Course Title: Interact and network with fashion industry participants

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anni Juracich

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



Content (brief overview)


Defining our Industry

Week 1 - 4


Course overview

WHS – Keeping work safe

Introduction and Discussion

of Assessment 1,2 & 3

Fashion Industry areas

Breaking down the fashion industry

  • practitioners (participants)
  • disciplines


Fashion industry roles

What are the roles within each area of the fashion industry?

How the fashion industry areas work together – hierachy?

How do fashion stylists work with these areas?


Who will give you the brief?

How and when will the different promotion methods be in needed and how this impact on your role

How do we communicate –

  • written (email, briefs)
  • visually


Week 5 – 10




Mid Semester Break

Week 8

27/08/18 – 7/09/18


Assessment 1 - due

Canvas quiz – Industry knowledge


Stylists in Australia

Scoping the Market – Who will you do your placement with?

What styling discipline do they focus on?

How do they promote themselves on social media?

Which brands do they work for?

Communicating with your stylist

How will you get them to take you on board?

Carrying out your placement

How to get your documents in order






Weeks 11 - 14

Assessment 2 due

Upload Assessment task 2 to Canvas - Workplacement

Building and maintaining your networks


How to maintain your networks

How to build new networks

Writing a reflection

Keys areas – who what where and how? Your analysis of this experience

How to structure your reflection

Presentation of Assessment Task 3

 Learning from your peers learning

    Weeks 15 - 16


Setting up your practice for the industry

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will have access to a simulated styling design workroom equipped with 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

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. 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.

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with Graded competency-based assessment are: 
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if work is submitted on time and competency has been demonstrated on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but will not be eligible for grading.
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 Equitable Learning Services 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 Industry Knowledge - due Week 5
This assessment is a quiz which provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of your skills and knowledge of the roles and communication tools used in the fashion industry

Assessment Task 2 Workplacement - due Week 11
For this assessment you will show evidence of a placement within the Fashion Styling industry and submit a brief outline of the fashion industry practitioner you complete your placement with. 

Assessment Task 3 Reflection - due Week 14
In this assessment you will reflect on your work-placement, evaluating your experience; what you did, what you observed and comment on any host feedback you may have received.

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 X

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 refer to 6. Early Termination of Placements in the Work Integrated Learning Procedure. 

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

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.

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Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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