Course Title: Manage production processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: GRAP5218C

Course Title: Manage production processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6082 - Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Jodie Stephens

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9158

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Nominal Hours: 100

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 course will be deilvered concurrently with the following courses;

  • GRAP5216C Analyse Fashion Industry Texiles to guide commercial development
  • ISYS5658C Apply electronic systems to textile design and production
  • GRAP5221C Develop a textile product range
  • VART5919C Enhance, manipulate and output photoimages

It is reccomended that candidates ensure that enrolment in each of these courses occurs in the same teaching period.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to plan and manage quality systems and procedures for a Textile product range.This unit applies to managing production in a TCF workplace where judgement is required in planning, technical or supervisory activities related to operations or processes in substantially non-routine situations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN6005A Manage production processes


1. Review production scheduling

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Development and application of the production schedule is reviewed in terms of the appropriateness of machinery operation and both time and cost efficiency in the use of facilities and personnel
1.2 Recommendations are made for improvement or change, if appropriate
1.3 Schedule is modified according to recommendations or in line with production requirements, as required


2. Facilitate process or work flow problem resolution

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Methods to solve process or work flow problems are identified through the facilitation of meetings or discussions
2.2 Knowledge of process improvement and efficient production techniques and systems are used to assist in the systematic identification and resolution of process or work flow problems
2.3 Preferred option to resolve the problem is recommended and documented
2.4 Implementation of the recommended problem resolution option is facilitated in accordance with OHS practices


3. Monitor production improvements or variations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Improvements or variations to production are monitored to ensure outcome meets specifications, production schedule and workplace requirements
3.2 Data is collated and analysed to evaluate the effectiveness of production improvements or variations
3.3 Decisions on improvements or variations to production are made within limits of management responsibility


4. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Management records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary
4.2 Presentations on production performance and developments are made at management meetings

Learning Outcomes

Work with appropriate personnel to manage and produce a production planning report  for a textile design Product range.

Details of Learning Activities

This Unit focuses on developing the necessary skills to become a self motivated Textile Designer. 

Learning Activities are designed to create a stimulating environment with access to both peer and professional networks to develop the required skills.

Learning is held in on campus design studios to enable the student to gain access to peer support and to take part in discussion based tutorials.

Off campus learning is designed to establish the self directed professional practice skills required of a contemporary textile designer.

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1 - 2  Introduction to Course Outline & Assessment Tasks.  Offcampus research (WIL) completed.

Week 3  Production Planning / identifying the necessary tools and skillsets identified to create an effective and manageable Plan for Production.  Reading:  Time management for Designers.

Activity:  Begin preparing the Production Plan and Timeline.  Identify Supervisors and establish meeting dates to be entered into Production Timeline.

Professional Development:  Furnitex 2013 / Fri 19 - Sun 21 July, 2013

Week 4  Photo-documenting the Process / effective Blogs that create interest and diversity in documenting the processes.  tools for engaging with your audience.  Reading:  Writing for Visual Thinkers.

Week 5  Oncampus discussions & peer network meeting / identifying styles / Activity:  students to bring examples of photography, blogs, writing styles to consider for their own presentation.  examples to be discussed and shared with the group.

Week 6  Mini-deadline:  bring an outline Plan (one A4 page) of presentation style considering blog, WIKI, journal, photomontage, PDF presentation

Week 7  Production Plan & Timeline DUE:

Week 8   Off campus research / Production & Photodocumenting the Production Process

Week 9   Production meeting with Supervisor / Production & Photodocumenting the Production Process

Week 10  Off campus research / Production & Photodocumenting the Production Process

Week 11  Production meeting with Supervisor / Production & Photodocumenting the Production Process


Week 12  Mini deadline / presentation to group of draft presentation of Process.  Peer feedback review.

Week 13  Off campus research / Production & Photodocumenting the Production Process

Week 14  Off campus research / Production & Photodocumenting the Production Process

Week 15  Individual Tutorials .

Week 16  Presentation finalised.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Writing for Visual Thinkers: A Guide for Artists and Designers


Time Management for Architects and Designers


Other Resources

External Hard Drive /USB Drive

Overview of Assessment

Students will undertake a variety of assessment tasks which wille enable them to do the following

Demonstrate skills and knowledge to:
• interpret and analyse data for production planning
• review production scheduling and performance
• monitor efficiency of production
• resolve production problems
• ensure variations or modifications are implemented appropriately
• ensure workplace health and safety policies are applied in production operations
• maintain accurate records
Document evidence of production planning and development for a Textile design range in a report.
Monitor production processes and implement reccomended improvements.
Liase and present report findings in collaboration with appropriate personnel.

Assessment Tasks

1. Production Plan schedule

2. Photo documentation (Blog, WIKI, etc.) of production process

3. Production meetings during term

4. Personal Presentation of production process and finished outcome to group of peers

Assessment Matrix

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