Course Title: Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MIET6060C

Course Title: Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace

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

douglas mcmanus

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


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to computing technology. The unit applies to identifying the types and sources of information required, and using computing technology to access, input and store information.

The equipment may include computers and other equipment based on computing technology. Impact of technology use must be related to work role.
Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2009B Operate computing technology in a Textiles, Clothing and Footwear workplace


1 Determine work requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Type of work to be performed is determined.
1.2 Required technology is identified.
1.3 Software applications to be used are identified.
1.4 Data input or information sources to be used are identified.


2 Use technology

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ergonomic conditions are established.
2.2 Key features of technology are identified.
2.3 Technology is started up and shut down.
2.4 Technology is used according to OH&S practices.
2.5 Assistance is accessed if required.
2.6 Impact of technology use is explained and related to the work role.


3 Select and use program features

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Software application menus are navigated to access information.
3.2 Information or data is entered, changed or removed as required.
3.3 Information or data is saved and stored.
3.4 Key features of software application are identified.

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain an understanding of Software applications which may include
 • word processing
• email programs
• internet browsers
• spreadsheets
• specialised programs
OH&S practices

Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will develop documents that relate to the textile industry formats and systems. You will use software such as the Microsoft Office packages, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
You will be participating in discussions and problem solving, while making integrated use of the computer software.
In class activities and assessments will be based on use of a PC and related operating systems/software versions.

Teaching Schedule

week 1

Oh&S Practice in the computing environment
Overview RMIT network. Logging on.
File storage. Navigating network.
Creating folders.
File formats.
Copying files to external devices.
Saving versions.
Email accounts.

Week 2
Internet browsers
Using Search engines for research. Downloading visual information. Advanced searches..

Week 3
Microsoft Suite
Understanding software language
Basic word
Word processing.
Letters CV’s creating templates.
Week 4
Microsoft Suite
Basic word
Inserting images

Week 5
Microsoft Suite
Gantt charts
Time management plans

Week 6
Scanning images
File format
Good layout
Inserting images and text, using templates

Week 7
Using tools for presentation purposes.
. Creating page transitions.
Week 8
Basic Photoshop
Getting Started
Overview of Photoshop tools.
Using the tools.
Using help.
View command.
Using the crop tool.
Basic selection.
Copying objects.
Pasting objects.
Scaling objects.
Rotating objects.

Week 9
Basic Photoshop Image manipulation. Simple retouching of photos.
Understanding colours and colour control.
Adjusting colours.
typography titles
Shape tool colour chips.

Week 10
Basic Photoshop
motif manipulation

Week 11
Open studio CAD

Week 12
Pdf documents
Creating layout pages in photoshop

Week 13
PDF documents
publishing for print , email,  web

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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:
Observation checklists and assignments designed students to demonstrate applications of computer software.
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.

Assessment Tasks

OHS observation checklist

Create a gantt chart

CV assignment

Print out of document

Create a gantt chart

PowerPoint presentation Assignment


Produce Concept board and print,

Adobe Acrobat 

Produce PDF Document

Assessment Matrix

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