Course Title: Produce knitted textile samples

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213

Course Title: Produce knitted textile samples

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2009,
Term2 2010,
Term2 2012

Course Contact:

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to perform knitting techniques to enable students produce knitted samples.

This unit covers both the theory of knit structure and the hands-on skills required to set-up and operate  a knitting machine.

You will produce a range of samples suitable for use in commercial applications(fashion & homewares) as well as developing samples for the studio -based knit textile marketplace.

You will also undertake research into current trends in the commercial knit textiles industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is delivered concurrently with MANU 7212C Perform Knitting Operations.

 Part time students are advised to be undertaking or to have completed    VART 5905C Analyse the use of Colour in Textiles,   VART 5904C Assist in the Development of Textile Designs prior to enrolling in this course.  

You will undertake colour and design projects which will be applied into this practical /studio based course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4001A Produce knitted textile samples


1 Interpret production requirements

2 Produce knitted design sample

3 Check quality of sample

4 Complete production process

Learning Outcomes

This Studio based course will allow students to undertake a variety of projects and assessment tasks that will enable them to demonstrate skills and knowledge in the following;

• analyse design specifications and interpret production requirements
• identify and address faults
• make minor adjustments to equipment
• produce knitted samples according to design specifications
• monitor own work and conduct quality check of samples outcome

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency. Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

  • undertaking OHS checklists
  • identify appropriate materials and equipment to use to knit samples
  • maintain a technical file / work book to document processes and techniques
  • create knitted samples
  • use colour and design principals and elements to interpret a Theme
  • maintain records and undertake analysis of production processes

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.