Course Title: Sustainable Innovation Partnered Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainable Innovation Partnered Project

Credit Points: 24.00

Important Information:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350H Fashion & Textiles


Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Van Amber

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9157

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed MANU2497 Collaborative Engagement 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. 

Course Description

In this course, you will undertake a project where you will apply your knowledge and skills in sustainable innovation. Projects are aligned to an industry, community/social enterprise, and/or collaboration across disciplines (e.g. sport, health, industrial design, fashion, textiles, engineering, etc.).

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context, and where feedback from industry partners and/or community is integral to your learning.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

PLO1: Demonstrate and apply a diverse and industry-relevant body of skills and knowledge in sustainable innovation for the fashion and textiles industry, related fields and emerging markets.

PLO2: Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on sustainable innovation in both local and international contexts.

PLO3: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the field of fashion and textiles sustainable innovation.

PLO4: Communicate using diverse formats and strategies with audiences within and external to your discipline.

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

PLO6: Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice or future study.

Course Learning outcomes 

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

CLO 1: Apply a range of knowledge and skills to successfully respond to a brief posed by an external industry partner.

CLO 2: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation to identify and solve problems in relation to a brief posed by an external industry partner.

CLO 3: Communicate professionally using a range of formats and strategies to diverse audiences within and external to the Fashion and Textile Industry.

CLO 4: Work with others demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness through ethical and reflective practice.

CLO 5: Take initiative and apply judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making in your practice.

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 will promote your ability to propose, investigate, plan, analyse, and realise sustainable innovative fashion and textiles solutions.

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 your development against the program learning outcomes. Your work integrated learning component will be assessed in a simulated workplace context where you will engage with, and receive feedback from industry partners.

Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. 

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Project Plan (20%), CLO: 1, 2 & 5

Assessment Task 2: Project Pitch (30%), CLO: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 3: Project (50%), CLO: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 

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 various 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.