Course Title: Estimate costs for development of textile designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: BUSM6203C

Course Title: Estimate costs for development of textile designs

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Pat Jones

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9159

Course Contact Email:pat.jones@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Reid – mark.reid@rmit.edu.au



Nominal Hours: 20

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

Pre-requisite: LMTGN2003B Work in the TCF Industry

Co-requisites: this unit is taught as part of a cluster which includes:


• MKTG5769C Market design product to local outlets
• VART5913C Communicate and sell design concepts
• VART 5912C Develop textile designs computer programs
• BUSM 6203C Estimate costs for development of textile designs
• BUSM 6204C Cost production of textile designs
• GRAP5232C Participate in production planning processes
• VART 5914C Design and produce knitted textile products
• VART 5915C Design and produce woven products
• MANU7227C Design and Produce printed textiles
• VART5915C Design and produce woven tapestry products

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to estimate costs associated with the development and production of textile designs.

Students are required to investigate, identify, analyse, calculate & present reports based on current market-precinct information.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4011A Estimate costs for development of textile designs

Element:

1 Determine cost considerations for raw materials

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Product and design specifications are analysed and yarn and other material requirements are determined

1.2 Production requirements are analysed to determine impact on material selection and costs

1.4 Market forces that affect costing for the textiles industry are identified and considered in line with purchasing requirements

1.3 Costing factors to be taken into consideration when purchasing materials for textile products are identified and related to production requirements

Element:

2 Calculate material costs for producing textile products

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Costs of materials for textile sample production are estimated

2 Similar products from different price points within textiles industry are compared and any production differences identified.

2.5 Material cost estimate details for textile production are documented

4 Differences in costs for sample and bulk production are calculated and compared

3 Hidden costs in sample production are identified

Element:

3 Determine labour costs for producing textile products

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Labour required for textile product production is identified

3.2 Labour costs for production of sample and bulk production are calculated and compared

3.3 Different methods of utilising labour in the textile industry are identified and compared

3.4 Labour cost estimate details for textile production are documented

Element:

4 Complete cost estimate

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Components of textile industry costing sheets are identified from production specifications and production information

4.2 Costing sheets for sample or bulk production are developed to meet textile industry standards

4.3 Costing sheets are checked against production requirements and budget information and completed according to industry standards and OHS practices

4.4 Cost estimates are finalised and communicated with relevant personnel and all documentation completed


Learning Outcomes


On succesful completion of this unit the student will demonstrate skills and knowledge to:


• access and interpret information related to production of textiles, including materials and labour costs
• identify costing factors, including industry and quality standards
• perform calculations
• compare and analyse costing information
• evaluate information to develop cost estimates in line with requirements
• communicate cost estimates to industry professionals and other appropriate personnel

 

Essential employability skills will be gained: Communication, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Initiative & Enterprise, Planning & Organising, Self & Team Management, Current learning methods & Use of Technology.




Details of Learning Activities

This subject comprises blended learning of co-requisite & linked subjects consisting of market research, classroom activities of practical cost consideration & calculation workshops for textile design & product development.


Each element will be considered in delivery and subsequent learning.


Task 1 includes investigation, identification, analysis, calculation exercises, documentation & reporting


Teaching Schedule

N.B. 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

8 July: 1 hour: 01.00 pm – 02.00 pm Introduction & market orientation

 
15 July:  Market orientation & research


22 July:  515.01.27 09.00 am – 12.00 pm 3 hour class:


Reference to Blackboard information & Task 1 Part A, B & C Element 1:
1.1 Product and design specifications are analysed and yarn and other material requirements are determined
1.2 Production requirements are analysed to determine impact on material selection and costs
1.3 Costing factors to be taken into consideration when purchasing materials for textile products are identified and related to production requirements
1.4 Market forces that affect costing for the textiles industry are identified and considered in line with purchasing requirements

Task 1 Part A issued

29 July: Market research & Presentations

5 August: 3 hour class
Estimating costs for sample v production. Comparison of production of from different price points

Element 2:
2.1 Costs of materials for textile sample production are estimated
2.2 Similar products from different price points within textiles industry are compared and any production differences identified.

12.August: Design Studio


19 August: 3 hour class
Discussion of economic utilization & efficiency of production planning

2.3 Hidden costs in sample production are identified
2.4 Differences in costs for sample and bulk production are calculated and compared
2.5 Material cost estimate details for textile production are documented

Task 1 Part B issued

26 August: Design Studio

2 September: 3 hour class
Discussion of labour involved in textile production. Calculation of labour costs for a textile sample v bulk production Discussion of utilizing labour methods:
combination of sourcing options

Element 3:
3.1 Labour required for textile product production is identified
3.2 Labour costs for production of sample and bulk production are calculated and compared
3.3 Different methods of utilising labour in the textile industry are identified and compared
3.4 Labour cost estimate details for textile production are documented

 
Task 1 Part A submitted

9 September: Production - Electives

16 September: 3 hour class
Examination of costing sheets to identify components. Development of costing sheets & calculations.
Cost sheets are maintained to industry standard

Element 4:
4.1 Components of textile industry costing sheets are identified from production specifications and production information
4.2 Costing sheets for sample or bulk production are developed to meet textile industry standards


23 Sept: Term break Use for Task maintenance
30 Sept: Term break Use for Task maintenance


7 October: 3 hour class
Cost sheets are completed.
Discussion of PPT for Presentation

4.3 Costing sheets are checked against production requirements and budget information and completed according to industry standards and OHS practices
4.4 Cost estimates are finalised and communicated with relevant personnel and all documentation completed 
 

14 October: Task 1 Part B submitted to Drop Box
Production

21 October: Production

 
28 October: 1 hour class
Preparation for Task 1 Part C PPT Summary


4 November: Completion of final folios

 
11 November: Presentations of Task 1 Part C to panel: Venue TBA
Assessment Week




Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References

DLS for Course Guide information & Blackboard for Assessment Task guideline information


Other Resources

Notebooks, pens, pencils

Handheld mathematical calculators - on-line calculators will also be utilised

Flashdrives to store data


Overview of Assessment

There is one Assessment Task incorporating Parts A, B & C.

This will estimate & calculate costs associated with development of a textile product 

Please refer to Blackboard for specific Assessment Task criteria


Assessment Tasks

Criteria, method & marks: 

1 Part A Consideration, Identification & Analysis Raw materials determined 20 marks

 
1 Part A Raw materials cost calculation Cost sheet developed 30 marks

 
1 Part B Sample & bulk labour cost calculation Cost sheet developed 20 marks


1 Part B Cost sheet development & completion Cost sheet completed 20 marks


1 Part C PPT presentation Cost sheet as oral summary 10 marks

 
Total marks 100%

 
OHTH5451C - Implement and monitor OH&S in the workplace has previously been assessed.

Relevant OHS factors in costing textile samples & production will be considered but PC relating to it will not be assessed in these subjects.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix: ElementsAssess task 1
Part A: 50%
Assess task 1
Part B & C: 50%
1. Determine cost considerations for raw materialsPC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 & 1.4 
2. Calculate material costs for producing textile productsPC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 & 2.5 
3. Determine labour costs for producing textile products PC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4
4. Complete cost estimate PC 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 & 4.4

Other Information

Estimate costs for development of textile designs:

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


• Access & interpret information related to production of textiles, including materials & labour costs
• Identify costing factors, including industry & quality standards
• Perform calculations
• Compare & analyse costing information
• Evaluate information to develop cost estimates in line with requirements
• Communicate cost estimates to industry professionals & other appropriate personnel

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