Course Title: Coordinate quality assurance for textiles, clothing and footwear products and services

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MIET6061C

Course Title: Coordinate quality assurance for textiles, clothing and footwear products and services

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

Anni Juracich - email: 
Sonali Diddi   - email: 

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


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to coordinate quality assurance of textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) products and services.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN5002B Coordinate quality assurance for textiles, clothing and footwear products and services


1. Assess own or supplier quality

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Assessment and evaluation of own or supplier capability and quality system is conducted.

1.2 Processes for production and delivery of goods or services are evaluated.

1.3 Recommendations concerning assessed ability to comply with quality standards are made according to OHS practices and quality accreditation requirements where relevant.


2. Establish quality assurance procedures with supplier or customer

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Specifications of goods and services to be supplied are identified and documented.

2.2 Precise quality requirements are confirmed with supplier or customer.

2.3 Agreed quality assurance system is negotiated.

2.4 Delivery dates are agreed.

2.5 Verification method, systems and procedures for dispute settlement are established and agreed.

2.6 Recording system for products or services that ensures traceability, where required, is established.


3. Check for conformance to specifications

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Conformance of materials or products to quality standards is established against specifications.

3.2 Checks of quality of materials, services or equipment delivered are coordinated.

3.3 Corrective action is initiated, where applicable, to obtain or maintain desired quality.


4. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to coordinate quality assurance to ensure goods and services meet quality standards. This unit requires the application of skills associated with communication to interpret and evaluate supply and production specifications and quality information, negotiate procedures, and to document procedures and specifications. Planning and organising, initiative and enterprise and problem solving are also required to establish and coordinate quality assurance mechanisms and learning is applied to maintain currency of knowledge with regards to quality standards and processes.

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities involve the application of theoretical knowledge gained to the practical exercises undertaken. They aim at making you proficient in the Quality assurance procedures in the industry.
• You will gain knowledge on the different quality standards prevalent in the TCF industry.
• You will develop ability to read, understand and make an external quality assurance agreement.
• You will undertake practical understanding of the subject by continuously equipping yourself with available resources.
• You will research different quality checklists for better understanding of the subject
• You will be expected to attend, participate and complete each progressive task to the required standard, to be eligible to be assesses and to continue with the next tasks.
• Along with class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practise outside of regular class times.
• You are reminded of the learning expectation that you will complete an equal amount of research time outside of class as you do in class to demonstrate your understanding and to be deemed competent in this course.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Course Overview. Introduction to Quality Assurance & Quality Control Procedures in TCF industry.
Reflective Activity 1 - Class Discussion; Getting Started
Week 2
Quality Policy - Structure and Importance
Costs of Quality.
Supply Chain Structure.
Quality Assurance officers Job Specification.
Video: Clothing An Intelligent Buyers Guide
Reflective Activity 2
Week 3
External Quality Assurance – Suppliers & Customers
Product Performance Procedures.
Class Activity 1 - Quality & Market Levels – Due Week 5
Week 4
Quality Systems & procedures
Class Activity 1
Week 5
JIT, Total Quality Management & ISO 9000 series
Introduce Class Activity 2 - Group Presentation
Class Activity 1 DUE
Week 6
Introduce Class Activity 3 - Discussion Board exercise
Presentations (Class Activity 2)
Week 7
Care & Content labelling
Conformance to specifications
Australian Standard Sizing – Men, Women & kids
Garment Measuring Exercise.
Reflective Activity 3: Sizing and Labelling Exercise
Week 8
Assessment Task 2: Due Week 10
DFO Excursion – Fault Finding Mission
Week 9
Student Presentations - Class Activity 2
Week 10
Assessment Task -3 Major Project Handout & Discussion
Assessment Task 2 DFO report: Due
Week 11
Major Project
Week 12
Major Project
Week 13
Major Project
Week 14
Submit Major Project
Week 15
Feedback for Major Project & class activity
Present Discussion Topic - Class Activity 3
Week 16
Feedback for Major Project & class activity
Present Discussion Topic - Class Activity 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel – Kadolph, Sara J. Date: New York : Fairchild Publications, c1998.

Apparel Manufacturing Sewn Products Analysis – Glock, R.E. and Kunz, G.I. Macmillan, USA, 1995

Quality Concepts - An Introduction to the Concepts Processes and key terms in Quality – Vallence, Kevin E. & Wallace, Laurie : Thomas Nelson, Australia, 1993

Quality Assurance – An Australian Guide to ISO 9000 Certification – Chestnut, Bill : Longman, Australia, 1995

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

Assessment Task – 1 Class & Research Activities: 40%

Assessment Task – 2 Retail Excursion Report: 10%

Assessment Task – 3 Major Project: 50%

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment    1Assessment 2Assessment 3
Assess own or supplier Quality.       




Establish Quality Assurance procedures with supplier or customer.



Check for conformance to specifications.




Maintain Records



Other Information

Assignments will be assessed according to the detailed assessment guidelines included on project briefs. On completion of the project students will be provided with feedback with regard to the content of their work and how well they have addressed the guidelines.
Submission Procedures:
Satisfactory completion of all projects on the specified dates will be necessary to meet the requirements for final assessment.
All deadlines must be adhered to; failure to do so may result in work not being assessed, unless special consideration has been granted. Work that is accepted for late submission is only eligible to be graded as a Pass. All areas/projects must be submitted to gain a pass in the course.
Late submission:
If students are having difficulty in completing assignments by due dates they should discuss their situation with their lecturer  prior to due date.                                                                                     University Plagiarism Statement
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to university disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral, written or visual presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your program. Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarised by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material.

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