Course Title: Apparel Quality Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Apparel Quality Management

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Dr Tarun Panwar

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9223

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B511 F01 R001

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed MANU2489/MANU2490/MANU2555 Fashion Product Specifications before you commence this course. 

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.

Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.

Course Description

In this course you will review the concepts and operations of quality assurance and quality management systems within the context of apparel (fashion garment, footwear and/or accessory) production. You will research and review elements of the quality assurance process, to identify and analyse the different stages of manufacture where quality assurance interventions may occur.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

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

PLO1: Critically review, analyse and evaluate theory and industry knowledge relevant for fashion enterprise in the global fashion business environment.

PLO3: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation to identify and solve problems in diverse contexts within the field of fashion enterprise.

PLO4: Communicate using a range of formats and strategies to diverse audiences within and external to the fashion enterprise field.

PLO5: Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness through ethical and reflective practice.

Course Learning Outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Understand and explain the elements within and operation of a quality management system.

CLO 2: Outline the Quality Assurance (QA) process as it applies to the apparel manufacturing process.

CLO 3: Establish descriptions for each element of the QA process and compliance guidelines.

CLO 4: Investigate case examples of product quality failures and non-compliance incidences.

CLO 5: Plan requirements for each intervention.

CLO 6: Formulate a communication strategy and maintain records to ensure that critical path information is shared between relevant stakeholders.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities promote your ability to enquire, investigate, analyse and solve fashion business problems.

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.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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

Assessment Task 1: Project report (30%)
CLOs: 1, 2 & 3 

Assessment Task 2: Case Study Analysis (20%)
CLO: 4 

Assessment Task 3: QA Manual (50%)
CLOs: 1, 5 & 6

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.