Course Title: Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EMPL5588C

Course Title: Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259201

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rachel Halton        tel. (03) 9925 9158           email.

Nominal Hours: 40

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

This is a core unit

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to identify key production processes within a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) sector.

The unit applies to all sectors in the TCF industry. It may be applied to a specific sector but must include production processes and flow of product from raw materials through to distribution.
The unit applies to working in the TCF industry and includes identification of applicable legislation, guidelines and workplace practices for the relevant sector.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2003B Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry


1. Identify key industry representatives

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant TCFsectors are identified.
1.2 Industry representatives and their roles are identified.


2. Identify relevant legislation and guidelines

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Relevant legislation and guidelines common to employment within TCF sector are identified.
2.2 Rights, responsibilities and legal obligations are identified.
2.3 Concepts of product quality in workplace are identified.
2.4 Employability skills for workplace production are identified.


3. Identify production processes and supply chains

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workplace materials are identified.
3.2 Workplace production processes for converting materials into products are identified.
3.3 Workplace supply chains for products are identified.


4. Describe workplace processes

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Workplace practices are identified.
4.2 Key activities of workplace are described.
4.3 Key personnel and their roles are identified.
4.4 OHS practices are identified.
4.5 Workplace areas or departments and their role in the production process are identified


5. Learn skills for productive work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Required skills for current work role are identified.
5.2 Skill limitations are identified.
5.3 Opportunities for further skill development are identified.
5.4 Plan for learning required skills is developed with or accepted from the supervisor.
5.5 Learning and development activities are participated in.


6. Manage own work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Responsibility is taken for own work tasks and role.
6.2 Initiative is used to articulate ideas and suggestions for improvements in own work processes
6.3 Problem-solving strategies are used to address problems, inconsistencies or concerns when fulfilling work role
6.4 Own work is monitored against workplace standards and areas for improvement identified and acted upon
6.5 Work effectively and cooperatively with others in work team.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates skills to:
• identify key industry and workplace processes and representatives
• access information as required
• question and make inquiries
• read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
• maintain accurate records
• communicate within the workplace
• sequence operations
• meet specifications
• clarify and check task-related information
• carry out work according to OHS practices
Required knowledge
Demonstrates knowledge of:
• key industry and workplace processes and representatives
• applicable legislation
• industry terminology and acronyms
• quality standards and practices
• OHS practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom activities including lectures, tutorials, on-line activities, workshops where students are challenged to reflect and debate on different value positions, concepts and issues.
You will be required to participate in case study learning, problem solving activities, self-reflection and discussion.
Activities will encourage both individual and group based learning responsibilities
You will be required to attend off campus industry visits and to guest speakers from varied TCF industries.

Teaching Schedule

1. Introduction to Course, Excursions, Course Guide, Assessments & Excursions.

2. Overview of the TCF industry – what makes up the TCF industry. Industry representatives.

Introduction to Assessment Task 1: Industry Research Report.

3. Overview of the TCF industry - Legislation & Guidelines discussed. Introduction to Research Methods -

begin research into Australian representatives in the TCF Industry from Government, Union through to Associations and Industry Bodies.

4. Organise and Plan Own Work / introduction to timelines & workplans. Assessment Task 2 introduced. Class time to begin research task.

5. Labour Day Public Holiday – no class

6. Overview of the TCF industry - Production concepts discussed in relation to the TCF Industry.

7. Industry Excursion: Maurice Kain, 303 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East

Introduction to Assessment Task: 3 Workplace Reports


8. Presentations. 5 minutes per student. Assessment Task 1: Industry Research Report.

Activity: Employee roles & employability skills

9. MONDAY no class in lieu of Thursday’s lecture:
THURSDAY, GUEST LECTURER: Paula Rogers, TFIA, Your TCF Award Obligations

10. Industry Excursion /Intarsia Knit Manufacturers, Thomastown

11. Industry Excursion / Frankie & Swiss, Boutique Printers, South Yarra

12. Industry Excursion / Nancybird, Textile Design & Manufacture, Northcote

13. Class Supply Chain concepts / Industry excursion / Designed in Brunswick

14. Industry Excursion /

15. Class time to prepare Workplace Reports

16. Workplace Reports Assessment Task: 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

ATF Index Work-Safe Victoria’s 2000 Code of Practice for Manual Handling
Work-Safe Victoria’s 2007 Consultation on Health & Safety
Australian Textiles & Fashion – Library copies available however not for loan
Technical Textiles International – Library copies available however not for loan


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.

Assessment Tasks

Work in the Textiles, Clothing & Footwear Industry EMPL5588C


Organise and Plan Own Work MANU 5919C


 (Individual assessment criteria will be provided in Class)

Assessment Matrix

Work in the TCF Industry EMPL5588C Workplace ReportIndustry Research ReportPersonal WorkplanTimeline        
Describe workplace processes                 X             X                                     
Identify key industry representativesXX  
Identify production processes and supply chainsXX  
Identify relevant legislation and guidelinesXX  
Learn skills for productive work  X 
Manage own work  X 
Organise and Plan own work to achieve Planned Outcomes MANU5919C    
Confirm and interpret work requirements  XX
Develop personal workplan  XX
Communicate with relevant personnel  X 
Access resources  X 

Co-ordinate work


Other Information

This Unit is delivered alongside Organise and Plan Own Work MANU 5919C and includes clustered learning activities common to both Units.

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