Course Title: Manage product development of fashion designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: GRAP5253C

Course Title: Manage product development of fashion designs

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ginny Yarnton

Susie Weir

Nominal Hours: 60

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


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to manage the development and production processes for fashion designs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD6002B Manage product development of fashion designs


1. Establish design production plan

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Information about previous design production is reviewed and relevance for current activities assessed.

1.2 Business goals and strategies and organisation systems for production of designs are reviewed and relevance for current activities assessed.

1.3 Design requirements , timelines and budget are identified and confirmed.

1.4 Quality standards are identified.

1.5 Key personnel are consulted to assist in production plan development, as required.

1.6 Planning techniques and tools are used to develop production plan and schedule which includes critical path, timeline and key outcomes.


2. Select and brief project team

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Key personnel are selected to conduct development activities.

2.2 Production plan is discussed with team to ensure all requirements are understood.

2.3 Tasks are assigned according to available expertise and production requirements.

2.4 Information relating to standards, constraints, preferred processes, designs and techniques is conveyed to team.

2.5 Design specification sheet, drawings, samples and patterns are presented and analysed with team.

2.6 Relevant technical, monitoring and reporting procedures are established.


3. Monitor progress

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Ongoing communication with team members is maintained to ensure obligations, quality, timelines, budget and technical constraints are met.

3.2 Any problems or revisions are reviewed or prepared.

3.3 Quality assurance practices are conducted to check pattern, sizing, materials and construction comply with design specifications.

3.4 Changes to design specifications are communicated with designer and patternmaker and documented.

3.5 Production activities are monitored to ensure compliance with OHS practices .


4. Facilitate process or work flow problem resolution

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Methods to solve process or work flow problems are identified through facilitation of meetings or discussions.

4.2 Knowledge of process improvement and efficient production techniques/systems are used to assist in systematic identification and resolution of process or work flow problems.

4.3 Preferred option to resolve problem is recommended and documented.

4.4 Implementation of recommended problem resolution option is facilitated.


5. Monitor production improvements/ variations

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Improvements/variations to production are monitored to ensure outcome meets specifications and production schedule.

5.2 Data is collated and analysed to evaluate effectiveness of production improvements or variations.

5.3 Decisions on improvements or variations to production are made within limits of management responsibility.


6. Evaluate final product

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Information on development process is assembled and evaluated.

6.2 Product outcome is assessed against specifications.

6.3 Significant results are identified, in consultation with others as necessary, and used to draft plans for future action.

6.4 Production outcomes are discussed with project team to review strengths and weaknesses of process.


7. Cost outcome

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Development costs are monitored.

7.2 Actual costs are compared to budget estimates and inconsistencies identified and explained.

7.3 Impact of costing inconsistencies is considered for effect on product sale cost.


8. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Production and monitoring records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.

8.2 Pattern and design production processes and findings are documented.

8.3 Presentations on production performance and developments are made at management meetings.

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to the development of fashion designs to production and completion of final product. This unit requires extensive skill and knowledge in fashion design development, patternmaking and construction techniques.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is part of a learning cluster with LMTFD5009B Cost design production.
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
 Monitoring
 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


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 placement 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 placement companies and departments within the same company
Establish design production planXXXXXX
Select and brief project teamXXXXXX
Monitor progressXXXXXX
Facilitate process or work flow problem resolutionXXXXXX
Monitor production improvements/ variationsXXXXXX
Evaluate final productXXXXXX
Cost outcomeXXXXXX
Maintain recordsXXXXXX

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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