Course Title: Source textile materials and resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MANU5923C

Course Title: Source textile materials and resources

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

Janelle Magee

Suzan Dlouhy

Nominal Hours: 20

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 source materials and resources that are required for production of textiles.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4006A Source textile materials and resources


1Identify and locate required textile resources

Performance Criteria:

1.1Materials required for production of textile products are identified from production specifications
1.2Expertise required for production is identified and in-house availability of skills assessed.
1.3Supply criteria in order to meet production requirements are determined
1.4Textile suppliers in Australia and overseas are identified and researched.
1.5Range of textile services provided by suppliers are identified and compared with supply criteria and production specifications
1.6A shortlist of preferred suppliers that meet criteria is developed and details documented


2Analyse order and supply conditions

Performance Criteria:

2.1Minimum order requirements for suppliers are identified.
2.2Lead times required for different suppliers are identified and compared.
2.3Capacity of suppliers to meet order and delivery requirements are investigated and compared.
2.4 Shipping and freight options are identified and compared.
2.5Supplier business conditions are documented to allow for future reference.
2.6Communication channels for supplier are confirmed and established for business operation.


3Compare supply costs

Performance Criteria:

3.1Capacity of suppliers to meet price and quality requirements are analysed and compared
3.2Costs, including hidden costs of purchases are identified.
3.3Costs of purchasing direct from overseas suppliers, contractors or manufacturers are compared to purchasing from local suppliers.
3.4Payment options offered by suppliers are identified and compared.


4Order and receive textile materials and resources

Performance Criteria:

4.1Suppliers are selected for supply of materials and resources based on their ability to meet required specifications and competitiveness.
4.2Orders are completed and placed with suppliers according to own and supplier business requirements
4.3Orders are monitored and followed up to ensure that conditions will be met.
4.4Orders are received and quality and content checked against documentation.
4.5Invoice is processed for payment.

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

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to source materials and resources that are required for production of textiles.

Teaching Schedule


In general the course is taught by the following means:
1 Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2hrs
2 Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2hrs
3 Complete manuals and/or tasks and assessment 4hrs
4 Supervised skill development to competency 20hrs
5 Consolidation of skills and assessment 2hrs



You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between class times are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Textiles, Concepts and Principles:  Virginia Hencken Elsasser

The sustainable fashion handbook:  Sandy Black

Naked fashion : the new sustainable fashion revolution:  Safia Minney

Sustainable fashion and textiles : design journeys:  Kate Fletcher

Eco fashion:  Sass Brown


Other Resources

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


Assessment will be in the form of observation and analysis of work performed by yourself and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.



Grading is not used in the workplace.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Learning Activities are designed to contribute to the assessment for this unit. Further details will be provided by your class teacher in your first session.

Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development
Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:  Please refer;ID=riderwtscifm to find more information about special consideration.
Plagiarism:  Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.
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