Course Title: Perform computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: MATH5306C

Course Title: Perform computations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Barbara Kuczuk

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9145

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Effie Wlodarczyk


Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Year 10 maths

Course Description

This unit provides learners with the skills and knowledge to become competent to perform mathematical calculations used in business: margin percentages, mark-up percentages, markdowns, sales/m, sales/m2, stock turnover, stock-sales ratios and averages. Breakeven analysis and an introduction to the merchandise plan will also be covered.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM12024A Perform computations


1. Determine work requirement
2. Perform calculations
3. Produce charts and graphs from given information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Required outcomes are established from job instructions
1.2 Data is obtained from relevant sources and interpreted correctly
1.3 Required calculations method is determined to suit the application, including selection of relevant arithmetic operations and/or formulae
1.4 Expected results are estimated, including rounding off, as appropriate
2.1 Calculation method is applied correctly
2.2 Correct answer is obtained
2.3 Answer is checked against estimation
3.1 Data is transposed accurately to produce charts or graphs
3.2 Charts or graphs accurately reflect data on which they are based

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.

Details of Learning Activities

    Teaching Schedule

    Date                                                                               Topic

    5 July                                                                   Revision of basics/ Profit
    12 July                                                                 Mark-up/ Margin
    19 July                                                                 Revision
    26 July                                                                 Quiz 1 (40%)
    2 August                                                             Markdown/ Performance Indicators
    9 August                                                             Performance Indicators/ D. Plan & Control
    16 August                                                           Revision
    23 August                                                           Quiz 2 (20%)
    30 August                                                           Cost Volume Analysis/ Break Even
    6 September                                                      Merchandise Planning (assignment 1 due 15%)
    13 September                                                   Revision
    20 September                                                   Quiz 3 (25%)
    Term Break                                                        Monday 26th September – Friday 7th October 2 weeks 
    11 October                                                         Costing sheet/ definition of terms
    18 October                                                         Costing Merchandise/ OH&S
    25 October                                                         Costing – Large Business
    1 November                                                       Costing – Small business
    Assessment Week                                           Monday 7th November – Friday 11th November 1 week
    8 November                                                        Costing analysis
    15th November                                                  Costing Assignment
    Feedback Week                                                  Monday, 14th November – Friday 18th November

    Learning Resources

    Prescribed Texts


    Other Resources

    Overview of Assessment

    Assessment tasks undertaken will include assignments and questionnaires.

    Assessment Tasks

    Three quizzes and one assignment

    Quiz 1 (40%)

    Quiz 2 (20%)

    Quiz 3 (25%)

    Assignment (15%)

    Assessment Matrix

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