Course Title: Apply electronic systems to textile design and production

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6082

Course Title: Apply electronic systems to textile design and production

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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 skills and knowledge to apply electronic systems to textile design and production processes.The unit applies to the development of intricate textile designs with multiple features using computer based design programs that enable technically accurate reproduction of the design. Design specifications and patterns will be calculated using appropriate software. The design brief may be provided by a client or be of own determination.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course will be deilvered concurrently with the following courses;

GRAP5216C Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development
GRAP5221C Develop a textile product range

It is reccomended 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:

LMTTD6002A Apply electronic systems to textile design and production


1 Interpret textile design brief

2 Develop design concept using computer aided design system

3 Present and confirm design

4 Determine design specifications and machine settings

5 Finalise design

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates knowledge of:
• industry and product processes
• product and process development procedures
• principles and elements of design
• computer aided design system applications and operation
• networked computer operation
• associated computer input and output devices
• pattern making processes
• textile production processes and practices
• textile production machinery
• operation of interfaced machinery settings
• quality standards and practices
• OH&S practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices

Demonstrates skills to:
• interpret design brief
• accurately produce intricate designs to scale using computer aided design
• apply principles and elements of design
• use networked systems
• determine design specifications
• use computer aided design software and input and output devices
• mange computer files
• 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 OH&S 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.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, practical problem solving exercises, layout and presentation of textile design

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 submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.

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