Course Title: Cost production of textile designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: BUSM6204C

Course Title: Cost production of textile designs

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark R Reid

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

There are no prerequisites. This course may be clustered with other courses.

Course Description


This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required tocost the production of textile designs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5009A Cost production of textile designs


1. Analyse options for textile production

Performance Criteria:

1.1Production requirements are analysed to determine scale of production
1.2Options for the production of textiles are determined in line with product specifications.
1.3Information on cost of each option is gathered & data is analysed.
1.4 Production options are compared in terms of their cost benefits and cost negatives.
1.5Information from previous production records are reviewed & compared with current options in terms of cost & in line with quality outcomes.
1.6 Potential options are selected & relevant information documented.


2. Assess influences on production costs

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Factors that may affect cost of production are determined.
2.2 Quality & industry standards for design production are identified & implications for production are assessed.
2.3 Production options are considered in line with OHS practices.
2.4 Influences on production costs are assessed & initial costing modified.
2.5 Production options are reviewed in line with additional information & most suitable options refined.


3. Develop and analyse costing sheets for textile production

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Costing sheets are completed for selected production options.
3.2Calculations are checked & data is collected.
3.3Data from costing sheets is interpreted to assess most cost efficient option from production in line with design & quality requirements.
3.4Cost analysis is documented & presented to appropriate personnel to review suitability of options.
3.5 Cost analysis is finalized & all documentation is completed

Learning Outcomes

 On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning workshops will provide intensive-style information delivery. Specific information and assessment tasks will relate to Elements 1, 2 & 3: learning and calculation exercises are related directly to developed textile products & current market-precinct orientation.

Learning acitivities will consist of group collaborations and individual task submissions. Due to intensive-style delivery, relevant information will be placed on Blackboard.

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.

Assessment tasks include investigation, identification, analysis, calculation exercises, documentation & reporting.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1  4 July   Introduction

04:00 – 05:00 pm 511.03.08
Introduction & instructor’s background briefly discussed
Introduction to subject & course guide
Reference to Blackboard listed information and assessment tasks outlined
Market orientation requirements discussed


Week 7    15 August

04:00 – 06:00 pm 511.03.08
Element 1: Analyse options for textile production.
Assess Task 1 discussed and issued.
Consideration, identification & analysis of options for textile production for product manufacturing cost sheets.
Discussion of specification sheets & sequences of operations
Discussion of sampling and bulk production.


Week 9        29tAugust

04:00 – 06:00 pm 511.03.08
Element 2: Assess influences on production costs.
Cost sheet varieties viewed and discussed.
Cost sheet template issued.


Week 11      12 September

04:00 – 06:00 pm 511.03.08
Element 2: Assess influences on production costs.
Assess Task 1 submitted to S drive/Drop Box/Mark Reid/Cost production
Assess Task 2 discussed and issued.

26.09Term Break


Week 13              3 October

04:00 – 06:00 pm 511.03.08
Element 3: Develop and analyse costing sheets for textile production.
Assess Task 2 submitted to S drive/Drop Box/Mark Reid/Cost production
Assess Task 3 discussed and issued.
Cost price, Wholesale and Retail mark-ups discussed


Week 15   17 October

04:00 – 06:00 pm 511.03.08
Element 3: Develop and analyse costing sheets for textile production.
Oral PPT summary for cost sheet sampling and bulk production discussed.


Week 17   31 October  Marking Week Presentations

Assess Task 3 submitted to S drive/Drop Box/Mark Reid/Cost production
 PPT summary to panel: Venue TBA

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


Other Resources

For added information Blackboard will be updated - please refer regularly.

Overview of Assessment

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

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

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.

Units assessed as ’not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ’competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.


Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 Analyse options for textile production - Consideration, identification & analysis.                                                                                       30%

Assessment 2 Assess influences on production costs - Production cost calculation & assessment.                                                                             30%

Assessment 3 Develop & analyse costing sheets for textile production - Cost sheet developed & analysed for sampling and bulk production.    30%

Oral PPT Summarised sample and bulk production cost sheet.                                                                                                                                               10%

Assessment Matrix

Activity 1 Activity 2Activity 3Oral PPT
. Analyse options for textile productionPC 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 & 1.6   
Assess influences on production costs PC 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 & 2.5  
Develop & analyse costing sheets for textile production  PC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.5PC 3.4

Other Information

On completion, the student should be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge to:

• Research and analyse options for textile production
• Integrate findings to refine options
• Perform calculations
• Analyse factors affecting production costs
• Produce costing sheets
• Compare and analyse data
• Communicate data and make recommendations
• Review findings with appropriate personnel
• Apply quality criteria when reviewing options
• Apply OHS practices in work operations
• Maintain accurate records

On completion, the student consistently applies 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 work place, including modes of behaviour and interactions.
• Completing work systematically with attention to detail without damage to goods and equipment.

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