edu.au

 

Teacher: Mark Reid: 03 9925 9127

Email: mark.reid@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 course covers the skills and knowledge to develop cost estimates for sample production of products within the fashion industry


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4004B Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

Element:

1. Identify factors to be considered when costing fashion products
2. Identify costs involved in producing fashion products
3. Identify & calculate labour costs involved in fashion product production
4. Develop costing sheets to industry standards

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Factors to be taken into consideration when costing fashion products are identified according to OHS practices.
1.2 Market forces that affect costing for fashion industry are identified.

2.1 Costs of fabric and trims for sample garments and production are estimated.
2.2 Similar garments from different price points within fashion industry are compared and any production differences are identified.
2.3 Hidden costs in sample production are identified.
2.4 Differences in costs for sample and bulk production garments are explained.

3.1 Labour involved in fashion product production is identified.
3.2 Labour costs for production of sample and bulk production are calculated.
3.3 Different methods of utilising labour in fashion industry are identified and compared.

4.1 Components of fashion industry costing sheets are identified.
4.2 Costing sheets are developed to meet fashion industry standards.
4.3 Costing sheet is completed for a sample garment.
4.4 Costing sheet is used to develop quotation for bulk production.
4.5 Quality standards of work and received materials are assessed.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

All components of this subject contain relevant & Federally endorsed employability skills. Details will be discussed in class.

Learning consists of blended classroom activities and practical workshops as tasks. Individually performed tasks include consideration, investigation & calculation.

Critical aspects of learning evidence are displayed when the student demonstrates skills & knowledge to:


 Assess & complete all required information on costing sheet
 Use appropriate tools & equipment
 Apply all quality criteria in the completion of the costing sheet
 Apply OHS practices in work operations
 Maintain accurate records
 Accurately draw trade sketches of a range of garments as detailed in the design brief or specifications
 Accurately label sketches with appropriate notes relating to construction & design features


Teaching Schedule

Week + 2010 Dates +  Weekly Planner: Topics & Excursions

 
1 06.07 Viewing of semester’s objectives, course guides & assessment in Library
Blackboard overview of the manufacturing process
Assessment Task 1 Part A issued & discussed

 
2 13.07 Discussion of OH&S issues in the supply chain: fibre to retail
Excursion: Jeans dye factory – students to take notes on OH&S issues and production processes for all assessment tasks

3 20.07 DVD: China Blue. Discussion and identification of market forces that affect the international fashion industry. Assessment task worked on in class.

4 27.07 Students to bring jeans from different price points to class for 27 July
Assessment Task 1 Part A submitted.
Assessment Task 1 Part B issued & discussed
Comparison of production of garments from different price points
Estimating costs and trims for a jeans sample and a production run.

5 03.08 Excursion: Jeans factory – students to take notes on production processes
Discussion of economic fabric utilization & efficiency of marker making
Comparisons of purchasing for sample and bulk production

6 10.08 DVD: Textiles – Mass Production, Systems & Techniques
Discussion of hidden costs in sample v bulk production.
Assessment task worked on in class

7 17.08 Discussion of costs related to sample v bulk production
Assessment task worked on in class

8 24.08 Assessment Task 1 Part B submitted.
Assessment Task 2 Part A issued & discussed
Discussion of labour involved in garment manufacturing

9 31.08 Assessment task worked on in class
Calculation of labour costs for sample & bulk production
Discussion of utilizing labour methods: Local v offshore, Contractors, Factories, combination of sourcing options

10 07.09 Individual consultations with teacher re: Task 3 (approx 15 minutes each)

11 14.09 Updates & review of task worked on in class
Assessment Task 2 Part B discussed

21.09 Term break – use for Task maintenance & read Task 4
28.09 Term break – use for Task maintenance & read Task 4

12 05.10 Assessment Task 2 Part A submitted.
Assessment Task 2 Part B & C issued & discussed
Costing sheets examined to identify components and associated breakdowns.

13 12.10 Assessment task worked on in class
Development of costing sheets & calculations for designed product.

14 19.10 Assessment task worked on in class
Quote for bulk production of designed product.
Discussion of PPT slide as summary for Presentation

15 26.10 Assessment Task 2 Part B submitted for assessment. PPT slide mock presentation.

02.11 Holiday – Melbourne Cup

16 09.11 Presentations of Assessment Task Part C to panel: Venue TBA

16.11 Assessment week

NB Students should note that the weekly planner is offered in good faith and that suggested activities will be undertaken as planned.

However due to the possibility of unforeseen circumstances some activities might of necessity need to be altered – all efforts for advance notice will be made

Late submission penalties – 2 marks deducted per day & 10 marks per week
Penalties relate to the employability skill of self management: the ability to plan, organise and meet deadlines



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 The Vendor Compliance Handbook by David Secul
A Manual of Compliance Guidelines, Procedures & Standards for Product Development & Apparel Production


References

Blackboard's Learning Hub


Other Resources

Current access to Blackboard’s Learning Hub

Notepads for excursions

USB Flashdrive approx 8 gigabyte storage capacity

Standard calculator

Transport to and from excursions


Overview of Assessment

Students will learn how to estimate costs for fashion products – this will be achieved through tutorials, practical experimentation, prescribed exercises & activities (as groups and individually), industry field trips and assessment work.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks x 2:

1 Part A. Factor consideration & identification Individual written report = 20%

 
1 Part B. Cost identification, estimation & explanation Individual identification, estimation & written cost sheets = 25%

 
2 Part A. Sample & Bulk Production labour costs calculation Individual identification, calculation & written cost sheets = 20%

 
2 Part B. Industry standard Cost Sheet development & completion Individual identification, development, completion & written task submitted as cost sheet report = 25%


2 Part C. PPT Presentation Individual oral & PPT summary presentation of report = 10%

Total marks 100%


The performance criterion 4.5 Quality standards of work and received materials are assessed is covered and assessed in the competency LMTFD 4012B Develop Product Specifications for Fashion Design: PC 4.1 Test specifications and 4.2. Deviations are identified and recorded. It is not reassessed in this competency.


Assessment Matrix

Elements Assess 1 Part A 20%Assess 1 Part B
25%
Assess 2 Part A
20%
Assess 2 Part B & C 25% + 10%
1. Identify factors to be considered when costing a garment for the fashion industryPC 1.1 & 1.2   
2. Identify costs involved in producing fashion products PC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 & 2.4  
3. Identify and calculate labour costs involved in fashion garment production   PC 3.1, 3.2, & 3.3 
4. Develop costing sheets to industry standards   PC 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Other Information

Critical aspects of learning evidence:

Demonstrated skills and knowledge to:
• assess and complete all required information on costing sheet
• use appropriate tools and equipment
• apply all quality criteria in the completion of the costing sheet
• apply OHS practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records
• accurately draw trade sketches of a range of garments as detailed in the design brief or specifications
• accurately label sketches with appropriate notes relating to construction and design features

Consistency in learning performance:

The student will consistently apply skills and knowledge when:
• organising work
• completing tasks
• identifying improvements
• using workplace practices
• using OHS practices
• recording and reporting accidents and incidents
• assessing operational readiness of equipment used and work processes
• recognising and adapting to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions
• completing work systematically with attention to detail without damage to goods and equipment

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