Course Title: Cost production of textile designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Rachel Halton  tel. (03) 9925 9158

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


3. Develop and analyse costing sheets for textile production

Performance Criteria:

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


1. Analyse options for textile production

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Production requirements are analysed to determine scale of production
1.2 Options for the production of textiles are determined in line with product specifications
1.3 Information on cost of each option is gathered and data is analysed
1.4 Production options are compared in terms of their cost benefits and cost negatives
1.5 Information from previous production records are reviewed and compared with current options in terms of cost, and in line with quality outcomes
1.6 Potential options are selected and 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 and industry standards for design production are identified and implications for production assessed
2.3 Production options are considered in line with OHS practices
2.4 Influences on production costs are assessed and initial costing modified
2.5 Production options are reviewed in line with additional information and most suitable options refined.

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

Lectures, tutorials, online activities, workshops where you will challenged to reflect and debate on different value positions, concepts and issues. You are required to actively engage in case study material, problem solving activities, self-reflection and discussion.

Teaching Schedule


Week 1  Market Design to local outlets -Course Guide project briefing. What is market research.
Market Design to local outlets - Market research self directed learning.  (1.1,1.2,1.3)

Week 2 IDENTIFY THE PRODUCT:  (2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4)

Week 3 IDENTIFY PRODUCT RANGES:  (3.3,4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4)






9  Project _ Cost a textile product _ Fixed costs and Variable costs.  Group work - Case studies   (2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5)
10  Project _ cost a Textile Product _ Hidden costs in sample production and comparisons with bulk production (1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,1.5,1.6)

11  Project _ cost a textile product _ Sample costing sheet (3.1,3.2,3.3)
12  Project _ cost a textile product _ Research and compare information on cost of textile product
Document and present project information, and prepare for presentation (3.1,3.2,3.3)

13  Project _ Prepare information on cost of textile product (3.4,3.5)
14  Project _ Prepare information on cost of textile product
Document and present project information, and prepare for presentation (3.4,3.5)
15  Project DUE  (3.4,3.5)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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

Costing Research Report 20%

Costing Sheets Prepared 20%

Costing Report 60%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration: Please refer;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
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