Course Title: Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MIET6060C

Course Title: Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

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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


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to computing technology.

The unit applies to identifying the types and sources of information required, and using computing technology to access, input and store information.

The equipment may include computers and other equipment based on computing technology. Impact of technology use must be related to work role.
Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2009B Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace


Determine work requirements


Performance Criteria:

1.1 Type of work to be performed is determined.
1.2 Required technology is identified.
1.3 Software applications to be used are identified.
1.4 Data input or information sources to be used are identified.


Select and use program features

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ergonomic conditions are established.
2.2 Key features of technology are identified.
2.3 Technology is started up and shut down.
2.4 Technology is used according to OH&S practices.
2.5 Assistance is accessed if required.
2.6 Impact of technology use is explained and related to the work role.


Use technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Software application menus are navigated to access information.
3.2 Information or data is entered, changed or removed as required.
3.3 Information or data is saved and stored.
3.4 Key features of software application are identified.

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain an understanding of Software applications which may include
 • word processing
• email programs
• internet browsers
• spreadsheets
• specialised programs
OH&S practices

Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will develop documents that relate to the textile industry formats and systems. You will use software such as the Microsoft Office packages, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
You will be participating in discussions and problem solving, while making integrated use of the computer software.
In class activities and assessments will be based on use of a PC and related operating systems/software versions.

Teaching Schedule

The scheduled class  time for this course is two hours face to face. It is strongly recommended that  students access computer lab facilities to practice skills and to complete assignments out of scheduled class time.

Week 1
Oh&S Practice in the computing environment
Overview Computer networking. Logging on. Email accounts.
Overview email systems. File storage. Navigating network.
Creating folders.
File formats.
Copying files to external devices.
Saving versions.
Internet browsers
Using Search engines for research. Downloading visual information. Advanced searches.

Week 2
Microsoft Suite
Basic word
Word processing.
Letters CV’s creating templates.
Specification sheets.
Inserting tables.

Week 3
Microsoft Suite
Basic Excel
Creating Mailing lists.
Basic bookkeeping and record keeping.

Week 4
Using tools for presentation purposes.
Inserting images and text, using templates. Creating page transitions.

Week 5
Revise Microsoft suite Technology
Open studio time for group collaboration on submissions.

Week 6
Basic Photoshop
Getting Started
Overview of Photoshop tools. Using the tools. Using help.
View command. Using the crop tool.
Basic selection.
Copying objects. Pasting objects. Scaling objects. Rotating objects.
Scanning to photoshop with group collaboration.
Understanding resolution, file size to dpi, colour, grey scale, line art and remove moire patterns in printed material.
Merge to panorama.

Week 7
Basic Photoshop
Image manipulation. Simple retouching of photos.
Understanding colours and colour control. Adjusting colours. Filters.
Understanding layers.

Week 8
Basic Photoshop
Typography Manipulating text.
Warping with text and images.
Colour chips and spot colours.
Open studio time for group collaboration on submissions.

Week 9
Basic Photoshop
Masks and channels. Using complex layers.
Image modes. Image and canvas sizes.

Week 10
Basic Photoshop
Halftone variations and
duotones to output stage.

Week 11
Basic Illustrator
Getting Started. Overview of Illustrator tools.
The control panel. Using help.
View command. Using the selection tools.
Drawing basic shapes. Copying objects. Pasting objects.

Week 12
Basic Illustrator
Aligning objects. Scaling objects.
Rotating objects. Creating curved paths and anchor points.
Understanding colours and colour control.
Creating simple Illustrations.
Changing simple illustrations.

Week 13
Basic Illustrator
Drawing complex shapes. Using layers.
Changing complex illustrations.
Creating complex Illustrations.
Changing paths. Splitting paths. Erasing paths.
Placing Photoshop images.
Pattern fills. Step and repeat.
Working with text. Creating swatches.
Sampling and changing colours. Arranging objects.
Crop areas. Live Trace. Live colour.
Making symbols. Clipping Masks.

Week 14
Overview of Dye sublimation
Detemine Print output. Test prints.
Colour correction. Swatch samples.
Creating swatches.
Sampling and changing colours.

Week 15
Overview of computer Laser engraving and Cutting.
Detemine Laser output. Test prints.
Print output options and substrates.

Week 16
Open book Test

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

 Students will need to purchase a USB flash drive to save their work, with at least a 16 - 32gig size.

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.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

Observation checklists and assignments designed students to demonstrate applications of computer software.

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

Research OH&S assignment
Min 400 words on OH&S pertaining to computer use
OHS observation checklist
10% Weighting

Microsoft Suite  10%
Create a CV for Assignment
Print out of document
Word observation checklist
Create costing sheet assignment & Gantt Chart
Excel observation checklist
Use technology
PowerPoint presentation Assignment
PowerPoint observation checklist
Use technology

Photoshop 30% Weighting

Produce three correctly scanned images, with peer review of results
Produce Concept board and print out, this will link to drawing and design units
Use technology
Photoshop observation checklist

Illustrator  30%
Produce design topic decide by class in Illustrator, with peer review of results
Produce separations for 2 pantone colours.
Illustrator observation checklist

Dye Sublimation and Computer Laser Engraving and Cutting overview 10%
Produce small samples.

Open book test questionnaire 10%
File structure, basic commands, shortcuts, saving files,
Photoshop tools, Illustrator tools, OH&S.

Assessment Matrix

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