Course Title: Apply manipulation techniques to create experimental textile samples

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4404 Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Course Title: Apply manipulation techniques to create experimental textile samples

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Betty Kanzurovski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9232

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will use a variety of different fibres and materials to experiment to create new and different 2D and 3D effects. You will learn to identify commonly used techniques and apply your skills and knowledge to a variety of manipulation processes. Through considered exploration you will use a variety of manipulation processes as a tool to inform your design decisions and to make modifications to achieve interesting textile outcomes.

This Unit of Competency is clustered for delivery and assessment. The other Unit of Competency in this clustered course is:

  • MSTTX3008 Select raw materials

These units are clustered for holistic delivery and assessment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTTD4010 Apply manipulation techniques to create experimental textile samples


1. Determine job requirements

2. Prepare to apply manipulation techniques

3. Identify uses of manipulation in design process

4. Manipulate textiles to produce work sample

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to apply a variety of manipulation techniques to produce textile samples. You will have retained records of the processes you have explored that in turn, could be used to inform future textile designs.

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
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