Course Title: TCF Quality Concepts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: NONE7348L

Course Title: TCF Quality Concepts

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5165 - Diploma of Textiles Clothing and Footwear

Course Contact : Carmen Pricone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9195

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mrs Kelly Pascoe
+(61 3) 9925 9177  

Building: 511
Level: 1
Room: 7

Nominal Hours: 68

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

To provide learners with skills, knowledge and attitudes to become competent to:
• Co-ordinate a quality assurance program.
• Assess fabrics and their suitability to end use requirements.
• Develop a specification manual consisting of a technical drawing, size and grade measurements, bill of material, outside services using appropriate TCF terminology on a nominated garment.
• Identify quality issues within a nominated TCF industry enterprise.
• Identify and apply continuous improvement methods.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPDCL03A Select And/Or Modify Patterns Or Blocks 03/5


LMTPDCL03A/01 Interpret the design

Performance Criteria:

• Design a sketch/drawing is interpreted and clarified with designer or senior patternmaker as required.
• Design lines and features are identified.
• Fabric characteristics and performance, and trims and finishings are considered in relation to the design.


LMTPDCL03A/02 Select a pattern

Performance Criteria:

• Specifications are read and interpreted, in consultation with others as required.
• Any special construction methods or trim details of the garment that may affect the patter are identified.
• Pattern is obtained and checked to ensure suitability to the work specifications and/or design requirements.


LMTPDCL03A/03 Modify existing pattern

Performance Criteria:

• Steps required to modify the pattern are determined.
• Pattern is made, using existing patterns, to meet design requirements.
• Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy of seam allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.


LMTPDCL03A/04 Test pattern

Performance Criteria:

• Pattern is tested for feasibility by making a prototype or toile.
• Construction problems are identified, where relevant, and alternative construction methods are recommended.
• Pattern adjustments are made, as required, and alterations are assessed to meet fitting requirements.
• Final patterns are tested for compliance to design criteria and specifications, and to assess accuracy and completeness.
• Labelling of pattern pieces is assessed in accordance with enterprise procedures.


LMTPDCL03A/05 Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

• Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary, in accordance with enterprise procedures.
• Patterns are filed in accordance with enterprise procedures.

National Element Code & Title:

LMTQAGN02A Coordinate External Quality Assurance 02/4


LMTQAGN02A/01 Assess external suppliers/customers

Performance Criteria:

• Assessment and evaluation of suppliers capability and/or quality system is conducted.
• Supplier’s processes for the production and delivery of goods or services are evaluated.
• Recommendations concerning the assessed ability of a supplier to comply with quality standards are made in accordance with workplace procedures and quality accreditation requirements where relevant.


LMTQAGN02A/02 Liaise with external suppliers/customers

Performance Criteria:

• Specifications of materials, services and/or equipment to be supplied are identified and documented in accordance with workplace procedures.
• Precise quality requirements are communicated with suppliers/customers.
• Agreed quality assurance system is negotiated.
• Verification method, systems and procedures for dispute settlement are established and agreed.
• Recording system for products or services is established which ensures traceability, where required.


LMTQAGN02A/03 Check for conformance to specifications

Performance Criteria:

• Conformance of materials/products from external supplier is established against specifications.
• Checks of quality of materials, services and/or equipment delivered are coordinated in accordance with agreed arrangements and workplace.
• Corrective action is initiated, where applicable, to obtain or maintain desired quality.


LMTQAGN02A/04 Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

• Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary, in accordance with enterprise procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to other sections of guide

Details of Learning Activities


• Group discussions to acquire the underpinning knowledge of quality concepts.
• Practical case studies related to quality issues in TCF & L enterprises.
• Exercises and activities related to TCF & L industries.
• Guest speakers on quality control procedures.
• Audio-visual presentations on quality processes.
• Field trips to a major TCF & L retailer to assess a quality assurance program.

Teaching Schedule

11/02/08 Orientation Day.  Course Introduction – Student learning guide. Assessments Overview. Textile Awareness Quiz. Video
18/02/08 Topic 1. Quality Concepts. Introduction – What is Quality?  Workshop – Quality perception, customer expectations.
25/02/08 Standards – Australian and International, ISO 9000.  Library Resources.
03/03/08 - Fashion Wk Labelling: Labelling and Testing Guidelines – Part 1
Brand names/trademarks, Sizing, Country of origin, Fire Hazard labelling – Fire Hazard to Children’s Nightwear.
10/03/08 Monday 10th MarchLabour Day Public Holiday
Labelling and testing Guidelines – Part 11 Care labelling, Fibre content labelling.
Hand out Care Labelling Assignment. Discuss assignment in relation to labelling and standards.
17/03/08 Hand out Fabric Test Report & Oral Presentation Assignment. Discuss aim of testing in relation to assignment.
Fabric requirements for testing:
• Students to bring chosen fabric to class each week (wks 7-14)
• Product category/fabric type/fibre content
• Care label details
• Fabric size for testing

21st March –6thApril Easter/Term Break 

 7/04/08 Workshop: Fabric Identification (Students to bring fabrics to class) Students to identify chosen fabric and nominate possible testing appropriate to end-use.
14/04/08 Tour: Testing Lab. Introduction to testing. OH&S
Care labelling Assignment Due – 20%
21/04/08 Prepare fabric samples for testing
28/04/08 Textiles Testing Fibre Identification – Theory and Burn Test.
5/05/08 Colourfastness to various agencies – Theory. Prepare fabric samples for testing.
12/05/08 Dimensional Stability to Care Treatments – theory. Prepare fabric samples for testing.
19/05/08 Test Results Assessment and Reporting
26/05/08 Strength / Abrasion / Pilling – Theory.
2/06/08 Textiles Testing – Report Due – 20%
Oral Presentations
9/06/08Monday 9th June – Queen’s B’day Day Public Holiday
Oral Presentations cont.
16/06/08 Oral Presentations cont.
23/6/08 EXAM WEEK (no scheduled exam for quality)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources:
Robyn Edwards, Occupational health and Safety: An Introductory Workbook
Besterfeild, Total Quality Management
Quality Pays: A Guide for small Business

Overview of Assessment

Refer to Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

Learners need to demonstrate by means of a range of assessment tasks that they can:

1. Care Label Report (individual) 20%

2. Fabric Test Report & Oral (individual) 20%

4. Policies and Procedures Report (group) 30%

5. Seam / Stitch Type Folio 15%

6. Product Specification (Holistic) (15%)

• Assessment timeline: Progressive assessments, presentation to an audience and two unit tests on completion of semesters

• Learners can make a claim for Approved Prior Learning on entry to the course

• Criteria for your results: PX (competence demonstrated) or NN (competence not demonstrated). To obtain PX for this module, learners need to provide evidence of competence for all assessment tasks.

• Negotiation to vary assessment methods may be made in special circumstances. This is subject to the discretion of the trainer after consideration of the learner’s request and is done on a needs basis.

• Students must pass all assessment tasks to achieve a pass in this course.

Assessment Matrix

Not Applicable

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