Course Title: Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6082

Course Title: Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2011

Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the range of skills and knowledge to effectively research and analyse textiles used in the fashion and clothing industries and make recommendations to guide the commercial development of fashion products.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course will be deilvered concurrently with the following courses;

ISYS5658C Apply electronic systems to textile design and production
GRAP5221C Develop a textile product range 

It is recomended that candidates ensure that enrolment in each of these courses occurs in the same teaching period.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD6009A Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development


1. Establish research criteria

2. Research textiles used in fashion products

3. Research fashion products

4. Analyse findings

5. Make recommendations

6. Prepare reports and presentations

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates skills to:
• effectively evaluate processes
• identify constraints
• determine options
• interpret findings
• test validity of information
• use research tools
• establish, analyse and/or interpret procedures, where required
• determine report requirements
• read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
• maintain accurate records
• communicate within the workplace
• sequence operations
• meet specifications
• clarify and check task-related information
• carry out work according to OHS practices

Demonstrates knowledge of:
• sources of information
• qualities and properties of textiles
• commercial relevance or objectives for research
• research methodology
• relevant OHS legislation, codes of practice, copyright obligations, policies and procedures
• OHS practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• quality practices
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.

Units assessed as ’not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ’competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date.

Late submissions will not be graded higher than a PASS.

Students will be provided with details of assessment and grading information in first class