Course Title: Production Planning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Production Planning

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 1 2013,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021


Brunswick Campus


515T Creative Industries


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Betty Kanzurovski

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99259232

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 513.03.01

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will participate in the development of a production planning system. There is a strong emphasis on achieving quality standards and creating accurate garment costing’s together with an understanding of critical path analysis as essential tools for any successful fashion business.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

4. Communicate effectively and collaboratively in a team environment relevant to fashion practice
5. Identify, analyse and reflect on fashion technology in a local and/or global context
6. Work with others in a range of roles and context, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness
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:

1. Investigate the effectiveness of a range of production planning systems globally including demand forecasting, efficiencies, costings, material ordering, inventory control, lead times, and quality assurance requirements
2. Interpret production data to create production plans or schedules including production capacity requirements, technical and specification documentation and delivery schedules
3. Develop costing for fashion garments within the fashion industry
4. Implement production plans or schedules to optimise production and reduce waste
5. Demonstrate your ability to work within a simulated work environment to plan production in a range of fashion contexts.


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 and self-directed learning.

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 be working in a simulated apparel industry workroom with access to computers and other resource materials applicable for production planning for the apparel industry.

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


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.

Assessment for this course will cover practical components of production planning for the apparel industry. Assessment may include reports based on research and simulated work activities. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

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 and procedures which are described and referenced under ’Assessment’ at: student-essentials/assessment-and-exams

A Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.Students/support-and-facilities

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:


Assessment Type Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) related assessments Assessment
1. Research, interview and report on an Australia Apparel Company (individual, written assessment)  CLO 1 40%
2. Work Simulated project for an Apparel Company (Group Assessment) CLO 2,3,4,5 50%
3. Third-party quality assurance check for Apparel Company (group assessment)  CLO 1,2 10%