Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: MANU5914C

Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6082 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rachel Halton. (03) 9925 9158  Elizabeth Noblet  (03) 9925 9421

Nominal Hours: 50

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

For the successful completion of this unit you are advised to ensure you are concurrently enrolled in:

  • Market Designs to Local Outets MKTG 5769C
  • Communicate and Sell Design Concepts VART 5913C
  • Source Materials and Resources MANU 5918C
  • Participate in Production Planning GRAP5232C

Course Description

This unit applies to the development of process & product relating to textile design.

You will produce a body of work including samples and finished product in your elective studio areas of Print, Knit, Weave.

You will prepare all supporting information associated with the body of work including preparation of Technical Files and a professional Report.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN4016A Contribute to the development of products or processes

Learning Outcomes

Students undertaking this Unit will develop skills to:

  • carry out sampling
  • check and select raw materials
  • interpret specifications
  • select, interpret and evaluate procedures or processes
  • 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
  • meet specifications
  • carry out work according to OHS practices

Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of the development of processes & products relating to textile design.

Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a fully equipped studios using equipment suitable for sample and production, the studio is a simulated industry environment.

Upon completion of the sampling and finished product your work is presented to a panel of industry peers to gain experience & feedback.

Teaching Schedule

1Introduction to Course Outline. OH&S for studio practice. PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Identify product specifications for samples.
2PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Develop the samples, including: Selecting appropriate materials to meet requirements & ensure equipment set up ready for sample development.
4PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Develop the samples, including: Selecting appropriate materials to meet requirements & according to specifications.
5PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Results of the trials are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production.
6PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Proceed to Production from samples.
10Morning session: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION PROJECT DUE: Presentation to Group
Afternoon session:
Introduction to Participate in Production Processes_
SESSION 1_Production Plan briefing.
^NOTE: students are required to supply and manage own materials for production.
11Develop & Present Individual Production Plan & GANTT Chart
Continue with Project Addressing Product Specifications, Quantities, Equipment Used. Planning production for Small Production Run Begin sampling for Finished Product. Prepare, Plan and Produce a Product
12Planning production for Small Production Run


13SESSION 2 PEER REVIEW_Undertake production for Small Production Run.
14Undertake production for Small Production Run.
15Follow own production plan to produce samples & Finished Product.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students are required to source & supply their own materials for producing textile samples and finished product.

A4 Folder, pen:

PRINT:  Ruler, Set Square, Tape, Hand Towel.

WEAVE:  shuttle sticks, darning needles, tape measure, scissors, calculator

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 producing a technical File, Report, Folio of Samples and Finished Product.

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. Detailed information about grading and assessment will be provided in class.

Assessment Tasks

There are three assessment tasks within this course:

Folio of Samples: trial runs and all development work submitted along with a professional folio of samples.

Finished Product:  A final product based on the production goals for final semester work.

Report:  Professionally presented, typed Report addressing specific points related to the process and outcome.


Technical File: Record all documentation of processes and technical specifications in a workbook. This workbook is submitted at assessment periods during the Term and again at the end of Term.

Further detail regarding Competency and Graded Assessment of these tasks will be provided in class.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is run in a workshop environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety standards students are required to wear sturdy footwear with covered toe protection.

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