Course Title: Cost design production

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: BUSM6225C

Course Title: Cost design production

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6089 - Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact Email:mandy.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ginny Yarnton
virginia.yarnton@rmit.edu.au 

Susie Weir
weirdesign@pobox.com

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

LMTFD4004A Calculate cost estimates for fashion products

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to cost products for volume production within the fashion design industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD5009B Cost design production

Element:

1. Identify available production options

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Different production options are identified.

1.2 Features of production options are identified

Element:

2. Identify costs associated with each production option

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Cost benefits of each option are identified and compared.

2.2 Cost negatives of each option are identified and compared.

2.3 Previous production records are reviewed and appropriate personnel are consulted, to determine costing efficiency of production options.

2.4 Variables which impact on design production costs are identified.

2.5 OHS practices are considered in costing.

Element:

3. Identify industry standards for design production

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Target market for end products in design production is identified.

3.2 Differences between short-run or design production and large scale volume production are identified and compared.

3.3 Quality industry standards for design production are identified.

Element:

4. Develop costing sheets to industry standards

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Costing sheet is completed for an in-house design production run.

4.2 Costing sheet is completed for a cut, make and trim production run.

4.3 Costing sheet is completed for an offshore production run.

4.4 Costing sheets are used to compare and select most appropriate design production option.

4.5 Quality standards of work and received materials are assessed


Learning Outcomes


The unit applies to costing products within the fashion design industry, while deciding on the most cost-effective mechanism for the production to occur. In-house, cut, make and trim (CMT) and offshore production must be investigated and competency in costing all three production options must be achieved. All work to be costed will be carried out according to workplace practices and procedures applying at the point of production.


Details of Learning Activities

This course is part of a learning cluster with LMTFD6002B Manage product development of fashion designs.
Blended learning, consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops

Students are requested to contact a clothing company and obtain placement for at least 5 days (or longer) to observe and report upon company processes and procedures. Observation is to take place outside normal class time. The student will be asked observe, participate and report upon all company processes from management and company structure; product development; production planning; delivery; quality issues and other processes before production during production and post delivery of goods.

In class activities will also guide and help the student to understand and analyse their findings
It is recommended that more than one organisation should be observed to assist in the production of this report.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Identify Company enterprises to be investigated
 Select and Brief project Team
 Identify design and production plans
Week 2
Introduction into production planning systems
Week 3
Identify Industry standards for design and production
 In house Q.A. Systems
 External Q.A. Systems
 international standards and the role they play
Week 4
Facilitate processes – work flow problems
 Resolution
 Monitorting
 Planned improvements
Week 5
Understanding and Identifying costing processes and outcomes
 Target markets
 Off shore and local production processes
Week 6
Completion and Submission of project


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

This course comprises both practical and theory components. You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.


As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.


Assessment Tasks

1. Research into Company structure and key personnel (prior to placement)
2. Flow charts to show company structure and procedures

3. Interview with key personnel to establish work criteria within the organization

4. Observational learning via being personally involved in company processes

5. Evaluation and critique (post placement)
6. Comparison between: work placements companies and departments within the same company


Assessment Matrix

 Research into Company structure and key personnel (prior to placement)Flow charts to show company structure and proceduresInterview with key personnel to establish work criteria within the organizationObservational learning via being personally involved in company processes Evaluation and critique
(post placement

Comparison between: work placements companies and departments within the same company
Identify available production optionsXXXXXX
Identify costs associated with each production option XXXXX
Identify industry standards for design productionXXXXXX
Develop costing sheets to industry standards XXXXX


Other Information

The student will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times. Homework exercises are provided to the student to facilitate their learning in a self-paced manner and form part of the overall achievement of the competencies in this course. Students are reminded that they are expected to conduct an equal amount of time outside of class, research and furthering their understanding of the concepts being taught, as they do in class to be deemed competent in this course.

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