Course Title: Apply electronic systems to textile design and production

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6158 Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Title: Apply electronic systems to textile design and production

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9233

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will explore the diverse application of computer-based design programs that enable technical and accurate reproduction of your design ideas. You will use the software to assist you in the development of design specifications, patterns and apply checking and calculation tools embedded in the software to assist you in the efficient and accurate development of textile designs.

Using a full range of the tools available in the software packages will allow you to develop intricate textile designs with multiple features.

The learning for this unit is contextualised for electronic systems that are used when creating, either, printed, knitted or woven textiles.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

ISYS7574C Develop textile designs using computer-based design programs

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTTD6002 Apply electronic systems to textile design and production


1 Determine job requirements

2 Prepare to apply electronic systems to design and production

3 Present and confirm design

4 Determine design specifications and machine settings

5 Finalise design

Learning Outcomes

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

You will be able to demonstrate you are competent when using electronic systems and computer-aided design (CAD) processes to produce a range of textile designs. The designs will consist of a combination of intricate design features, scale and dimension. You will use the Electronic systems and CAD from the initial design development stage through to the presentation of finished storyboards and technical information as stated in your work brief. The CAD development process will include determining design specifications, repeat pattern design, machine settings; calculation of raw materials requirements, through to the accurate checking and saving of all information and files, following prescribed workplace practices. You will also be able to format and present information for external or internal customers for review, make modifications as required and confirm final designs for both design and production requirements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include two projects and presentation of a folio to your class teachers for feedback. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.