Course Title: Fashion and Textile Industry Placement

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Fashion and Textile Industry Placement

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 
To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 
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Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 


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,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021

Course Coordinator: Sang Thai

Course Coordinator Phone: via email

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 work in industry on a placement/ internship to advance your industry practice. The placement will be conducted face-to-face (or remotely when subject to Covid-19 restrictions) at a local, interstate or international workplace. You will demonstrate fashion design practice knowledge through synthesising your industry experience through reflection. You will relate the design strategies, techniques, materials and expressions you use to this industry experience. 

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

Program learning outcomes not applicable to program option courses.

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

CLO 1: Critically analyse and discuss key characteristics and emerging issues of global practice in a fashion context.
CLO 2: Plan, develop and manage projects to meet client objectives, working collaboratively to achieve organisational and personal goals.
CLO 3: Evaluate and present project outcomes to relevant stakeholders and recommend future possibilities.
CLO 4: 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 workshops 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 workshops 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.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:

Assessment 1: Journal Draft (15%)

CLO: 1 & 4

Assessment 2: Journal (25%)
CLO: 1 & 4

Assessment 3: Report (40%)
CLO: 1, 2 & 4

Assessment 4: Company Feedback  (20%)
CLO: 2, 3 & 4

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 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.

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