Course Title: Coordinate quality assurance for textiles, clothing and footwear products and services

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MIET6061C

Course Title: Coordinate quality assurance for textiles, clothing and footwear products and services

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6086 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Carmen Pricone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259 195

Course Contact Email:carmen.pricone@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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

There are no pre-requisits or co-requisites. 

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to coordinate quality assurance of textiles, clothing and footwear and services.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN5002B Coordinate quality assurance for textiles, clothing and footwear products and services

Element:

1.  Assess own or supplier quality

Performance Criteria:

1.1  Assessment and evaluation of own or supplier capability and quality system is conducted.

1.2  Processes for production and delivery of goods or services are evaluated.

1.3 Recommendations concerning assessed ability to comply with quality standards are made according to OHS practices and quality accreditation requirements where relevant. 
 

Element:

2.  Establish quality assurance procedures with supplier or customer.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Specifications of goods and services to be supplied are identified and documented.

2.2 Precise quality requirements are confirmed with supplier or customer.

2.3 Agreed quality assurance system is negotiated.

2.4 Delivery dates are agreed.

2.5 Verification method, systems and procedures for dispute settlement are established and agreed.

2.6 Recording system for products or services that ensures traceability, where required, is established.

Element:

3.  Check for conformance to specifications.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Conformance of materials or products to quality standards is established against specifications.

3.2 Checks of quality of materials, services or equipment delivered are coordinated.

3.3 Corrective action is initiated, where applicable, to obtain or maintain desired quality.

Element:

4.  Maintain records.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.


Learning Outcomes


At the completion of this course, students will have gained knowledge and skills to:

  1. Assess and evaluate supplier quality and establish quality assurance requirements specific to their range;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of assuring quality by applying them correctly to various problems solving scenarios.


Details of Learning Activities

  • Develop a quality assurance manual specific to the student’s product range addressing fabric selection, testing, specifications through to production. (Researching, Planning, and Organising) (Teamwork, initiative and enterprise)
  • Use on-line activities that will demonstrate an understanding of the quality assurance concepts and theories that are applied to various problem solving scenarios.  (Problem solving) (Communication and technology)
  • Use self assessment (Reflection & collaborative learning)
  • Group discussion on Quality Assurance Manual (Teamwork)
  • Use technology to present findings of research. (E-learning, communication and technology)


Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning

Session -Topic

Learning Activity                                                                                                                               

ELEMENT

Performance Criteria                                                                                                   

Assessment  Tasks                                                                          
1February                Orientation / Project Week / Industry Presentations  
8 February Field Work - conduct surveys  
15 February
  •  Course overview
  • DVD: Textiles - Mass Production
  • Introduction to Quality Assurance
  1.  Assess own or supplier quality.
  2. Establish quality assurance procedures with supplier or customer.
  3. Check conformance to specifications.
  4. Maintain records.
 
22 February
  •  Quality analysis process
  • Quality determinants during product development.
  • Hand out Assignment 1. - Wiki Problem Solving Exercises.
  • WIKI ALERT! Quality Assurance - Methods of Assuring Quality in Pre-Production.  **Fabric testing requirements**

 1.1 Assessment and evaluation of own or supplier capability and quality system is conducted.

1.2 Processes for production and delivery of goods or services are evaluated.

2.3 Agreed quality assurance system is negotiated.

2.4 Delivery dates are agreed.

2.5 Verification method, systems and procedures for dispute settlement are established and agreed.

3.1 Conformance of materials or products to quality standards is established against specifications.

3.3 Corrective action is initiated, where applicable, to obtain or maintain desired quality.

 WIKI ALERT 1. Pre-Production (Fabric testing requirements)   10%
1 March
  •  Establishing Quality Management Teams.
  • Myer QA position description (Wiki attachment)
  • Hand out Assignment 2 - Quality Assurance Manual.  Requirements and introduction to self assessment.
  • Concept of Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management.
  • Topics included in a quality manual
  • How to write a quality assurance manual. (Wiki attachment)

 1.3 Recommendations concerning assessed ability to comply with quality standards are made according to OHS practices and quality accreditation requirements where relevant.

2.1 Specifications of goods and services to be supplied are identified and documented.

2.2 Precise quality requirements are confirmed with supplier or customer.

2.6 Recording system for products or services that ensures traceability, where required, is established.

3.2  Checks of quality of materials, services or equipment delivered are coordinated.

4.1 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.


 

8 March

Labour Day

  •  Quality Assurance in fabric / trim selection.
  • Ensure fabric and test selection complete for Product Development range.
 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.2, 4.1 
15 MarchFASHION WEEK                                                                                  
22 March
  •  WIKI ALERT! Quality Assurance - Methods of Assuring Quality in Production.  **Seam/stitch types**
 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.3 WIKI ALERT 2. Production (Seam/stitch types) 10%
29 MarchTERM BREAK    29/3/10  -  6/4/10  

7 April

  • Guest Speaker  in Product Development time slot. -  QA Myer
  • Group consultations for QA manual in Quality time slot - by appointment
  • WIKI ALERT!  Quality Assurance - Methods of Assuring Quality in Production.  **Sizing & measuring garments**

 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.2, 4.1

1.1,1.2

 WIKI ALERT 3. Production (Sizing & measuring garments)  10%
 12 April
  •  Inspection Procedures

 3.  Check for conformance to specifications.

3.1, 3.3

4.  Maintain records.

4.1  Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary

 
 19 April
  •  Inspection Procedures
 3.1, 3.3, 4.1 

 26 April

Anzac Day

 WIKI ALERT! Quality Assurance - Methods of Assuring Quality in Post Production.  **Quality Checks / Audits** 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.3 WIKI ALERT 4. Post Production (Quality Checks / Audits)  10%
 3 May
  •  Group Consultations - QA Manual
  • Evidence of self assessment due
 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.2, 4.1
 Self Assessment due  10%
 10 May Product Performance / Care Label 3.1, 3.3, 4.1 
 17 May
  •  Group Consultations - QA Manual
 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.2, 4.1
 
 24 May
  •  Quality Assurance Manual finalised
 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.2, 4.1
 QUALITY ASSURANCE MANUAL DUE  50%
 31 May
  •  Presentations to industry during Product Development schedule.
  • Group consultations / feedback on manual
  
 7 June

 TEACHER ASSESSMENT WEEK

Feedback and maintenance

  
 14 JuneTerm Break   
 21 June Term Break   
 28 June Term Break   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Apparel Merchandising - The Line Starts Here. 2nd Edition. Jeremy A. Rosenau, David L. Wilson Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel.  Sara Kadolph Apparel Manufacturing - Sewn Product Analysis. 4th Edition. Ruth E. Glock / Grace I. Kunz Sewn Product Quality - A Management Perspective. Doris H. Kincade Beyond Design - The Synergy of Apparel Product Development.  Second Edition.  Sandra J. Keiser / Myrna B. Garner


Other Resources

Check library for DVD’s, videos, databases, e-journals and journals


Overview of Assessment

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

  1. The development of a quality assurance manual specific to the students’s product range;
  2. A range of on-line problem solving activities that will demonstrate an understanding of the quality assurance concepts.
  3. Students will be introduced to self assessment to assist them in their learning.


Assessment Tasks

  1. Quality Assurance Manual - Practical Assignment           50% (Group)
  2. Self Assessment                 - Self Assessment Tool         10% (Individual)
  3. Action Plan Folio                  - Online Exercises                   40% (Individual)


Assessment Matrix

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