Course Title: Develop product specifications for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GRAP5227C

Course Title: Develop product specifications for fashion design

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5220 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sam Cutajar

Work Phone: 9925 9259
Office Location: 513.03.01

Betty Kanzurovski
Work Phone: 9925 9237
Office Location: 513.03.01

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

LMTFD3004B Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to complete detailed specifications for fashion designs to guide production.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4012B Develop product specifications for fashion design


1. Identify types of specification sheet

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Key features of different types of specification sheet are described.

1.2 Types of drawing techniques used on specification sheets are identified.


2. Identify specification standards used by industry

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Acceptable deviations from set standards for sizing and quality are identified.

2.2 Common faults and discrepancies and their causes are identified.

2.3 Industry standards in relation to sizing are identified.

2.4 Impact of industry sizing deviations on specifications is identified.


3. Prepare specification sheet for fashion product

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design instructions are analysed and interpreted.

3.2 Drawing/sketch is produced on specification sheet.

3.3 Specification sheet is completed with relevant information .

3.4 Set deviations are recorded on specification sheet.


4. Test specifications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Finished product is compared against specifications.

4.2 Deviations are identified and recorded.

4.3 Deviations are addressed or repaired.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will required to develop the skills and knowledge as it applies to patternmaking or design, where accurate specifications are required to communicate, interpret and clarify a garment design to ensure production achieves design brief. Specification documentation will include standard forms, trade drawings and use of industry standards, according to common fashion workplace practices and procedures.

Details of Learning Activities

1. Exploration of specifications through identification, research and analysis of standard processes used for the production of garments.
2. Activities related to methods used to develop specifications by means of comparison, selection and use of different formats in areas such as design, and sizing.
3. Evaluation of the effectiveness of specifications and procedures through the application of assessment techniques.
4. Giving and receiving information through the use of reports and related information technologies; maintenance of records.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Course guide and Introduction:
Assessment Requirements
Identify and analyses - How Specifications are used in the Fashion Industry

Week 2
Identify Specification Fundamental characteristics
Set Assessment Task 1

Weeks 3 to 5
Identify Specification Components
Class exercises

Weeks 6 to 10

Set Assessment Task 2
Essential Specification Pack characteristics and use of a Specification Pack
Actives to include:- Production, Stitching, Sizing specification
Class exercises: filling and formatting Specification Pack using excel sheets according to  industry requirements

Week 11
Identify and evaluate measurement requirements of Bulk Production
Class activities

Submit Assessment Task 1

Week 12 to 15
Specification Pack - Work though Assessment Task 2

Submit Assessment Task 2

Week 16

Review Assessment Task 2

The schedule may change and is subject to prior notification.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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.

Assessment Tasks

Progressive class work and collated folder of specifications including:

Assessment Task 1
Class Activities - Ungraded Assessment

Assessment Task 2
Specification Pack - Graded Assessment

Ungraded Assessment - all work (including the Specification Pack assessment) must be completed to a competent standard  for student to be deemed competent in this course, and receive a pass grade

Graded Assessment - based on the assesment rubric for this assessment - students will be graded on the work submitted for the Specification Pack assessment only. The final graded result will reflect the standard of work submitted. Work that is above the minimum quality requirments to be deemed competent in this course, will be graded accordingly.

Assessment Matrix


 Class Activities Specification Pack
Identify types of specification sheet



Identify specification standards used by industry



Prepare specification sheet for fashion product



Test specifications



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