Course Title: Weigh and check textile materials and products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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

Students will undertake practical laboratory exercises and  complete a written report.

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning                                Session - Topic                                                                                                                               


Performance Criteria                                                                                                                

Assessment Tasks                                                                     
9 February Introduction into Non-Routine Testing 1-4 
16 Feb What is comfort and how is it measured 1-4 
23 Feb Elastic Testing 1-2 
2 March Elastic Testing cont. 1-2 Task 1
9 March Drape 1-4 
16 March Heat Insulation 1-4 
23 March Skewness and Spirality 1-4 
13 April Moisture Absorbency 1-4 
20 April



20 April Water Vapour Testing 1-4 
27 April Introduction into Creating your own Non-Routine Test and Final Assessment 1-4 
4 May Allocated Practical Time 1-4 
11 May Allocated Practical Time 1-4 
18 May Allocated Practical Time 1-4 
 25 May Allocated Practical Time 1-4 
1 June Student Assessment Week 3-4 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 Report   - 50%

Task 2 - Practical Demonstration & Written Report  - 50%

Assessment Matrix


Task 1

Practical Demonstration                                          

Task 2

Practical Demonstration & Written Report                                                                                 

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

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