Course Title: Quality Assurance

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5166

Course Title: Quality Assurance

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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


Term1 2007,
Term2 2008,
Term1 2009

Course Contact: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9214

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to coordinate external quality assurance in a TCF enterprise context.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTQAGN02A Coordinate external quality assurance


LMTQAGN02A/01 Assess external suppliers/customers

LMTQAGN02A/02 Liaise with external suppliers/customers

LMTQAGN02A/03 Check for conformance to specifications

LMTQAGN02A/04 Maintain records

Learning Outcomes

In this course students will develop the skills and knowledge required to coordinate external quality assurance in a TCF enterprise context.

The course will include guest speakers, industry visits, research and project based learning that focuses on:
1. How to evaluate the capabilities of external suppliers/customers, including their quality systems, production processes & delivery requirements.
2. Methods that are used to liaise with external suppliers/ customers
3. How to check for conformance to specifications and maintain accurate records.

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the students own work will not be considered for assessment. All work must be produced within time requirements.

Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
1. Interpret specifications and quality standards
2. Liaise and negotiate with suppliers/customers on quality issues
3. Interpret the results of quality assessments in terms of specifications and quality standards
4. Take required action where external suppliers are found to be in breach of quality assurance agreements
5. Maintain accurate records