Course Title: Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GRAP5211C

Course Title: Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5220 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact Email:mandy.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Ginny Yarnton


virginia.yarnton@rmit.edu.au

Laura Holmes-Brown

laura.holmes-brown@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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

None

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to develop cost estimates for sample production of products within the fashion industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4004B Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

Element:

1. Identify factors to be considered when costing fashion products

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Factors to be taken into consideration when costing
fashion products are identified according to OHS
practices .
1.2 Market forces that affect costing for fashion industry are identified

Element:

2. Identify costs involved in producing fashion products

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Costs of fabric and trims for sample garments and
production are estimated.
2.2 Similar garments from different price points within fashion
industry are compared and any production differences are
identified.
2.3 Hidden costs in sample production are identified.
2.4 Differences in costs for sample and bulk production
garments are explained.

Element:

3. Identify and calculate labour costs involved in fashion product production

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Labour involved in fashion product production is
identified.
3.2 Labour costs for production of sample and bulk production
are calculated.
3.3 Different methods of utilising labour in fashion industry
are identified and compared.

Element:

4. Develop costing sheets to industry standards

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Components of fashion industry costing sheets are
identified.
4.2 Costing sheets are developed to meet fashion industry
standards.
4.3 Costing sheet is completed for a sample garment.
4.4 Costing sheet is used to develop quotation for bulk
production.
4.5 Quality standards of work and received materials are
assessed.


Learning Outcomes


In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required in cost estimating for a range of garments and products developed for the fashion industry, including sample production.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities The course is integrated with LMTFD5019B Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations.
LMTFD5010B Develop and present Design concepts within specific guidelines
to form a cluster or learning program called Design Studio 2
In this course you will be involved in blended learning activities involving both theoretical and practical tasks.
• You will be required to undertake research outside of regular class times.
• You will integrate skills across the design process and focus on the use and experimentation of design studio processes which will result in the production of a fashion design product which meets a specified brief
Develop and produce costing specifications for Assessment task 1& 2


Teaching Schedule

 Week 1 - 6 Feb
Outline of course and expectations
Student / Teacher
INDUSTRY PARTNER PROJECT 1
World Skills Australia
Introduction of Brief, Duration of project is 8 Weeks
Delivery of brief to student’s by industry partner
Research and Fabric Sourcing
Week 2 – 13 Feb
Finalise your design and research, your concept prepare a 200 word synopsis regarding the customer requirements of the industry partner.
Discuss suitability of designs with selected/proposed fabrics and trims with your teacher.
Week 3 -20 Feb
Industry Partner Interviews/ feedback:
COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE Review of designs and selection of final styles to be made.
Week 2 - 20 Feb to Week 4 Feb - 27 Feb
Pattern and Toile Development
Consider suitability/Fit of blocks.
Assess toiles for pattern making outcomes
Begin to develop detailed costing for produced garments
Finalise toiles and patterns.
Visual Diary initial assessment
Week 5 -5 March to Week 7 19 March
Prepare and cut fabric
Commence final construction
Information delivered re Project 2-“Future Project” delivered week 6
Costing sheets – Due for assessment Week 8
Week 8 - 26 March
FINAL ASSESSMENT and PRESENTATION – Students to present their Final garments, specifications costing and story boards to their Industry Partner.
Submit Final patterns with pattern specification sheet, Final toiles and Final garments and Costing sheets for Assessment, story boards and visual Diary
Week 9 - 2 April
Project 1-“Future Project” Duration of project is 8 Weeks
Continue with research and idea development sketches and fabric sourcing
Week 11 - 23 April
Present Design and Research including fabric of your “Future Project” brief requirements to your Design Studio 2 teacher for review and confirmation.
Week 11 - 23 April to Week 13 -7 May
Commence Pattern and toile development
Consider suitability/Fit of blocks.
Visual Diaries for initial assessment
Assess toiles for pattern making outcomes
Begin to develop Detailed costing for produced garments
Continue Pattern and toile development.
Week 13 - 7 May
Finalise toiles and patterns
Prepare and cut fabric
Week 13 -7 May to Week 15 -21 May
Commence final construction
Costing sheets– Due for assessment Week 8
Week 16 -28 May
FINAL ASSESSMENT and PRESENTATION – Students to present their Final garments, specifications costing and story boards to staff and class.
Submit Final patterns with pattern specification sheet, Final toiles and Final garments and Costing sheets for Assessment, story boards and visual Diary


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

RMIT Library
WGSN Website for trend forecasting.
Essential Learning Resources students need to have for all Design Studio classes:
Selection of pencils: H, HB and 2B
Pattern making equipment, rulers and set squares pattern scissors
Pattern hooks,
Sewing equipment. fabric scissors
Fabric purchased by the student suitable for toiling garments and producing final product with all linings and interlinings
Visual Diary


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.


Assessment Tasks

As part of the Blended learning activity Students are to identify all elements of their designs that will need to be considered to create costing sheets for all garments made for Project 1 (Industry Partner project) and  Project 2 (Future project)

Costing sheets for Project 1 (Industry project) are due at the end of the project in Week 8

 Costing Sheets for Project 2 (Future project) are due at the end of the project in Week 16


Assessment Matrix

ElementsProject 1 Project 2
1. Identify factors to be considered when costing fashion productsXX
2. Identify costs involved in producing fashion productsXX
3. Identify and calculate labour costs involved in fashion product productionXX
4. Develop costing sheets to industry standardsXX

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