Course Title: Cost design production

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

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 ext 58318

Travis Hart: travis.hart@rmit.edu.au ext 59428

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 LMTFD 6002B Manage product development for fashion design. Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.

Students are required to gain practical placement in a clothing company and obtain placement for at least 5 days to observe and report upon company processes and procedures. Observation is to take place outside normal class time. Students will be asked to observe participate and report upon; all company process from management and company structure; product development; production planning; delivery; quality issues and other processes before during and after production. Inclusive of followup procedures after delivery of goods into store.

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

Quality Assurance exercise undertaken by the class as part of  Work integrated Learning (WIL) project will be analysed and critiqued.


Teaching Schedule

Weeks 9 - 12

Placement within a company enterprise and reflection on Quality Task
• Identify Company enterprises to be investigated
o Select and Brief project Team
• Identify design and production plans
• Identify Industry standards for design and production
In house Q.A. Systems
External Q.A. Systems
International standards and the role they play

Weeks 11 – 16
Facilitate processes – work flow problems
Resolution
Monitoring
Planned improvements
Understanding and Identifying costing processes and outcomes
Target markets
Off shore and local production processes
Costing
Completion of project and appointments prior to hand in for post placement evaluation and critique
Planned improvements

Week 16
Completion of project and appointments prior to hand in for post placement evaluation and critique


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

In class activities and work-placement will assist the student in submitting a bound document report containing the following information

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 organisation

4. Identify price points and market placement. Identify garment costs-

5. Observational learning via being personally involved in company processes, inclusive of quality assurance exercise

6. Evaluation and critique (post placement).

7. Comparison between work placement companies and departments within the same company


Assessment Matrix

procedures Intervieworganisation Identifyplacement Observationalinvolvement Evaluationcritique Comparison

 Research into company structure and key personnel Flow charts to show company structure and proceduresInterview with key personnel to establish work criteria within the organisationIdentify price points and market placementObservational learning via personal involvementEvaluation and critiqueComparison between work placement companies and departments within the same company
1. Identify available production options X  X  X X X
2. Identify costs associated with each production option     X X X
3. Identify industry standards for design production X X X  X X X
4. Develop costing sheets to industry standards   X X X 

Other Information

The student will be required to undertake research and and assessment practise outside of regular class times. Exercises will be provided to facilitate their learning in a self passed manner and form part of the overall achievement of the competencies in this course. Students are expected to conduct an equal amount of time outside of normal scheduled class time for research to further develop their understanding of the concepts being taught

Course Overview: Access Course Overview