Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU5914C

Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or 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

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Nominal Hours: 50

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


GRAP5232C Participate in Production Planning Processes

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to contribute to developing products or processes within the workplace.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN4016A Contribute to the development of products or processes


Analyse and interpret results

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Results of the trials are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production
5.2 Analysis is interpreted to determine performance and acceptability for production


Assist in developing or engineering product

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Product or process specifications are interpreted and preliminary specifications are developed from feasibility study
3.2 Specifications are used to develop or engineer the product
3.3 Raw materials are checked or selected to meet requirements
3.4 Machine or equipment or skill availability are determined against requirements


Conduct trials

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Requirements for trial are confirmed and clarified, where necessary, to establish procedures and parameters
4.2 Organisation and liaison with production area occurs, where required
4.3 Trials are assessed in accordance with the established procedures


Interpret provisional specifications

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Provisional specifications are identified
1.2 Specifications are interpreted, in consultation with others, where required


Participate in feasibility studies

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Requirements for feasibility study are identified, in conjunction with others, as required
2.2 Assistance is provided in studies to assess feasibility of design and development through sampling, trial run production, consideration of machine or equipment capabilities, availability of resources, required quality and cost


Report results and maintain records

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Reports are prepared
6.2 Records are maintained, where required,

Learning Outcomes

Students undertaking this unit will develop and apply technical skills associated with checking and selecting raw materials, interpreting specifications and carry out sampling. In addition organisational skills will be developed such as establishing availability of machines, determining availability of required skills and personnel, selecting, interpreting and evaluating procedures or processes, sequencing operations, reading and following work specifications, standard operating procedures, work instructions and other reference materials. The student will learn how to communicate within the workplace and clarify and check task-related information from documents or other personnel and maintain accurate records.

Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of the development of processes & products relating to textile design.

Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a fully equipped studios using equipment suitable for sample and production, the studio is a simulated industry environment.

Upon completion of the sampling and finished product your work is presented to a panel of industry peers for review & feedback.

Teaching Schedule

Sessions are delivered across a 16 week period and are clustered with the Unit Contribute to the Development of Products or Processes, MANU5914C. Learning activities are common to both Units. Specific details on breakdown of assessment will be provided in first class.

1 Introduction to Course Outline. OH&S for Print/Knit/Weave/Digital Labs & studios. PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT_Identify product specifications for samples.
_Introduction to Course Outline_Project Briefs_OH&S Induction_Introduction to Production Plans _Overview of Production: Prepare, Plan and Produce a Product. ^NOTE: students are required to supply and manage own materials for production.

2 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT ¬ Conduct trials¬_ Develop a series of samples, including: Selecting appropriate materials to meet requirements & ensure equipment set up ready for sample development. Participate in Production Planning Session: Production Plan briefing.

3 PROJECT: Participate in feasibility studies _Develop the samples identifying original design specifications. ASSESSMENT: PREPARE A PRODUCTION PLAN & TIMELINE

4 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT _Develop the samples, including: Selecting appropriate materials to meet requirements & according to specifications.

5 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT _Results of the trials are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production.

6 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT _ Gather specific production information

7 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT _Production development & Finishing and Testing

8 PROJECT: PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT_ Analyse and interpret results. Participate in planning meeting. Specific requirements for meetings are confirmed. Planning meetings are held to review and analyse production plan and requirements Assessment Review Meeting and Panel Assessment


9 PROJECT: PROJECT DESIGNER_MANUFACTURE_ Confirm production requirements
Project: Assist in developing or engineering product

10 Project: PROJECT DESIGNER_MANUFACTURE. Continue with Project Addressing Product Specifications, Quantities, Equipment Used. Prepare, Plan and Produce a Product.

11 Project: PROJECT DESIGNER_MANUFACTURE. Interpret provisional specifications.

12 Project: PROJECT DESIGNER_MANUFACTURE. Undertake production. Maintain records

Undertake production for Small Production Run. Report results and maintain records

Follow own production plan to produce samples & Finished Product.

15 ASSESSMENT: PRESENTATION TO INDUSTRY PANEL_ Report results and maintain records


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Textiles and Fashion, Jenny Udale

Writing for Visual Thinkers

Time Management for Architects and Designers


Other Resources

Students are required to source & supply their own materials for producing textile samples and finished product.
A4 Technical Folder.
PRINT:     Ruler, Set Square, Tape, Hand Towel
KNIT:       Wool needle, scissors, glass headed or steel dressmaking pins, tape measure, calculator
WEAVE:  Shuttle sticks, darning needles, tape measure, scissors, calculator, graph paper, portable USB drive

Overview of Assessment

Details of assessment requirements will be made available to you in the first week of class.

Specific details of assessment outcomes will be provided by your class teacher.

This course comprises both practical and theory components.

You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.

Assessment Tasks

BODY OF WORK: A final Body of Work based on the production goals for the final semester’s work.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: a thorough and cohesive collection of supporting information that may inlcude: visual diary,
technical file, digital resource, drawings, inspiration, resources, influences, etc.



Further detail regarding Competency and Graded Assessment of these tasks will be provided in class.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is run in a workshop environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety standards students are required to wear sturdy footwear with covered toe protection.

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