Course Title: Develop textile designs using computer based design programs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6082

Course Title: Develop textile designs using computer based design programs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 100.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2011

Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to use a range of computer based design programs, equipment and computing technology to generate, produce and manufacture computer aided designs for textile products.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

LMTTD5008A Develop Textile Designs & Specifications

and one from:

LMTTD5001A Design & Produce Knitted Textile Products
LMTTD5005A Design & Produce Printed Textiles
LMTTD5003A Design & Produce Woven Products

Students are strongly advised to enrol in a total of three units concurrently (including this unit).

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD5007A Develop textile designs using computer based design programs


Analyse brief for Textile Product

Examine design results

Maintain electronic design systems

Select and use design tools

Learning Outcomes


This unit applies to the creation of designs and production specifications for woven, knitted, printed textiles, tapestries and experimental textile products using computer based programs and equipment.  On completion of this unit students will have the skills and knowledge to: 

- interpret design briefs
- maintain accurate work records in accordance with workplace practices
- use required electronic and program functions
- carry out work in accordance with OH&S policies and procedures
- meet work specifications
- communicate effectively within the workplace
- interpret and apply defined procedures
- read, interpret and follow information on job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, be able to sequence operations, clarify and check task related information

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including recording all technical documentation in a workbook, exercises completed in class, exercises completed outside class times, producing of a folio of digital designs and observational checklists completed by the class teacher during class exercises.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period 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 are not eligible for grading.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.
All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.