Course Title: Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6086

Course Title: Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term2 2010

Course Contact: Inna Konopov

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259197

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to interpret and apply calculations and specifications for textile products.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX4001A Interpret and apply textile calculations and specifications


1. Obtain and interpret textile specifications

2. Perform textile calculations

3. Complete records

1.1 Features of systems used to document specifications and techniques for converting specifications across systems, are identified
1.2 Specifications applying to yarn analysis are interpreted
1.3 Specifications applying to fabric analysis are interpreted
1.4 Terminology used in the textile production industry relating to raw materials, specifications and processing are correctly interpreted, applied and used
1.5 Specifications appropriate to the textile operation are obtained and interpreted
1.6 Work requirements are determined from specifications
1.7 Clarification of specifications is undertaken as required using appropriate information resources and search techniques
2.1 Calculation requirements for specific production processes are determined
2.2 Formulas used to convert specifications to desired format are identified and applied
2.3 Formulas used for calculating requirements for cotton production are identified and applied
2.4 Formulas used for calculating requirements for wool production are identified and applied
2.5 Formulas and graphs used for calculating requirements for production of man-made fibres are identified and applied
2.6 Calculations are checked and verified as correct
2.7 Deviations from expected outcomes are examined and validated with appropriate information resources
3.1 Calculation records are accurately documented to agreed standards
3.2 Documentation is prepared for testing or production processes

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Students will study experimental textiles in tutorials, practical experimentation and through prescribed exercises and assessment work.