Course Title: Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4390 Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Course Title: Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9233

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will learn how to identify a variety of natural and synthetic fibres, yarns and textile materials. You will also learn about the way fibres and yarns can be knitted, woven, spun and/or tufted to create fabrics that are used to construct garments, home-wares and a variety of textile products.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTGN2011 Identify fibres, fabrics and textiles used in the TCF industry


1 Determine job requirements

2 Distinguish types of TCF materials

3 Identify characteristics of fabrics

4 Distinguish methods of constructing fabric and textile material

5 Identify uses of fabrics and textiles

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in identifying a variety of fibres and fabrics.

Overview of Assessment

In this course there are two assessment tasks. You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.