Course Title: Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU5907C

Course Title: Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4213 - Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production

Course Contact : Rafael Beltran

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9179

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Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to identify the quality and types of fibres, yarns and fabrics used and produced in textile production.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX3001B Identify quality and types of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics


1. Identify fibres, yarns and fabrics
2. Determine fibre, yarn and fabric performance
3. Determine uses for fabric types
4. Identify care and labelling requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identification methods are used to identify fibres, yarns and fabrics
2.1 Properties of fibres, yarns and fabric are identified.
2.2 Performance characteristics of fibres, yarns and fabric are identified and described.
2.3 Common fibre and yarn faults and the problems they cause in fabric production or the finished product are identified.
2.4 Fibre, yarn and fabrics quality is determined using quality indicators.
2.5 Quality faults are identified and appropriate action.
2.6 Performance testing of fibre, yarn and fabric is conducted in accordance with OHS practices.
3.1 Performance characteristics are used to describe appropriate uses of fabrics.
3.2 Applicable fabric finishes and implications are identified.
3.3 Care requirements for handling fabrics are identified.
3.4 Requirements for fabric use are identified.
4.1 Care and cleaning requirements of fabrics are identified.
4.2 Labelling requirements are identified in accordance with workplace practices and Australian Standards.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning  Session – TopicElement
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
9 February 09 Introduction into Textile Testing 3  
16 February 09 Range and Scope of Textile Testing 3  
23 February 09 Moisture Relationship 2  
2 March 09 Australian Standards 2  
9 March 09 Labour Day Holiday   
16 March 09 Fabric Specifications & Quality Control Checks 2 – 3  
23 March 09 Qualitative Identification of Fibres 1  
30 March 09 Yarn Specifications & Tests 2  
6 April 09 Easter Holidays   
13 April 09 Easter Holidays   
20 April 09 Fabric Analysis 1 & 3  
27 April 09 Fabric Dimensions 2 Task 1
4 May 09 Textile Labelling 4  
11 May 09 Introduction into Performance Specification 2  
18 May 09 Dimensional Stability 1 – 3  
25 May 09 Dimensional Stability cont 1 – 3  
1 June 09 Seam Strength & Slippage 1 – 3 Task 2
8 June 09 Queen’s Birthday Holiday   
15 June 09 Textile Fabric Strength & Elongation 1 – 3  
22 June 09 Revision 1 – 4 Task 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. Booth, J.E., Principles of Textile Testing: An introduction to physical methods of testing textile fibres, yarns and fabrics 3rd Ed., Butterworths, 1968.

2. Collier, Billie J, Textile Testing and Analysis, Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, 1998.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may occur on the job or in an appropriately simulated environment. This course may be assessed independently or in combination with other relevant courses.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 Practical Demonstration 30%

Task 2 Practical Demonstration 50%

Task 3 Written Report 20%

Assessment Matrix

Element Task 1 Practical Demonstration Task 2 Practical Demonstration Task 3

Written Report

1. Identify fibres, yarns and fabrics Yes--
2. Determine fibre, yarn and fabric performance YesYes-
3. Determine uses for fabric types --Yes
4. Identify care and labelling requirements --Yes

Other Information

Please note that this course guide is subject to change.

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