Course Title: Develop a textile product range

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6082

Course Title: Develop a textile product range

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 skills and knowledge to develop a textile product range and present the range to the client.This unit requires the application of communications skills associated with interpreting product requirements, undertaking research, and presenting and communicating designs. Technology is applied during the design process when using computer aided design systems. Problem solving, initiative and enterprise and planning and organising are central to the design development process. Teamwork skills are required to refine design concepts with design team.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This is part of a clustered program titled Design Project and  will be delivered concurrently with the following courses; 

GRAP5216C Analyse fashion industry textiles to guide commercial development
ISYS5658C Apply electronic systems to textile design and production

It is recommended 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:

LMTTD6003A Develop a textile product range


1 Determine requirements for textile product range

2 Investigate product development factors

3 Develop textile product range

4 Present textile product range for approval

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates knowledge of:
• elements and principles of design
• trends in industry, and global and local trends
• range of yarns, including weight and other characteristics
• research sources
• measuring and costing of textile materials and yarns
• relevant OH&S legislation, regulatory requirements, copyright obligations and codes of practice
• OH&S practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• quality practices
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices

Demonstrates skills to:
• develop and present design concepts
• produce illustrations manually or using computer aided design systems
• cost a range
• communicate effectively with individuals, work groups and supervisors
• select, interpret and apply procedures and processes
• prepare and present reports and information in appropriate formats
• consistently achieve quality and production requirements
• read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
• maintain accurate records
• 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 provided with details of assessment and grading information in first class