Course Title: Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5220 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Title: Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Term2 2009,
Term1 2010,
Term2 2010,
Term1 2011,
Term2 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to assist with research and preparation of initial garment design concepts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4003B Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts


1. Interpret design brief within specified guidelines

2. Research relevant information within specified guidelines

3. Contribute to design concepts

4. Contribute to presentation of the design

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will be required to demonstrates skills and knowledge to:
• research trends
• assess technical requirements
• develop story themes
and then interpret this information into preliminary design concepts for garments.

This will involve creation, or adaptation of designs and interpretation of sketches within a range of design contexts.
Design may relate to individual garments or small ranges depending on the design criteria given to you as part of you class work. 

Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

This course comprises both practical and theory components. You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.

As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.

PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.