Course Title: Interact and network with fashion industry participants

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6086

Course Title: Interact and network with fashion industry participants

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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 2010,
Term2 2010

Course Contact: Michelle Shepherd

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9107

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Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to communicate and network with others working along the fashion industry supply chain, to ensure design processes and outcomes meet requirments.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit’s Co- Requisite is LMT091-4FD Communicate and Sell design Concepts

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4006B Interact and network with fashion industry participants


1. Describe features of fashion industry communication

1.1 Roles of different fashion industry participants are described

1.2 Routine Industry communication channel and tools and their appropriate uses are described

1.3 Information needs of fashion industry participants for design, procurement, production and marketing processes are described.

1.4 Communication protocols of different industry participants are identified

1.5 Workplace communication practices and quality standards are identified


2. Communicate design concepts adn production requirments

2.1 Objectives and processes for communicating design concepts are identified and used effectively

2.2 Appropriate industry communication tools used to communicate and determine design production are selected and applied

2.3 Language and terminology that is appropriate to fashion industry is used routinely when interacting and communicating with industry participants to ensure required meaning is accurately conveyed

2.4 An understanding of roles of different industry participants is applied to planning and implementing industry communication

2.5 Information requirments of fashion industry participants are accomodated in developement and production of fashion designs

2.6 Feedback is sought on effectiveness of communication  in relaying design and production concepts and requirements, and is incorporated into future communication.

2.8 Outcomes of communication and information recieved are documented and records are maintained.

3 Develope and maintain effective industry networks

3.1 An understanding of scope and role of different industry participants is applied to develope networks that  cover relevant areas of operation

3.2 Cooperative working relationships with other relevant participants are developed and maintained.

3.3 Information about key industry participants is gathered and stored so it is up to date and accessible

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate ways of communicating concepts such as ideas and design concepts to fashioin professionals with a range of information needs, through the use of sketches, diagrams, illustrations, samples of fabric, charts, and written descriptions

Apply an understanding of the roles and information needs of different industry participants.

Demonstrate the use of appropriate industry terminology and language to convey meaning and work effectively with others both within and outside of the workplace.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will enable students to work in a group as well as individually. The assessed learning activities covered are

Assessment 1- Fashion Communications Evaluation -  This assignment is designed to develope students awareness of a range of fashion resources available through various mediums, Students are to select 4 mediums that could be used by a product developer when developing a seasonal range. Students are to describe features of each of these mediums and evaluate the information content in relation to industry requirements.

Assessment 2 - Visual Diary part B - Students are to work in groups, and the aim of this assessment is to finalize preparation and development for range concept design concept  via research, though completing the final developmental stages of a body of work capturing inspirational visuals that reflect all aspecst of ranged development of the forthcoming season directly in relation to the industry partner