Course Title: Manage product development of fashion designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

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: ext 58318

Travis Hart: ext 59428

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
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
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
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
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
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 LMTFD 5009B cost design production. 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
Planned improvements
Understanding and Identifying costing processes and outcomes
Target markets
Off shore and local production processes
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


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. Establish design production plan X X X X   X
2. Select and brief project team X X X  X X X
3. Monitor progress  X X X  X 
4. Facilitate process or work flow problem resolution X X    X X
5. Monitor production improvements/ variations X X X  X X 
6. Evaluate final product    X   
7. Cost outcome X   X X X X
8. Maintain records X X XX 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

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