Course Title: Grade shaped patterns

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5220

Course Title: Grade shaped patterns

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2009,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The unit applies to the allometric grading of 3D or shaped patterns for garments where the focus is on taking into account differences in body growth for a specialised fit.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LMTFD4013B - Grade 2D patterns

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD5016B Grade shaped patterns


1. Analyse size of market

2. Develop a shaped grade plan

3. Grade pattern

4. Prepare portfolio

5. Maintain records

Learning Outcomes

The learner will be required to develop the knowledge and skills associated with problem solving and planning and organising to determine size and grading requirements and select base pattern. Communication and numeracy skills are used to analyse and determine required pattern information and complete pattern documentation. Self management skills are used to ensure conformance of grading to quality standards and market requirements.

Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

This course comprises both practical and theory components. You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.

As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.

PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.