Course Title: Implement specialised patternmaking technologies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: GRAP5259C

Course Title: Implement specialised patternmaking technologies

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

Susie Weir: 
Ginny Yarnton :

Nominal Hours: 100

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 analyse and implement specialised patternmaking technologies. It is taught in conjunction with a unit titled ’Aplly studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production’ and is a key part of your work integrated learning experience. The integration of work based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL), will allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced in organisations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD6007B Implement specialised patternmaking technologies


1. Analyse and assess patternmaking technologies

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Pattern-making technologies (national and international) are identified and assessed.

1.2 Current workplace applications are analysed to assess efficiency and appropriateness of technologies.

1.3 Software audits are conducted.

1.4 Opportunities for upgrading current technologies are assessed.

1.5 Future and unmet requirements for pattern-making technologies are identified.


2. Develop implementation plans

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Staff skills for implementation of new technologies are determined.

2.2 Risks and obstacles relating to the introduction are identified.

2.3 Changes to current pattern-making principles and practices are identified.

2.4 Suppliers of pattern-making technologies are confirmed and their provision of initial and ongoing training and support are identified.

2.5 Pattern-making technology implementation plan is developed, including objectives, timeframes, training and budget.


3. Implement patternmaking technologies

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Pattern-making technologies are implemented and workplace practices adjusted according to implementation plan.

3.2 Responsibilities for pattern-making technologies are delegated.

3.3 Learning and development opportunities are provided according to implementation plan.

3.4 Specifications and workplace practices for block development, pattern making and pattern grading using the new technology are developed.

3.5 Support is made available to the workplace affected by implementation of the pattern-making technology.

3.6 Implementation of OHS practices is ensured.


4. Monitor and manage patternmaking technologies

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Implementation of plan is monitored and supervised to ensure production and quality meet required standards of compliance.

4.2 Production problems, faults and quality issues are identified and rectified.

4.3 Where required, changes and adjustments are made to procedures


5. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.

5.2 All processes and technology outcomes are documented.

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to the analysing workplace requirements for the introduction or upgrading of specialised patternmaking technologies, assessing and implementing appropriate technologies into the workplace and managing the change process associated with the implementation.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is part of a learning cluster Industry Partnerships Project with LMFTD6008AB Apply studio processes to create and produce designs for commercial production.
Blended learning, consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops

Teaching Schedule

Students visit Industry Partner to discuss brief and discover scope
• Research market
• Research trends
• Strategize group submission with team members and class
• Develop team and class synergy
• Critical path identified and analyzed.
Story board outline ready for critique these will include:
• Fashion Range concepts
• Styles black and white drawings for approximately 20 garments suitable for the target market
• Source Trims & accessories
• Production Feasibility
• Other considerations relating to outline

Story boards ready for team and class submission to client
Commence Pattern Work this will include
Identify target market
Confirm fabric, trims & accessories supported by fabric testing for suitability of product for target market
Confirm silhouettes and Block shapes
Patternmaking Technology plan developed including objectives & time frame
Critical paths are re analyzed
Commence Reporting process this will include
• Client / Target market needs
• Pricing and budget
• Costing and production strategies
• Global Fashion Trends
• Previous styling analyzed
• Teamwork problems and solutions
• Marketing
• Other considerations relating to product group

Continue working with all aspects of project
Continue working with all aspects of project
Continue working with all aspects of project
Approve final pattern & Production Sample
• Pass pattern and Production Sample on to team mate to produce
Continue working with all aspects of project
Continue working with all aspects of project
Hand in Project.
Present to Industry partner and assessment panel

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students are required to research websites, fashion magazines, retail stores for benchmark and inspiration product and websites and factories for equipment for specialised textile.

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.

This course will provide you and your class with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is ongoing through observation and demonstration.
On completion of the project, a portfolio of work is submitted containing several pieces of work.
1. Supporting documentation in the format of the bound report to include:
• Research of the market type identifying like type businesses. Include proof of research identifying price points garment types, construction details, fabrics, silhouettes.
• Production Specifications and other documentation to support testing of design features, fabrics, machinery, and patterns.

2. Coloured storyboards to reflect the client brief
• Technical diagrams of a wider range of garments to suit client brief

3. Patterns on card with supporting toiles and notes relating to problem solving of design aspects
4. A collection of garments representing a fashion range
5. A reflective journal demonstrating the journey of learning as an individual and as a team.

The project is addressed holistically based upon the contents of the portfolio and observation/ demonstration of employability skills. You are assessed on technical skills and knowledge as well as a host of employability skills such as business style, communication, teamwork, negotiation and the ability of the student to manage the project

Assessment Matrix

 Research and Design to meet client briefStoryboards and technical diagramsPatterns, production Sample and GradeProduction of Final garmentProduction Specifications and reports
Analyse and assess patternmaking technologies XXXX
Develop Implementation plansXXX X
Implement patternmaking technologies  XXX
Monitor and manage patternmaking technologiesX XXX
Maintain recordsXXXXX

Other Information

Learners are expected to conduct relevant research outside of school hours. This includes visiting fashion enterprises and sourcing information online. Learners continue working on their project during non-teacher directed time.

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