Course Title: Assist in the development of textile designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213

Course Title: Assist in the development of textile designs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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


Term1 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259201`

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to assist with the development of designs for textiles products. The unit applies to assisting others in the development of design concepts for textile products according to a specified brief.

Work includes research, creation or adaptation of designs and preparation of design concepts for presentation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is delivered concurrently with

  • VART 5905C Use of colour in textiles  and
  • VART 5903CTextile design influences. 
  • ISYS 5657 C Produce Computer Aided Folios

Projects and assessment tasks have been designed to directly link  to each of these competencies.

It is highly  recommended that students ensure that enrollment in each of these courses occurs during the same teaching period.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4009A Assist in the development of textile designs


1.Interpret design brief for textile product

2.Analyse technical requirements of design brief

3 Contribute to design concepts

4 Assist in the preparation of presentation materials

Learning Outcomes

This studio based course gives students the opportunity to undertake practical  assessment tasks that enable them to demonstrate  skills and knowledge to:
• research textile material and process trends
• assess technical requirements of textile brief
• contribute to design concepts
• work as a member of a team
• apply OH&S practices and maintain accurate records

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessement tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

  • workbook 
  • problem solving exersices and design briefs
  • indvidual and group presentations

The students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.

This unit is concurrently delivered with VART 5905C Use of Colour in Textiles and VART 5903C AnalyseTextile Design Influences.

Several assessement tasks will be assessed across these courses.