Course Title: Fashion Industry Placement

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion Industry Placement

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Denise Sprynskyj

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3890

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 511.03.008

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will have the opportunity to extend your professional practice knowledge and skills by working in industry on a placement. This placement may be local, interstate or international.

Participation in this course is based on the successful completion of an application process which must be completed and approved prior to the offering semester. Through this application process you will propose a placement with an employer of your choice and negotiate an appropriate work plan for a specific time commitment of no less than 60 hours.

It is recommended that you contact the course co-ordinator at the start of the semester prior to enrolling in this course to register your interest and request application information. For example, to undertake this course in semester 2, contact the co-ordinator at the start of semester 1.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Critically analyse and discuss key characteristics and emerging issues of global practice in a fashion context.
• Plan, develop and manage projects to meet client objectives, working collaboratively to achieve organisational and personal goals.
• Evaluate and present project outcomes to relevant stakeholders and recommend future possibilities.
• Reflect upon your personal and professional learning and critically analyse your contribution to the professional setting, making connections between academic knowledge and skills and practical applications.

Overview of Learning Activities

The format is based on a self-directed learning process. You will organise and manage your own placement in consultation with your lecturer. Your lecturer acts as facilitator, helping to guide you with appropriate resources and advice.

Specific learning activities will comprise:
• Pre-placement meetings and classes as needed to establish the placement
• A specific time commitment of no fewer than 60 hours at an approved workplace. This may be undertaken as either a regular commitment throughout the semester or negotiated as a full-time intensive experience, provided such an arrangement does not impinge on your participation in other program commitments
• Post-placement meetings and/or classes as needed to conclude placement and assessment activities.

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.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students.

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles subject guides for more information.

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Watch this short video on Getting started with fashion and textiles library resources

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes. 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to adjust aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.


The statement of student responsibilities summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described online at: