Course Title: Fashion Apparel Product Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Apparel Product Development

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Anni Juracich

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities



Course Description

In this course you will learn to develop fashion designs within specified guidelines and present the concepts to your client(s). This will be achieved through market research which will help you identify opportunities to improve the performance or outcomes of a textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) product and identify opportunities for product development.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

2.A broad theoretical and technological knowledge of current business and professional practices leading to marketing and merchandising fashion products both locally and globally.

3.Investigate, analyse and interpret trends on design, materials and trims in fashion and related industry either locally or globally.

4.Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your study to demonstrate personal and professional attributes to be work ready.

6.Demonstrate critical thinking and innovation when identifying and responding to problems in diverse context within the fashion and textiles industry.

7.Work with others in a range of roles and context, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness.

8.Gather, analyse and interpret data to develop fashion and related products and present to peers or potential clients.

In this course you will develop the following course learning outcomes:

  1. Develop a product range and support material in response to an industry brief.
  2. Present product range and support material to a panel.
  3. Investigate and respond to an industry brief in a report format covering promotion and communication.
  4. Work collaboratively with peers and industry professionals in a team-based environment.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in a range of industry related and work integrated learning activities.

The work integrated learning component will allow you to have a supervised industry experience, adding value to the organisation in which you will be placed in and will allow you to solve authentic business problems or address real issues faced in an organisation.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer including books, journal articles and online resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick).

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

The assessment tasks of this course are linked to a work-integrated learning experience and will include collaborative work on a design brief provided by industry partners. A range of assessment activities may include developing a visual diary, storyboards, and a written report and you will also present your range of designs, research data and recommendations to industry partners and academic staff. You will receive feedback on your assessment throughout the course from academic staff and industry partners.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

A Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principals, regulations, policies and procedures.

Assessment Tasks

Asst Number
Asst Name
Course Learning Outcomes
The Drop  CLO 1,2,4
The Pitch
CLO 1,2,3,4