Course Title: Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4219 Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Title: Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2009,
Term1 2011,
Term2 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Katrina Rose

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9138

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL3009B Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles


1.  Prepare workstation

2. Select blocks to be used

3. Apply basic patternmaking principles to develop patterns

4. Test patterns

5. Complete work

Learning Outcomes

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

Overview of Assessment

In this unit you will develop a folio of work that includes class exercises in pattern making that have been assessed in class. This work will enable you to demonstrate you have the skills and knowledge to:
• understand and apply correct pattern and garment terminology
• identify, select and use the appropriate tools and equipment for
• select the appropriate block and develop a pattern
• apply the patternmaking principles of dart manipulation to reflect specification requirements and workplace quality standards
• cut out and label pattern pieces accurately
• apply OH&S practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records
All of these must be consistently demonstrated in your performance in class as observed by your teacher.