Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: MANU5914C

Course Title: Contribute to the development of products or processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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


GRAP5232C Participate in Production Planning Processes

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to contribute to developing products or processes within the workplace.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN4016A Contribute to the development of products or processes

Learning Outcomes

Students undertaking this unit will develop and apply technical skills associated with checking and selecting raw materials, interpreting specifications and carry out sampling. In addition organisational skills will be developed such as establishing availability of machines, determining availability of required skills and personnel, selecting, interpreting and evaluating procedures or processes, sequencing operations, reading and following work specifications, standard operating procedures, work instructions and other reference materials. The student will learn how to communicate within the workplace and clarify and check task-related information from documents or other personnel and maintain accurate records.

Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of the development of processes & products relating to textile design.

Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a fully equipped studios using equipment suitable for sample and production, the studio is a simulated industry environment.

Upon completion of the sampling and finished product your work is presented to a panel of industry peers for review & feedback.

Teaching Schedule

1 Introduction to Course Outline. OH&S for Print/Knit/Weave studio_PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Identify product specifications for samples.

2 PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Develop a series of samples, including: Selecting appropriate materials to meet requirements & ensure equipment set up ready for sample development.

3 PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Develop the samples identifying original design specifications

4 PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Develop the samples, including: Selecting appropriate materials to meet requirements & according to specifications.

5 PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Results of the trials are analysed to determine performance and acceptability for production.

6 PROJECT: SAMPLE & PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT_Proceed to Production from samples



9 PROJECT: Project: Studio Production / Own Outcome_Introduction to Participate in Production Processes_SESSION 1_Production Plan briefing.
^NOTE: students are required to supply and manage own materials for production.

10 Project: Studio Production / Own Outcome_Develop & Present Individual Production Plan & GANTT Chart (Participate in Production Planning)
Continue with Project Addressing Product Specifications, Quantities, Equipment Used. Planning production for Small Production Run Begin sampling for Finished Product. Prepare, Plan and Produce a Product

11 Project: Studio Production / Own Outcome_Planning production for Small Production Run_Project: Review Meeting (Participate in Production Planning)


12 Project: Studio Production / Own Outcome_Undertake production for Small Production Run.

13 Project: Studio Production / Own Outcome_Undertake production for Small Production Run.

14 Project: Studio Production / Own Outcome_Follow own production plan to produce samples & Finished Product.

15 Project: Studio Production / Own Outcome


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Textiles and Fashion, Jenny Udale

Writing for Visual Thinkers

Time Management for Architects and Designers


Other Resources

Students are required to source & supply their own materials for producing textile samples and finished product.

A4 Technical Folder,

PRINT:  Ruler, Set Square, Tape, Hand Towel

KNIT:  Wool needle, scissors, glass headed or steel dressmaking pins, tape measure, calculator

WEAVE:  shuttle sticks, darning needles, tape measure, scissors, calculator, graph paper, portable USB drive

Overview of Assessment

Details of assessment requirements will be made available to you in the first week of class.

Specific details of assessment outcomes will be provided by your class teacher.

This course comprises both practical and theory components.

You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.

Assessment Tasks

Folio of Samples: trial runs and all development work submitted along with a professional folio of samples.        CA/NYC
Technical Files for Folio of Samples:                                                                                                                       CA/NYC

Finished Product:  A final Body of Work based on the production goals for the final semester’s work. 

Report & Swot Analysis                

Supporting Documentation: a thorough and cohesive collection of supporting information that may inlcude:  visual diary, technical file, digital resource, drawings, inspiration, resources, influences, etc.                                    

Further detail regarding Competency and Graded Assessment of these tasks will be provided in class. 

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is run in a workshop environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety standards students are required to wear sturdy footwear with covered toe protection.

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