Course Title: Source textile materials and resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU5923C

Course Title: Source textile materials and resources

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

Julia Raath 99259201

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 unit covers the skills and knowledge to source materials and resources that are required for production of textiles.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4006A Source textile materials and resources


1Identify and locate required textile resources

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Materials required for production of textile products are identified from production specifications
1.2 Expertise required for production is identified and in-house availability of skills assessed.
1.3 Supply criteria in order to meet production requirements are determined
1.4 Textile suppliers in Australia and overseas are identified and researched.
1.5 Range of textile services provided by suppliers are identified and compared with supply criteria and production specifications
1.6 A shortlist of preferred suppliers that meet criteria is developed and details documented


2Analyse order and supply conditions

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Minimum order requirements for suppliers are identified.
2.2 Lead times required for different suppliers are identified and compared.
2.3 Capacity of suppliers to meet order and delivery requirements are investigated and compared.
2.4 Shipping and freight options are identified and compared.
2.5 Supplier business conditions are documented to allow for future reference.
2.6 Communication channels for supplier are confirmed and established for business operation.


3Compare supply costs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Capacity of suppliers to meet price and quality requirements are analysed and compared
3.2 Costs, including hidden costs of purchases are identified.
3.3 Costs of purchasing direct from overseas suppliers, contractors or manufacturers are compared to purchasing from local suppliers.
3.4 Payment options offered by suppliers are identified and compared.


4Order and receive textile materials and resources

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Suppliers are selected for supply of materials and resources based on their ability to meet required specifications and competitiveness.
4.2 Orders are completed and placed with suppliers according to own and supplier business requirements
4.3 Orders are monitored and followed up to ensure that conditions will be met.
4.4 Orders are received and quality and content checked against documentation.
4.5 Invoice is processed for payment

Learning Outcomes


Demonstrates knowledge of:

 role of shipping and customs agents
 information resources on materials, resources and suppliers
 criteria for making comparisons
 workplace practices and procedures for purchasing and receiving
 OHS practices, including hazard identification and control measures
 quality practices
 workplace practices
 recording and reporting practices

Demonstrates skills to:

 use computer operations for internet access and searches
 analyse performance characteristics
 compare findings
 communicate with suppliers
 document findings and orders
 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

Details of Learning Activities

This course is  clustered  with BUSM 6204CCost production of textile designs.

Lectures, tutorials, online activities, workshops where you are 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, videos, self-reflection and discussion.

Teaching Schedule

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Project 1 Source materials and identify suppliers
Introduction to project and assessment criteria

Group Exercise -  Identify raw materials
Specification sheets - examples 
Research and identify suppliers of resources

214/7/14Project 1 Source materials and identify suppliers
Prepare specification sheets, Identify suppliers of services,  Where how, what. Onshore off shore Compare costs
321/7/14Project 1 Source materials and identify suppliers
Shipping  and Supply chains
428/7/14Project 1 Source materials and identify suppliers
54/8/14Project 1 Source materials and identify suppliers
Document and present project information, and prepare for presentation
611/8/14Project 1 Source materials and identify suppliers
Class presentation 9am and PROJECT DUE
718/8/43Project 2 cost a textile product
Introduction to project and assessment criteria
Analyse product and design specifications
819/8/14 Project 2 cost a textile product
Record keeping, Research costs of product, compare price points
 1-14 SeptemberSemester Break
915/9/14Project 2 cost a textile product
Fixed costs and Variable costs
Group work - Case studies
1022/09/14Project 2 cost a textile product
Hidden costs in sample production and comparisons with bulk production
1129/09/14Project 2 cost a textile product
Group presentation, sample costing sheet
12 6/10/14 Project 2 cost a textile product
research and compare information on cost of textile product
13 13/10/14Project 3. Produce Invoice & Purchase Orders to Complete Production
Prepare invoices orders 
14  20/10/14Project 3. Produce Invoice & Purchase Orders to Complete Production
Prepare information on cost of textile product
Document and present project information, and prepare for presentation

15 27/10/14 Project 3cost a textile product
Class presentation and PROJECT DUE
16 3/11/14 Melbourne Cup day public holiday
   Marking week


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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.
Please refer: to find more information about plagiarism.

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

There are 3 assessment tasks presented as a research folio

1. Identify suppliers of resources (raw materials)                                           50%
o Specification sheet - Product
o Detailed list of all materials required to get the product to a retail outlet
o Research into wholesale suppliers International and global
o Report detailing processes to source a selected raw material

2. Cost the production of a textile product                                                        30%

3. Produce invoice & purchase orders to complete production                 20%

Assessment Matrix

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