Course Title: Knit Design and Development 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Knit Design and Development 4

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259248

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 513.03.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses GRAP2476 Knit Design and Development 3 before you commence this course.

Course Description

In this course you will be encouraged to work more independently. 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.

You will take part in a team project to design and produce fashion items in answer to an industry brief, applying and extending your skills and knowledge to date in the production of a commercial range of outfits for a specified target market which will include knitted garments. You will extend your appreciation of the importance of clear and accurate communication between the design and knit fully fashion manufacturing process. Your development work and final presentation will involve responding to feedback from industry.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes:
1. Apply and creatively adapt a body of theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in fashion design and technology to your practice or future study
2. Recognise and apply relevant technologies in the fashion design and production sector of the industry
4. Communicate effectively and collaboratively using written and oral methods in a team environment relevant to fashion practice
5. Identify, analyse and reflect on fashion technology in a local and/or global context
7. Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in your own work and working as part of a team

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: 

  • Investigate a target market and analyse the information to solve fashion problems
  • Interpret and create designs that meet the company’s design brief
  • Develop finished garments using efficient and sustainable methods
  • Articulate your design ideas and present a market ready product
  • Seek, evaluate and incorporate feedback for your own work.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of class activities such as practical exercises, group and class discussion, group activities/projects as well as online, industry visits and self-directed learning.
As part of the WIL requirement you will be undertaking projects negotiated with industry and benefit from representatives’ briefing and feedback on your work as it progresses.

All practical experience is conducted according to industry standards. Workshop activities include: design development to meet a brief, full development of fashion garments, including patternmaking, garment construction, fitting, finishing and development of supporting technical and design information.

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 web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

You will have access to a simulated industry standard production workroom with knitting, sewing and specialist machines and pressing equipment. You will also have your own sewing equipment and work with a fashion company who will supply you with a company overview and design brief for product development.

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. Your assessment tasks will be predominantly practical with a component of research and technical report writing. Assessment tasks will be holistic and integrate all aspects of this course including designing, cutting, garment construction, quality assurance, documentation and presentation of final designs.

Ongoing feedback will be provided to enable you to monitor your own performance including detailed feedback on assessed tasks.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

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

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.