Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU5914C

Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sue Scott

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to contribute to developing products or processes within the workplace.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN4016A Contribute to the development of products or processes


1Interpret provisional specifications

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Provisional specifications are identified
1.2 Specifications are interpreted, in consultation with others, where required


2Participate in feasibility studies

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Requirements for feasibility study are identified, in conjunction with others, as required
2.2 Assistance is provided in studies to assess feasibility of design and development through sampling, trial run production, consideration of machine or equipment capabilities, availability of resources, required quality and cost


5Analyse and interpret results

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Results of the trials are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production
5.2 Analysis is interpreted to determine performance and acceptability for production


6Report results and maintain records

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Reports are prepared
6.2 Records are maintained, where required


3Assist in developing or engineering product

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Product or process specifications are interpreted and preliminary specifications are developed from feasibility study
3.2 Specifications are used to develop or engineer the product
3.3 Raw materials are checked or selected to meet requirements
3.4 Machine or equipment or skill availability are determined against requirements


4Conduct trials

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Requirements for trial are confirmed and clarified, where necessary, to establish procedures and parameters
4.2 Organisation and liaison with production area occurs, where required
4.3 Trials are assessed in accordance with the established procedures

Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is intergrated into the production projects undertaken with VART 5910C Apply manipulation techniques to create experimental textile samples and MANU5914C Select raw materials.

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of the development of processes and products relating to textile design.
Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a fully equipped studios using equipment suitable for sample and production, the studio is a simulated industry enviroment.
Upon completion of the sampling and finished product your work is presented to a panel of industry peers for review and feedback. 

Teaching Schedule

Week1 Intro & assess requirements Discussion what is manipulation?
Under and over Manipulating wire/paper/card/other materials to produce 3D outcome.

Week 2: Under and over paper weave –plain, twill , other. Tonal/ Contrast palette. Manipulate variety of materials to produce a sculptural outcome.

Week 3: Painting with Disperse dyes. Transfer printing. Collect rusty pieces for rust dyeing week 5

Week 4: Explore thermoplastic manipulation of different fabrics.

Week 5: Rust Dyeing. Introduction to Shibori using stitch techinques
Trade-Up Resource Swap Meet

Week 6: Shibori: explore different techniques and dye samples. Paint with Procion dyes.
Trade-Up Resource Swap Meet

Week 7: Indigo dyeing, wax resist, shibori

Week 8: Project 1: Collars and Cuffs to be handed in at end of class.


Week 9: Project 2: Research

Week 10: Investigate embroidery stitches complete 5 samples

Week 11: Felting: make a bag/hat

Week 12: Punctured; pricked; perforated. Stitch different media together using stitch and dissolve fabric. Start development of product for Project 2

Week 13: Investigation of knit, knot, net, coil techniques crotchet

Week 14: Continue development of product for Project 2

Week 15: Completion of Project 2.

Week 16: class presentation due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Textiles and Fashion, Jenny Udale
Writing for visual thinkers
Time management for Architects and Designers


Other Resources

Students are required to scource and supply their own materials for producing textile samples and finished product.

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.

Assessment Tasks

Project 1: Development of a product using manipulation techniques 40%
Folio of samples with documentation
Selection and use of materials
Finished product including techniques.
Project 2: Holistic project, Production of finished product according to brief. 60%
Folio of samples with documentation.
Report including Analysis and evaluation of product SWOT
Presentation of finished product

Technical Folio: including evidence of samples completed with description of materials and techniques used, class handouts and any relevant research.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :

Penalties for late assessment:

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:
- Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
- Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
- Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
- Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
- Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.

Assessment Matrix

ElementsFolio of technical samples and reports.
Project 1:
Collars and Cuffs
Project 2:
Hollistic Project
1. Interpret provisional specifications                 X              X
2. Participate in feasibility studies                X
3. Assist in developing or engineering product                   X                 X 
4. Conduct trials                   X                 X 
5. Analyse and interpret results                X
6. Report results and maintain records                   X               X

Other Information

This course is run in a workshop enviroment.
To comply with Occupational Health and Safety standards,students are required to wear sturdy footwear with covered toe protection, and other personal protective equipment where instructed.

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