Course Title: Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5336 Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Title: Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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.

Important Information:

This unit is a core within the Diploma of Fashion Styling and must be successfully completed to achieve this qualification


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020

Course Contact: Paul Castro

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9234

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will explore the elements and principles of design which can impact on the visual appearance of clothing on the body.  You will investigate what influences everyday clothing and accessory choices and how significant historical events and designers of the 20th Century influence contemporary designs. You will explore ways clothing is used to express a theme, mood and/or personality of the wearer, and the impact the overall style achieves. This unit is delivered and assessed concurrently with GRAP6368C (MSTFD4002) Apply principles of colour theory to fashion design development and GRAP5366C (STYIMA501A) Create a fashion image for personal styling.  

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFD4014 Identify influences on contemporary fashion designs and construction techniques


1 Identify the function of clothing

2 Analyse 20th Century influences on role of designers

3 Assess fashion influences on current practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in all the  elements (+ performance criteria, performance and knowledge evidence) listed for this unit within a fashion styling context.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a range of practical and theory components. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.

This is a Vocational Education and Training qualification and is assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard required in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment