Course Title: Develop and nurture relationships

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: EMPL7086C

Course Title: Develop and nurture relationships

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bianca Christoff


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

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Description

In this course you will investigate the skills required to creatively conceive and style a fashion editorial for a fashion magazine and apply these findings to your own practice. You will also learn how to engage, negotiate with, support and communicate with a team to effectively deliver a creative brief.

This unit is delivered and assessed with GRAP5365C  (STYEDI501) Style creatively for fashion editorial and EMPL7089C (BSBLDR403) Lead team effectiveness 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMM501 Develop and nurture relationships


1 Develop professional relationships

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Conduct dealings with clients, professionals, and other third parties professionally and in accordance with the organisation's policies and procedures and legislative, regulatory and professional codes of practice
1.2 Comply with organisation’s social, business and ethical standards to develop and maintain positive relationships
1.3 Deal with colleagues, clients and other parties in a competent manner and with regard to confidentiality
1.4 Adjust interpersonal styles and methods to the needs and situations of other parties


2 Build and maintain business networks and relationships

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop and maintain business and professional networks and other relationships to benefit the organisation
2.2 Use business and professional networks to identify and cultivate relationships in order to promote and market the organisation
2.3 Collaborate with other professionals and third parties to expand and enhance the reputation of the organisation and to identify new and improved business practices


3 Nurture relationships and build on referral business for the long term

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Follow up referral business through appropriate communication channels to find and secure new business relationships
3.2 Identify referral needs quickly and provide information about relevant products and services
3.3 Refer information and ideas about referral business to designated individuals with a view to nurturing ongoing business relationships

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will be structured to mimic the professional environment of an editorial stylist, working both independently and within a team. Learning activities will be sequenced to take you from the pre-production stage to post production. You will use information from your off campus excursions and research to inform in-class group discussions. The simulated work environments will include meetings and photo-shoots that encourage collaboration and team work. Role play activities will allow you to experience diverse roles within the fashion photo shoot team. 

Teaching Schedule





Introduce course

Editorial design elements and principles


Intro Brief 1

Group discussion/ analysis/practical



Style aesthetic exploration


Gallery visits/ exhibitions/ art appraisal



Style aesthetic exploration


Gallery visits/ exhibitions/ art appraisal



Brief 1 – Concept proposal due


  • Talent, + crew liaison
  • Organisation, location scouting
  • Wardrobe sourcing


Presentation/ discussion, analysis/appraisal



Shoot time

Refine, revise, source, meetings


Discussions / refine, brief

Source props


Brief 1 due –Presentation First half


Introduce Brief 2 – Second half of class



Discussion / analysis


  • Work on conceptualising poster
  • Concept development
  • Liaising with team
  • Sourcing




First half of class: Refine, revise discuss concept proposals


Second half of class Present concepts – brief 2 for approval





Present concepts for approval/analysis


Brief 2 due – Presentation   first half of class


Introduce Brief 3 – second half of class

Presentations  Brief 2



Discussion Q @ A brief 3


Develop concept proposal 1 + 2 for brief 3

Discussion and appraisal


Liaising/ refining concept analysis, discussion


Present concept proposals for brief 3 for approval

Work on final brief

Liaising with team

Product sourcing

Location shooting

Discussion and appraisal


Presentation, discussion, appraisal


Shoot time – Brief 3



Runway show preparation

Wed 10 Oct – Fashion Show


Brief 3 due – present final work


Presentations, feedback, analysis





Wed 31 Oct – EOY Event



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will have access to a simulated styling design workroom, fitting rooms and facilities such as photography studio and computer laboratories as required.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick)

You will also have access to the RMIT on-line Learning HUB

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects and assignments designed for students to demonstrate their ability to style for editorial purposes, including negotiating to form a team  with other staff & talent, develop design concept, undertake photo shoot and present final design realisation. To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed.

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments. 

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with Graded competency-based assessment are: 
CHD      Competent with High Distinction
CDI        Competent with Distinction
CC         Competent with Credit
CAG      Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC      Not Yet Competent
DNS      Did Not Submit for Assessment

Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if work is submitted on time and competency has been demonstrated 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 will not be eligible for grading.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Develop your Personal Editorial Style
Due Week 4 Concept, Week 6 Final Presentation and Imagery
You will explore your aesthetic editorial style by investigating and analysing artworks from selected galleries, reflecting on how the artwork resonates with your personal style. Based on your research you will create a moodboard, concept and editorial shoot to communicate your personal editorial style.

Assessment Task 2 - Fashion Parade Advertising poster
Due Week 8 Concept Presentation, 
Week 9 Final Presentation and Imagery
You will conceptualise, style and design a poster to advertise the 2018 Diploma of Fashion Styling runway parade. Your layout will need to leave room to accommodate "page furniture" -  meaning, the headline copy, taglines, dates and venue. One poster from all student submissions will be chosen to go into production and be used for advertising the event. 

Assessment Task 3 - Design Realisation for Editorial Shoot
Due Week 11 Concept presentation Week 15 Final presentation and Imagery
You will conceptualise and style an eight page editorial based on a WGSN forecasted fashion trend. As part of the creative process you will liase with a creative team, including photographer, hair and make up artist to create your editorial spread.You will need to present your ideas for approval.

Assessment Matrix



  Assessment Task 1 Assessment Task 2 Assessment Task 3 
Element 1 - Develop professional relationships  X  X   X
Element 2 - Build and maintain business networks and relationships  X  X  X 
Element 3 - Nurture relationships and build on referral business for the long term  X  X  X 


Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. The following link provides important information on the following topics that relates to all courses:
• Student Feedback at RMIT
• Student Progress
• Special Consideration, appeals, and discipline
• Academic Integrity
• Student Progress Committee (SPC)
• Assessment Grades
• Classification of award

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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