Course Title: Use electronic fashion design tools

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GRAP5212C

Course Title: Use electronic fashion design tools

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mary Mirt
9925 9243 

Cathy Chen
9925 9229

Gerardine Gannon
9952 9214

Nominal Hours: 80

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 use a range of electronic design programs and equipment such as software programs and computing technology used in the fashion industry.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4020B Use electronic fashion design tools


1. Identify design brief

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design specifications are identified and interpreted.
1.2 Suitable programs and equipment are identified.
1.3 Garment considerations are identified.
1.4 Production requirements are identified.


2. Use design tools

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design programs and equipment are used to create
required designs, patterns or production specifications.
2.2 Design programs and equipment are used to modify and
edit designs, patterns or production specifications.
2.3 Design programs and equipment are used to test
designs, patterns or production specifications.
2.4 Design programs and equipment are used according to
OHS practices .


3. Assess electronic outputs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Outputs generated using electronic design programs are
assessed against design specifications and production
3.2 Outputs are presented to appropriate personnel to
assess accuracy and completeness.
3.3 Improvements are made as required.


4. Maintain electronic design systems

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Designs, patterns or production specifications are
created, stored, organised and protected.
4.2 Design programs and equipment are used, maintained
and stored.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to the creation of designs, patterns or production specifications using electronic programs and equipment such as graphic and design software, computers and peripherals, and specialised equipment.

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities will consist of a series of practical demonstrations and simulated activities on PCs.
Learners will build on existing skills in computer aided design processes. Activities are designed to enable learners to interpret garment designs, then to develop accurate diagrams according to the principles of good fit and clothing production specifications.
Learners will produce a range of accurate technical drawings.
All work must be authenticated by regular class participation.

Teaching Schedule

Introduction to course
Familiarisation with CAD working environment
Revision exercises

Week 2 – 7:
Preliminary class exercises to build CAD skills and CAD libraries

Week 8 – 10:
Assessment task: Mini garment design task
To be finalised and submitted at end of week 10

Week 11 – 15:
Assessment task: Catalogue of garment range
To be finalised and submitted at end of week 15

Week 16:

* Please note that this outline may be subject to change with prior notification

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator Authors: Marianne Centner & Frances Vereker

Adobe website for video tutorials:

Other Resources

A4 document holder
Note paper and pen/pencil for note taking
Portable storage device: e.g. USB; portable hard drive

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 within a computer laboratory setting. 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

1. Class exercises - Un-graded Assessment
2. Mini design task - Graded Assessment (30%)
3. Catalogue - Graded Assessment (70%)

Successful completion of this course requires that you demonstrate you have the underpinning knowledge and skills to consistently perform tasks associated with the use of electronic tools and equipment and software programs (e.g. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop).
Completing all of the assessment activities is essential to cover the range of skills required for each element of this competency.

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1: Class exercises

Assessment 2: Mini design task

Assessment 3: 
1. Identify design brief  XX
2. Use design tools XXX
3. Assess electronic outputs XXX
4. Maintain electronic design systemsXXX


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