Course Title: Develop product specifications for fashion design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6086

Course Title: Develop product specifications for fashion design

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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


Term2 2010

Course Contact: Grazia Tarquinio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 195

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to complete detailed specifications for fashion designs to guide production.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LMTFD3004A Draw a trade drawing for fashion design.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4012B Develop product specifications for fashion design


1. Identify types of specification sheets

1.1 Key features of different types of specification sheets are described.

1.2 Types of drawing techniques used on specification sheets are identified.


2. Prepare specification sheet for fashion product

2.1. Acceptable deviations from the set standards for sizing and quality are identified.

2.2. Common faults and discrepencies and their causes are identified.

2.3. Industry standards in relation to sizing are identified.

2.4. Impact of industry sizing deviations on specifications are identified.


3. Prepare specification sheet for fashion product.

3.1. Design instructions are analysed and interpreted.

3.2. Drawing/sketch is produced on specification sheet.

3.3. Specification sheet is completed with all relevant information according to workplace practices. 

3.4 Set deviations are recorded on specification sheet.

4. Test specifications

4.1. Finished product is compared against specifications.

4.2. Deviations are identified and recorded.

4.3. Any appropriate action is taken according to workplace practices. 

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain the knowledge and skills to:

1. Identify a range of specification sheets used to communicate a garments production cycle, and the various standards used by industry.

2. Demonstrate the ability to prepare a range of specifications sheets based on a garment, and ensure that they communicate clearly so that production achieves the design brief.

Students will be assessed on:

1. The development of a range of specification sheets to fashion industry standards (progrssive assessment)

2. Produce a specification pack based on a design brief for a garment in an industry project.  This will be presented to a panel at the end of the year. (Group assessment).

Overview of Assessment

In this course you will be assessed on the development of a range of specification sheets and a  specification pack produced for a garment in an industry project.

Regular class attendance is necessary to demonstrate an understanding of each element.  You are expected to competently complete all practical class work, which will be assessed individually, and a group assessment task based on an industry brief.

Specific information relating to the assessment task will be given in class time.

1. Garment specification - Individual class project. (Progressively assessed) 80%

2. Industry Project.  Group Assessment. . 20%