Course Title: Implement specialised patternmaking technologies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: GRAP5184C

Course Title: Implement specialised patternmaking technologies

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

Susie Weir:
Ginny Yarnton:
Arnold Andrew:

Nominal Hours: 100

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

The unit applies to the analysing workplace requirements for the introduction or upgrading of specialised patternmaking technologies, assessing and implementing appropriate technologies into the workplace and managing the change process associated with the implementation

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD6007A Implement specialised patternmaking technologies


1. Analyse and assess patternmaking technologies
2. Develop implementation plans
3. Implement patternmaking technologies
4. Monitor and manage patternmaking technologies
5. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Patternmaking technologies (national and international) are identified and assessed.
1.2 Current workplace applications are analysed to assess efficiency and appropriateness of technologies.
1.3 Software audits are conducted.
1.4 Opportunities for upgrading current technologies are assessed.
1.5 Future and unmet requirements for patternmaking technologies are identified.
2.1 Staff skills for implementation of new technologies are determined.
2.2 Risks and obstacles relating to the introduction are identified.
2.3 Changes to current patternmaking principles and practices are identified.
2.4 Suppliers of patternmaking technologies are confirmed and their provision of initial and ongoing training and support are identified.
2.5 Patternmaking technology implementation plan is developed, including objectives, timeframes, training and budget.
3.1 Patternmaking technologies are implemented and workplace practices adjusted according to implementation plan.
3.2 Responsibilities for patternmaking technologies are delegated.
3.3 Learning and development opportunities are provided according to implementation plan.
3.4 Specifications and workplace practices for block development, patternmaking and pattern grading using the new technology are developed.
3.5 Support is made available to the workplace affected by implementation of the patternmaking technology.
3.6 Implementation of OH&S practices is ensured.
4.1 Implementation of plan is monitored and supervised to ensure production and quality meet required standards of compliance.
4.2 Production problems, faults and quality issues are identified and rectified.
4.3 Where required, changes and adjustments are made to procedures.
5.1 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.
5.2 All processes and technology outcomes are documented.

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to the analysing workplace requirements for the introduction or upgrading of specialised patternmaking technologies, assessing and implementing appropriate technologies into the workplace and managing the change process associated with the implementation.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is part of the SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT cluster.
You are guided through the process of researching and selecting a viable fashion business proposition in a niche market area that you’d like to pursue. Self-directed research is an integral part of the project. An economically sound Business Plan underpins the Course and your chosen fashion concept is completed through the production of a small collection of prototype garments. The course contains an element of computer aided design for patternmaking.

Learning activities will include tutorials, workplace visits and a workshop on advanced computer skills.

Teaching Schedule

The time table below considers all aspects of the project

Week 1
Project Brief introduced & work commences
Consider outlines for:
• Business Goals
• Target market
• Design themes
• Style requirements
• Other considerations relating to outline
Week 2
Story board outline ready for critique these will include:
• Fashion Range concepts
• Styles
• Source Fabrics Trims & accessories
• Production Feasibility
• Other considerations relating to outline
Week 3
Story boards Due

Commence Pattern Work this will include
• Identify target market
• Choose silhouettes and Block shapes
• Patternmaking Technology plan developed including objectives & time frame
• Critical paths are analysed

Commence Business Plan this will include
• Client / Target market needs
• Pricing and budget
• Costing and production strategies
• Global Fashion Trends
• Previous styling analysed
• Marketing
• Other considerations relating to business plans
Week 4
Continue working with all aspects of project
Week 5
Continue working with all aspects of project
Week 6
Continue working with all aspects of project
• Marketing research draft
Week 7
Approve final pattern & Production Sample
Week 8
Continue working with all aspects of project
Week 9
Presentation of Small Business Project to Assessment Panel
Please note that due to unforseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Gelhar, Mary (2005) “The Fashion Designer Survival Guide: An insider’s look at starting and running your own fashion business”.
Harder, Frances (2000) “Fashion for Profit

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.

On completion of the Project, a portfolio of work is submitted. The portfolio contains several pieces of work:

1. Design Storyboards
2. Patterns on Card
3. A collection of garments representing the fashion range.
4. A Business Plan.
5. Supporting documentation in the format of a bound report.
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 project manage.

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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