Course Title: Manage product development of fashion designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: GRAP5176C

Course Title: Manage product development of fashion designs

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6079 - Advanced 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

Ginny Yarnton:
Susie Weir:

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to manage the development and production processes for fashion designs

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD6002A Manage product development of fashion designs


1. Establish design production plan
2. Select and brief project team
3. Monitor progress
4. Facilitate process or work flow problem resolution
5. Monitor production improvements/ variations
6. Evaluate final product
7. Cost outcome
8. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Information about previous design production is reviewed and relevance for current activities assessed.
1.2 Business goals and strategies and organisation systems for production of designs are reviewed and relevance for current activities assessed.
1.3 Design requirements, timelines and budget are identified and confirmed.
1.4 Quality standards are identified.
1.5 Key personnel are consulted to assist in production plan development, as required.
1.6 Planning techniques and tools are used to develop production plan and schedule which includes critical path, timeline and key outcomes.
3.1 Ongoing communication with team members is maintained to ensure obligations, quality, timelines, budget and technical constraints are met.
3.2 Any problems or revisions are reviewed or prepared.
3.3 Quality assurance practices are conducted to check pattern, sizing, materials and construction comply with design specifications.
3.4 Changes to design specifications are communicated with designer and patternmaker and documented.
3.5 Production activities are monitored to ensure compliance with OH&S practices.
4.1 Methods to solve process or work flow problems are identified through facilitation of meetings or discussions.
4.2 Knowledge of process improvement and efficient production techniques/systems are used to assist in systematic identification and resolution of process or work flow problems.
4.3 Preferred option to resolve problem is recommended and documented.
4.4 Implementation of recommended problem resolution option is facilitated.
5.1 Improvements/variations to production are monitored to ensure outcome meets specifications and production schedule.
5.2 Data is collated and analysed to evaluate effectiveness of production improvements or variations.
5.3 Decisions on improvements or variations to production are made within limits of management responsibility.
6.1 Information on development process is assembled and evaluated.
6.2 Product outcome is assessed against specifications.
6.3 Significant results are identified, in consultation with others as necessary, and used to draft plans for future action.
6.4 Production outcomes are discussed with project team to review strengths and weaknesses of process.
7.1 Development costs are monitored.
7.2 Actual costs are compared to budget estimates and inconsistencies identified and explained.
7.3 Impact of costing inconsistencies is considered for effect on product sale cost.
8.1 Production and monitoring records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.
8.2 Pattern and design production processes and findings are documented.
8.3 Presentations on production performance and developments are made at management meetings.

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to the development of fashion designs to production and completion of final product. This unit requires extensive skill and knowledge in fashion design development, patternmaking and construction techniques.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is part of the PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT cluster and can be completed on campus or in the workplace. You will attend a series of tutorials that introduce you to production management and supply chain processes. This includes an overview of software currently in use that tracks production. You are encouraged to make contact with at least two fashion enterprises where you can observe and understand the various methods of getting product to the marketplace after which, you will report your findings in a report.

Teaching Schedule

The time table below considers all aspects of the project
Week 1
Choose a Project to study & identify enterprise to investigate
• Select and brief project team
• Establish design production plan
Week 2
Introduction into production planning systems
Week 3
Identify industry standards for design production
• Introduction external Q.A. systems
Week 4
Facilitate process or work flow problem resolution & monitor production improvements / variations
Problem solving in the Apparel industry
Week 5 - 7
Understanding Costing in the apparel industry
• Cost Outcome
• Identify available production costs
• Identify costs associated with each production option
• Develop costing sheets to industry standards
Industry reports in the workplace
Week 8
Completion and submission of Project
Week 9
Assessment of Report

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Your assessment tasks are a combination of practical and theoretical. Assessment will occur throughout the course, enabling you to receive ongoing feedback about your progress. Written feedback will be provided for each piece of work.

Authentication of Work

PLEASE NOTE: Tasks that work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary.

You will be given further information about the assessment tasks in class.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is ongoing through observation and demonstration. Workplace assessment can be arranged.

On completion of the Project, an investigative report is submitted.
You are assessed on technical skills and knowledge as well as a host of relevant employability skills such as communication, teamwork, negotiation and the ability to manage the project timelines

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Learners are expected to conduct relevant research outside of school hours. This includes visiting fashion enterprises and sourcing information online. Learners continue working on their project during non-teacher directed time.

Graded assessment
The Project is assessed holistically based upon the contents of the portfolio and observation/demonstration of employability skills

Grade Mark Description
HD > = 80 High Distinction (Competency Achieved)
DI 70 - 79 Distinction (Competency Achieved)
CR 60 - 69 Credit (Competency Achieved)
PA 50 - 59 Pass (Competency Achieved)
NN < 50 Fail (Not Yet Competent)
CA Not Applicable Competency Achieved
NYC Not Applicable Not Yet Competent

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