Course Title: Estimate costs for development of textile designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6082

Course Title: Estimate costs for development of textile designs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259201

Course Contact Email: Julia.Raath

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to estimate costs associated with the development and production of textile designs. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students will undertake this unit as part of  the Designer Project.

It is strongly advised that you are concurently  enrolled in the following competencies

MKTG5769C Market design product to local outlets and  VART5913C Communicate and sell design concepts

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4011A Estimate costs for development of textile designs


1 Determine cost considerations for raw materials

1.1 Product and design specifications are analysed and yarn and other material requirements are determined
1.2 Production requirements are analysed to determine impact on material selection and costs
1.2 Costing factors to be taken into consideration when purchasing materials for textile products are identified and related to production requirements
1.3 Market forces that affect costing for the textiles industry are identified and considered in line with purchasing requirements.

2 Calculate material costs for producing textile products 2.1 Costs of materials for textile sample production are estimated.
2.2 Similar products from different price points within textiles industry are compared and any production differences identified.
2.3 Hidden costs in sample production are identified.
2.4 Differences in costs for sample and bulk production are calculated and compared
2.5 Material cost estimate details for textile production are documented

3 Determine labour costs for producing textile products

3.1 Labour required for textile product production is identified.

4.1 Components of textile industry costing sheets are identified from production specifications and production information.
4.2 Costing sheets for sample or bulk production are developed to meet textile industry standards.
4.3 Costing sheets are checked against production requirements and budget information and completed according to industry standards and OH&S practices
4.4 Cost estimates are finalised and communicated with relevant personnel and all documentation completed

3.2 Labour costs for production of sample and bulk production are calculated and compared.
3.3 Different methods of utilising labour in the textile industry are identified and compared
3.4 Labor cost estimate details for textile production are documented

4 Complete cost estimate

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of Competency.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks that may alsobe  linked to other competencies.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises and reports

Details of Assessment tasks will be provided in the first session.