Course Title: Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: EMPL5588C

Course Title: Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6082 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Pat Jones

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259159

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Reid

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

This is a core unit

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to identify key production processes within a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) sector.

The unit applies to all sectors in the TCF industry. It may be applied to a specific sector but must include production processes and flow of product from raw materials through to distribution.
The unit applies to working in the TCF industry and includes identification of applicable legislation, guidelines and workplace practices for the relevant sector.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2003B Work in the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear industry


Describe workplace processes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant TCFsectors are identified.
1.2 Industry representatives and their roles are identified.


Identify key industry representatives

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Relevant legislation and guidelines common to employment within TCF sector are identified.
2.2 Rights, responsibilities and legal obligations are identified.
2.3 Concepts of product quality in workplace are identified.
2.4 Employability skills for workplace production are identified.


Identify production processes and supply chains

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workplace materials are identified.
3.2 Workplace production processes for converting materials into products are identified.
3.3 Workplace supply chains for products are identified.


Identify relevant legislation and guidelines

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Workplace practices are identified.
4.2 Key activities of workplace are described.
4.3 Key personnel and their roles are identified.
4.4 OHS practices are identified.
4.5 Workplace areas or departments and their role in the production process are identified


Learn skills for productive work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Required skills for current work role are identified.
5.2 Skill limitations are identified.
5.3 Opportunities for further skill development are identified.
5.4 Plan for learning required skills is developed with or accepted from the supervisor.
5.5 Learning and development activities are participated in.


Manage own work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Responsibility is taken for own work tasks and role.
6.2 Initiative is used to articulate ideas and suggestions for improvements in own work processes
6.3 Problem-solving strategies are used to address problems, inconsistencies or concerns when fulfilling work role
6.4 Own work is monitored against workplace standards and areas for improvement identified and acted upon
6.5 Work effectively and cooperatively with others in work team.

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates skills to:
• identify key industry and workplace processes and representatives
• access information as required
• question and make inquiries
• read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
• maintain accurate records
• communicate within the workplace
• sequence operations
• meet specifications
• clarify and check task-related information
• carry out work according to OHS practices
Required knowledge
Demonstrates knowledge of:
• key industry and workplace processes and representatives
• applicable legislation
• industry terminology and acronyms
• quality standards and practices
• OHS practices, including hazard identification and control measures
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include lectures, tutorials, on-line activities & workshops where students are challenged to reflect & debate on differing value positions, concepts & issues.

Students will be required to participate in case study learning, problem-solving activities, self-reflection & discussion.

Activities will encourage both individual & group based learning & management responsibilities.

As teacher & mentor I will work with individuals and groups to clarify learning issues that may arise.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 11.02.2010
Introduction to Term 1’s objectives. Assessment overview & discussion – Tasks 1 & 2.  Assess Task 1 issued: Individual activity - questions & answers Quizzes x 3 on 3 excursions
Warm-up exercise: Effective personal time management considerations

Week 2: 18.02.2010
Management concepts. What is Management? What are the main functions of management? What do managers/supervisors do? SMART objectives discussed.

Week 3: 25.02.2010
Simulated workplace environment: Viewing of DVD China Blue What is Communication - Perceptions, Barriers, Workplace communication, Learning styles, Working styles

Week 4: 04.03.2010
Weaving field trip to Warwick Textiles: Quiz activity x 1 Meet: Time:

Week 5: 11.03.2010
Review - field trip 1 & quiz. Discussion: Supply chains - Teams and motivation - What is a team? - Stages of team development - What are motivators? - What motivates me?

Week 6: 18.03.2010
Assessment Task 2 & 3 issued & discussed: Group reports & presentation: Workplace reports: 40%. Work-plan report: 20%. PPT Summary: 10%
Discussion: Individual Differences, Values and interests, Group dynamics, Group cohesion

Week 7: 25.03.2010
Knitting field trip to BIG KNIT COMPANY @ AIRPORT – JULIA!! Quiz activity x 2 Meet:                           Time:

01.04.2010 Term break use as research for Tasks 1 & 2. Quizzes submission date: 27.05.2010.
08.04.2010 Workplace & work-plan report submission date: 10.06.2010

Week 8: 15.04.2010
Review - field trip 2 & quiz. Course and assessment review. Overview of remaining sessions

Week 9: 22.04.2010
TCF industry representative as Guest Speaker: Alistair Duncan-MacKinnon from Otto & Spike Knitting Topic: Learning skills for productive work at O & S

Week 10: 29.04.2010
Review guest speaker’s notes. Work on quizzes in class.

Week 11: 06.05.2010
Class study group

Week 12: 13.05.2010
Printing field trip to S. R. Tennysons: Quiz activity x 3 Meet: Time:

Week 13: 20.05.2010
Review in own time - field trip 3 & quiz. Learn skills for productive work

Week 14: 27.05.2010
Task 1 submitted for preliminary assessment. Quizzes x 3 on 3 excursions. Class review

Week 15: 03.06.2010
Group learning activity – preparation & completion of assessment tasks in Library. PPT summary mock presentations

Week 16: 10.06.2010
Tasks submitted for assessment 1. Quizzes x 3 on 3 excursions 2. Workplace report 3. Work-plan report. Group presentation: PPT Summary - Venue TBA

17.06.2010 Assessment Week

24.06.2010 Mid-year break

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Work-Safe Victoria’s 2000 Code of Practice for Manual Handling
Work-Safe Victoria’s 2007 Consultation on Health & Safety
Australian Textiles & Fashion – Library copies available however not for loan
Technical Textiles International – Library copies available however not for loan

Other Resources

Standard writing kit


Presentation booklets

U.S.B. 4 gigabytes minimum

Own transport to and from excursion sites - refer to weekly planner.

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.

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.

Assessment Tasks

1. Quizzes x 3 on 3 excursion 27.05.2010 Method: Individual activity: questions & answers. Marks: 3 x 10% = 30%

2. Work-plan report: 20% Method: Group activity: Activity progress chart. Marks: 20%

3. Industry workplace reports: 40%  Method: Group activity: Reports & presentation. Marks: 40% + 10% = 50%
PPT Summary: 10%

Total marks: 100% 

Assessment task 1 will be submitted for preliminary assessment on 27.05.2010 – amendments will be made before final submission
Assessment tasks 1, 2 & 3 will be submitted together on 10.06.2010
Assessment task 3 will be orally presented to a panel on 10.06.2010

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Matrix Task 1: Quizzes x 3 on 3 excursions = 30%
Submitted for preliminary assessment on 27.05.2010
 Task 2: Work-plan report: 20%
Task 3: Workplace reports: 40%
Oral & PPT Summary: 10%
 1.Identify key industry representatives  1.1, 1.2 
 2. Identify relevant legislation and guidelines  2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
 3. Identify production processes and supply chains 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 
 4. Describe workplace processes  4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5,
 5. Learn skills for productive work  5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
 6. Manage own work 6.1, 6.2 6.3, 6.4, 6.5

Other Information

Critical aspects of evidence. On completion of this unit the student will be able to:

Recognize key industry sectors
Identify workplace practices & processes
Describe concepts of supply chains
Describe concepts of quality
Identify relevant legislation

Consistency in performance. The student will apply skills & knowledge when producing evidence of:

Organising their work
Completing tasks according to instructions
Working systematically with attention to detail
Identifying improvements & avoiding damage
Using workplace practices
Using OHS practices
Recording & reporting accidents & incidents
Assessing operational readiness of equipment
Recognising & adapting to cultural differences in the workplace including modes of behaviour & interactions

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