Course Title: Conduct quality assurance for garments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MIET6087C

Course Title: Conduct quality assurance for garments

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

Sharon Koenig - sharon.koenig@rmit.edu.au
Pam Dunston-  pamela.dunston@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 apply quality assurance standards to work operations in the apparel industry.



National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4007B Conduct quality assurance for garments

Element:

1. Describe quality process

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Specification document is analysed, checked for accuracy
and completeness.
1.2 Input and output requirements are identified and
described.
1.3 Garment measurement table is identified.
1.4 Quality process for development of patterns is described.
1.5 Integrity and validity of base pattern is checked to ensure
seams match, darts are proved etc.
1.6 Block and pattern appropriateness is determined and
evaluated for design.
1.7 Construction and finishing methods are described.
1.8 Australian Standards are identified and described for
patterns and garment construction.

Element:

2. Measure garment

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Tools and equipment are obtained and set up in
readiness for use according to OHS practices .
2.2 Garment is obtained and laid out for measuring.
2.3 Garment measurements are taken accurately and
compared to specifications within garment measurement
table.
2.4 Any problems with garment are identified and recorded.
2.5 Problems are reported to designer, patternmaker and
sample machinist.

Element:

3. Verify garment sizing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Different sizes are identified and explained.
3.2 Body measurements are compared to garment sizing.
3.3 Grading increments across different styles are identified.
3.4 Body measurements of base size are verified.
3.5 Where required, size chart is developed.

Element:

4. Identify quality deviations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Fabric performance and testing information is obtained
and verified against label information.
4.2 Faults or production problems for garment construction or
patterns are identified.
4.3 Suitable preventative or corrective action is recommended
based on quality standards.

Element:

5. Despatch work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Garment or article is checked against specifications.
5.2 Tickets, labels and swing tags are attached as required
according to Australian Standards.
5.3 Boxing, packing, bagging, folding and hanging are
performed according to environmental legislation.
5.4 Completed garments or articles are despatched.
5.5 Quality assurance, production and other records are completed.



Learning Outcomes


In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to implement quality assurance standards that are required in the patternmaking industry to ensure that the garment produced from the pattern meets all requirements of the design specifications.


Details of Learning Activities

This course is integrated with LMTFD4011B Cut Fabric for Prototype Designs and LMTFD4016B Sew Design Prototypes, to meet customer specifications to form a cluster called ‘Production Prototypes.’

Learning activities will include workplace simulated practical exercises, tutorials and project based learning with a focus on:
1. Monitoring the garment quality process
2. Identifying and evaluating quality issues
3. Recommending appropriate action
4. Developing quality systems


Teaching Schedule

Nominal Hours : 30 hours which includes 5 hours of outside activity to be completed within the 16 week semester
Weeks 1-3: Garment 1
Introduction to Quality Assurance and Quality assurance procedures in relation to cut work and sewing. Analyse sample garments and how to identify faults
Weeks 4-6: Garment 2
Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for this garment including labelling and garment/size measurements. Final quality assessment of finished garment against original sample/s and/or specification requirements before assessment
Weeks 7-8: Garment 3
Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for this garment including labelling and garment/size measurements. Final quality assessment of finished garment against original sample/s and/or specification requirements before assessment
Introduce Quality Assurance Project
Weeks 9-11: Garment 4
Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for this garment including labelling and garment/size measurements. Final quality assessment of finished garment against original sample/s and/or specification requirements before assessment
Weeks12-15: Garment 5
Construction and Sewing of a holistic project.
Quality check of toile and finished patterns prior to cutting.
Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for this garment including labelling and garment/size measurements. Final quality assessment of finished garment before assessment
Week 16: Final revision and feedback

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change.
More detail will be available on your weekly planner which you will receive during week 1 of classes.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Essential items students need to bring to all classes:

Closed toe shoes
All sewing machine equipment
Fabric scissors
Stationary


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

References Course specific information on RMIT Blackboard
Assessment Tasks

Garment 1………20%
Garment 2………20%
Garment 3……... 10%
Garment 4……... 20%
Garment 5………30%Each assessment includes: A final quality assurance assessment of finished garment.
10% Quality Assurance Project
Total 100%


Assessment Matrix

 

Garment 1

20%

Garment 2

20%

Garment 3

10%

Garment 4

20%

Garment 5

30%

Quality
Assurance
Project
1 Describe quality process   

X

  

X

2 Measure garment   

X

                X

3 Verify garment size

 

 

X

 

X

X

4 Identify quality deviations

X

X

X

X

X

X

5 Despatch work

X

X

X

X

 X  

X










Other Information




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