Course Title: Select raw materials

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4218 Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Title: Select raw materials

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to select raw materials for use in textile production.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites. This course may be clustered with other courses.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX3008B Select raw materials


1 Select raw materials

2 Check raw materials

3 Report on raw materials

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates knowledge of:

• selection and checking requirements of raw materials
• product and process specifications
• raw materials and their properties
• quality standards and practices
• OHS practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices

Demonstrates skills to:

• use equipment effectively
• assemble information
• identify and take samples
• communicate effectively with individuals, work groups and supervisors
• document and transfer information
• read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
• maintain accurate records
• communicate within the workplace
• sequence operations
• meet specifications
• clarify and check task-related information
• carry out work according to OHS practices

Overview of Assessment


To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.


Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.

Units assessed as ’not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ’competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.