Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6086

Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2010

Course Contact: Barbara Kuczuk , Henry Orlinski, Mary Zbierski-West

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9195

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course requires the application of skills associated with problem solving to identify types and characteristics of textiles (fibres, yarns and fabrics) and to understand textile processing methods. Learning and self management skills are required to apply knowledge of textiles, and communication skills are used to explain and describe information about textile properties. Teaching will cover fibres, yarns and textiles materials commonly used in the construction of garments and accessories and how they are used in textiles production processes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics


1. Identify fibres and fabrics
2. Describe fabric construction processes
3. Describe qualities of fabrics
4. Determine uses of fabrics

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The student will be required to (1) organise a fabrications folio (2) give a PowerPoint presentation on fabric research and (3) demonstrate knowledge by performing two written assessments in class.