Course Title: Weigh and check textile materials and products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU7216C

Course Title: Weigh and check textile materials and products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Daniela Gentile

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9172

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Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to weigh and check textile materials and products. It also covers the skills and knowledge associated with planning and organising non-routine testing within the enterprise.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2009B Weigh and check textile materials and products


1. Prepare for weighing
2. Weigh materials and products
3. Check materials and products
4. Confirm documentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Fibre, yarns, other materials and products to be weighed are identified and samples are taken.
1.2 Appropriate weighing or measuring equipment is organised.
1.3 Calibration is checked as required.
2.1 Fibre, yarns, raw materials and products are weighed accurately.
2.2 Weighing is conducted according to materials handling and OHS practices.
2.3 Weights are correctly recorded and documented.
3.1 Yarns, raw materials and products are correctly checked for colour, blend and number if appropriate.
3.2 The weight of the fibres, yarns, raw materials and textile products is checked against production order.
4.1 Fibres, yarn, raw materials and product weight, colour and order details are checked against relevant documentation.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning Session – Topic Element
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
9 February 09 Introduction into Non – Routine Testing1 
16 February 09 What is comfort and how is it measured?1 
23 February 09 Elastic Testing 1 – 4 
2 March 09 Elastic Testing continued1 – 4 
9 March 09 Drape1 – 4 
16 March 09 Heat Insulation1 – 4 
23 March 09 Skewness and Spirality1 – 4 
30 March 09 Skewness and Spirality continued1 – 4 
6 April 09Easter Holidays  
13 April 09Easter Holidays  
20 April 09Moisture Absorbency1 
27 April 09Moisture Absorbency continued2 – 3 
4 May 09 Water Vapour Testing1 – 4 
11 May 09 Crease Recovery1 – 4 
18 May 09 Introduction into Creating your own Non-Routine Test1 
25 May 09 Testing of Women’s Pantyhose1 – 4 
1 June 09 Introduction into Final Assessment1 – 2 Task 1
8 June 09 Allocated Practical Time1 – 4 
15 June 09 Allocated Practical Time1 – 4 
22 June 09 Assessment Week Task 2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. Booth, J.E., Principles of Textile Testing: An introduction to physical methods of testing textile fibres, yarns and fabrics 3rd Ed., Butterworths, 1968.

2. Collier, Billie J, Textile Testing and Analysis, Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, 1998.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students will study this course in tutorials, practical experimentation and through prescribed exercises and assessment work.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 Written content and oral presentation 70%
Task 2 Journal/Folio of semesters work 30%

Assessment Matrix

Element Task 1
Written content and Presentation
Task 2
1. Plan or develop tests Yes-
2. Organise non-routine tests Yes-
3. Analyse results YesYes
4. Interpret and report results YesYes

Other Information

Please note that this guideline may be subject to change.

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