Course Title: Participate in production planning processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: GRAP5232C

Course Title: Participate in production planning processes

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

Lucy Adam Tel. (03) 9925 9421

Lavena Coughlin Tel. (03) 9925 9127

Nominal Hours: 70

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


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to participate in the development of production planning.

This unit is delivered with MANU5914C Contribute to the development of products or processes

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN5001B Participate in production planning processes


Confirm production requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Projected requirements regarding stock supplies, product quantities, quality and delivery schedules are confirmed.
1.2 Identified issues and problems concerning projected requirements are resolved in collaboration with relevant personnel.
1.3 Requirements for implementation of organisational systems are determined.


Gather specific production information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Specific information relating to production capacity is obtained and confirmed.
2.2 Details of production line requirements regarding batch or run sizes and other relevant information are gathered and interpreted for use in production plan preparation.
2.3 Resources, supply requirements, availability of machines and personnel is identified and confirmed.


Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Production planning records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.


Participate in planning meetings

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Specific requirements for meetings are confirmed.
3.2 Production data and other planning information is prepared.
3.3 Information is contributed and discussed according to meeting procedures.
3.4 Follow-up action on meeting outcomes is taken.

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

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of planning processes.
Individual and group projects will be undertaken and will involve:
Simulated industry practises 
Project Briefs
Occupational Health and Safety and workplace practices
Plan; Hold; Monitor Actions of Meetings
Industry research/interviews
Group discussions and class review
Reflection and Analysis
Technical File involving all details of Production Planning meetings

Teaching Schedule

Sessions are delivered across a 16 week period.
Specific details of Sessions will be provided in your first class.

• Introduction to course requirements and course overview
• OH&S requirements
• Time management strategies
• Introduction to Production Plans
• Develop Production Plan

Planning meetings are held to review and analyse production plan and requirements
Overview of Production: Prepare, Plan and Produce a Product
• Continue with Project Addressing Product Specifications, Quantities, Equipment Used
• Planning production for Small Production Run

Specific requirements for meetings are confirmed

• Reflect and analyse on the Production Schedule and ‘Folio Presentation’

This Teaching Schedule is subject to change.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students are required to provide the following materials:

Lined Notebook

Folio (A4 Ring Binder Folder) & A4 sized Plastic Inserts

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

Assessment Tasks

60% Production Plan (including minutes from production meetings held)
Report including ^timeline ^ equipment required ^ resources required ^outcomes documented ^processes documented ^feedback from reviews ^critical analysis/reflection on Project

40%Technical File (including documentation of all processes)
^weekly sumary of production ^sampling data ^relevant technical information

Assessment Matrix

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