Course Title: Produce computer aided textile design folios

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213 Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Title: Produce computer aided textile design folios

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The unit applies to the planning and creation of textile design folio’s using CAD programs and equipment to develop and manipulate folio content. Creative and technical skills are applied to the development through to the completion of the folio. Folio requirements are determined in consultation with the client and through analysis of design specifications. The design may be of one’s own determination or provided by a client or other source.
Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team-related activities.
This unit requires the application of skills associated with communication to consult with clients, review and interpret design specifications, determine folio objectives and parameters and document information. Initiative and enterprise, planning and organising and problem solving skills will also be used to determine folio specifications, select programs and equipment, plan layouts, and to apply creative processes to folio development. Knowledge and application of computing technology is central to the planning and production of the folio.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LMTGN2009B Operate Computing Tecnology in the  TCF Workplace

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5010A Produce computer aided textile design folios


1.    Determine folio objectives

2.    Plan folio presentation

3.    Use electronic tools to create folio

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates knowledge of-

relevant OH&S legislation, codes of practice, policies and procedures
principles of design and layout
CAD and editing software
equipment and program features
tools and procedures for editing
objectives and techniques applied in folio development
features of textile materials and designs
quality standards
workplace practices
OH&S practices including hazard identification and control measures associated with computing use
practices for documenting and reporting on textile designs

Demonstrates skill to-

interpret design specifications
determine folio objectives and specifications
use CAD and editing software
produce a folio
maintain accurate work records in accordance with workplace practices
carry out work in accordance with OH&S policies and procedures
meet work specifications
communicate effectively within the workplace
read, interpret and follow information on job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, patterns, charts, tickets, order forms and other applicable reference material
sequence operations
clarify and check task related information

Overview of Assessment

Stduents will undetake projects that will enable them to demonstrate their ability to use digital desing tols to creat folios. 

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 technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, practical problem solving exercises, layout and presentation of textile design

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.
Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date.

Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.