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: 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

Cathy Chen -
Sam Cutajar -

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 for computing technology in a fashion and/or clothing workplace.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

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


1. 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
1.5 Required skills for software application are identified.


2. Use technology 

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 OHS practices .
2.5 Assistance is accessed if required.
2.6 Impact of technology use is explained and related to the
work role.


3. Select and use program features

Performance Criteria:

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

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to identify the types and sources of information required and use computing technology to access, input and store information commonly used within fashion and/or clothing organisations and businesses. 

Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will develop documents that relate to the fashion 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

(16 weeks x 2.5hrs + 10 hrs outside of class)

Week 1 – 3
• Intro to course
• Class activities related to the use of email programs; internet browsers and the RMIT website and Learning Hub
• Class activities related to the use of word processing (Microsoft Office suite)

Weeks 4 – 7 (+ 3hrs outside of class to complete tasks)
• Class activities related to the use of CAD software (Adobe Illustrator)

Week 8
• Class activities related to the use of presentation software (including PowerPoint)

Weeks 9 – 11 (+ 2 hrs outside of class to complete tasks)
• Class activities related to the use of Spreadsheet software (Excel)

Weeks 12 - 13
• Class activities related to the use of CAD software (Adobe Photoshop)

Week 14 – 15 (+ 5 hrs outside of class to complete tasks)
• Assessment task

Week 16
• Assessment/feedback

Note: You will be given further information by your teacher; the schedule may be subject to change.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources students need to bring to class:

A4 Document holder
Note taking equipment
USB Flash drive (‘memory stick’)

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

Please note: All assessment tasks need to be completed and authenticated.
Assessment 1: In class exercises - 40%
Assessment 2: Assignment - 60%

The assignment will involve the presentation of work that shows integrated use of software to create TCF industry relevant templates/documents.

Assessment Matrix


Assessment 1

In class exercises       

Assessment 2
TCF relevant documents and templates Assignment

Determine work requirements XX
Use technology
Select and use program featuresXX


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