Course Title: Identify fabric performance and handling requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MANU5928C

Course Title: Identify fabric performance and handling requirements

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

Sue Scott

Sandie Benson

Nominal Hours: 40

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

LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to identify fabric performance and handling requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL3001B Identify fabric performance and handling requirements


1. Identify fibres and fabrics

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Appropriate identification methods are selected.

1.2 Identification methods are used to identify fabrics and component fibres.


2. Identify fabric performance characteristics

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Key performance characteristics of fabrics are identified and described.

2.2 Performancetesting of fabrics is conducted.

2.3 Common problems and faults of fabrics are identified.

2.4 Fabric quality is identified using established quality indicators .

2.5 Performance of fabric is tested according to OHS practices


3. Identify fabric handling requirements

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Performance characteristics are used to describe appropriate uses of fabrics.

3.2 Fibre and fabric finishes and implications for handling are identified.

3.3 Care requirements in handling fabrics are identified.

3.4 Implications forproduction are identified.


4. Identify cleaning and labelling requirements

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Care andcleaning requirements of fabrics are identified.

4.2 Labelling requirements are identified according to Australian Standards.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge as it applies to fabrics used to produce garments and accessories and includes skills and knowledge required to guide the use and handling of fabrics. It includes sourcing information from reference material and industry specialists as well as conducting simple tests to identify fabric types and properties. Activities will include identification methods and tests currently used in fashion related workplace in relation to fabric testing and performance.

Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops. The learning activities involve the application of theoretical knowledge gained and applied in the practical exercises undertaken. They aim at making you proficient in identifying fibrics their performance and their handling requirements in a workplace context.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 Introduction to unit. Assessment Requirements. Methods of identifying different fibres Burning and Microscopic

Week 2 Yarn Production S & Z twists TEX

Week 3 Fabric testing requirements. Look at Australian standards.
View Textile testing DVD.

Week 4 Fabric testing assignment. Discuss the use of blue and grey scales.
Demonstration of equipment to be used for testing.
Select Knitted and Woven Fabrics for testing.
Prepare samples according to standards for testing. Commence testing.

Week 5 Continue testing fabrics and record results.

Week 6 Continue fabric testing and collate results.

Week 7 Complete fabric testing and hand in Report

Week 8 Testing of denim fabric samples. (Holistic project)

Week 9 Labelling requirements according to Australian standards.

Week 10 Care labelling requirements according to the standards.
Hand out labelling assignment. 3 Hours out of class work required over a two week period
Week 11 Children’s wear labelling requirements.
Hand in Labelling assignment.
Handout Research on different finishing processes. 3 Hours out of class work required over a two week period
Mid Semester Break Easter

Week 12 Presentation of different finishing processes. Processes questionnaire. Class activity
Specification topics handout, Commence research in groups 1 Hour out of class work required
Week 13 Group presentation of specification for a yarn and fabric and class discussion

Week 14 Visit to Dye house Pro Fashion Surface decoration of Denim

Week 15 View Textile Colouration video of different dye types and methods and complete questionnaire class activity.

Week 16 Surface decoration of fabrics. Dye a range a fabrics with different dyes.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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

Ungraded Assessment Tasks - All four assessment tasks must be completed to a satisfactory level to be deemed competent for this course
Graded Assessment Tasks - Once four assessment tasks are completed to a satisfactory level and you have been deemed competent for this course, assessment tasks 1 & 2 will be graded and you may be eligible top receive a grade from Pass to High Distinction based on the work presented.

Task 1 Fabric Performance Testing(Graded):- Students will be required to conduct standard tests on two given fabrics and report on the results.
Task 2 Care and Content labelling assignment(Graded):- Demonstrate the ability to select a range of labels in accordance with Australian Standards.
Task 3 Fibre & Fabric Finishing Processes (Ungraded):- Research and presentation to class.
Task 4 Prepare Fabric Specification (Ungraded):- Class Discussion

Assessment Matrix

ElementsFabric Performance Testing
Care and Content labelling assignment Graded
Fibre and Fabric Finishes
Class Activity
Fabric Specification Class activity
1. Identify fibres and fabrics X XX
2. Identify fabric performance characteristicsXXXX
3. Identify fabric handling requirements XXX 
4. Identify cleaning and labelling requirements  X  

Other Information

All ungraded assessments must be completed to a competent standard to be eligible for grading and work that has not authenticated during class as your own will not be considered for assessment.
Students are expected to comply with Workplace Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Course Overview: Access Course Overview