Course Title: Interact and network with fashion industry participants

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: EMPL5599C

Course Title: Interact and network with fashion industry participants

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

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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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will undertake work experience with in the fashion styling industry. It will provide you with the opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge to undertake work, communicate and network with others in the fashion styling industry.             

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4006B Interact and network with fashion industry participants


1 Describe features of fashion industry communication

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Roles of different fashion industry participants are described.

1.2 Routine industry communication channels and tools and their appropriate uses are described.

1.3 Information needs of fashion industry participants for design, procurement, production and marketing processes are described.

1.4 Communication protocols of different industry participants are identified.

1.5  Workplace communication practices and quality standards are identified.    


2 Communicate design concepts and production requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Objectives and processes for communicating design concepts are identified and used effectively.

2.2 Appropriate industry communication tools used to communicate and determine design production, are selected and applied.

2.3 Language and terminology that is appropriate to fashion industry is used routinely when interacting and communicating with industry participants to ensure required meaning is accurately conveyed.

2.4 An understanding of roles of different industry participants is applied to planning and implementing industry communication.

2.5 Information requirements of fashion industry participants are accommodated in development and production of fashion designs.

2.6 Feedback is sought on effectiveness of communication in relaying design and production concepts and requirements, and is incorporated into future communication.

2.7 Where difficulties arise in communication, assistance is sought from appropriate personnel.

2.8  Outcomes of communication and information received are documented and records are maintained.    


3 Develop and maintain effective industry networks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 An understanding of scope and role of different industry participants is applied to develop networks that cover relevant areas of operation.

3.2 Cooperative working relationships with other relevant participants are developed and maintained.

3.3  Information about key industry participants is gathered and stored so it is up to date and accessible.    

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities are designed to prepare you for work in the fashion styling industry. A variety of workshops and tutorials will be used to develop employability skills, foster independent learning and encourage peer lead discussions. The majority of the work will be completed during assigned workplacement hours or outside of class times.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 - 4
Introduction to Course
Setting up a placement - discussion on who you want to target, how to approach and following up with your target to secure a placement
Workplace behaviour and expectations
Time management strategies
Communication strategies

Week 5 - 15
On site completion of workplacement hours

Week 16
Review of placement - group discussion 
Networking strategies/opportunities
Update skill set

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


You will have access to a simulated styling design workroom equipped with light boxes, fitting rooms and facilities such as computer laboratories as required.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick)

You will also have access to the RMIT on-line Learning HUB

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including an industry placement. To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed. 

Students will be awarded a Competency achieved grade only (CA) once competency has been demonstrated. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.

All work must be submitted by the due date.

Assessment will include:

Task 1 - Industry Networking
Task 2 - Industry Placement
Task 3 - Industry feedback and review

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks. All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - due Week 16
Secure placement with Fashion Styling industry

Assessment Task 2 - due Week 16
Complete placement and submit workplace report

Assessment Task 3 - due Week 16
Feedback and reflection on workplacement

Assessment Matrix


 Assessment Task 1Assessment Task 2Assessment Task 3
Element 1 -  Describe features of fashion industry communication  X
Element 2 -  Communicate design concepts and production requirements   X
Element 3 -  Develop and maintain effective industry networks 


Other Information

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling. In this course, feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. The integration of work based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL), will allow you to solve authentic industry problems or address real issues faced in organisations.

 An agreement including schedule and relevant insurance documentation is required to be completed before commencing each placement (local and international). International placements must be registered and processed through RMIT Education Abroad. In the case where a placement ends early, please referto 6. Early Termination of Placements in the Work Integrated Learning Procedure.


Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
 Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
 - Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
 - Maths and science developmental support and advice
 - English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
 Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
 All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :

Special consideration:

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