Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5202

Course Title: Identify fibres and fabrics

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2008

Course Contact: Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925202

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to identify fibres and fabrics commonly used in the construction of garments and accessories.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2003A Identify fibres and fabrics


1. Identify fibres and fabrics
2. Describe fabric construction processes
3. Describe qualities of fabrics
4. Determine uses of fabrics

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain knowledge in identifying a wide range of fibres and fabrics used in the clothing industry. Fibres include natural and synthetic, and fabrics include knitted, woven and non-woven through theory in class sessions, practical workshops tutorials and through prescribed exercises and assessment work

Overview of Assessment

Assignment 1 20%
Fibre ID Quiz 10%
Yarn ID 10%
Fibre Properties 5%
Definitions 5%
Final Exam 50%
TOTAL ---------------------------------------------- 100%