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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

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 : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259201

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

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. 
It will also include  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:

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


Identify key industry representatives

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant TCFsectors are identified.

1.2 Industry representatives and their roles 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:

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.


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

These will include lectures, tutorials, on-line activities, workshops where students are challenged to reflect and debate on different value positions, concepts and issues.

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

Activities will encourage both individual and group based learning responsibilities

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 07.02.2011
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: 14.02.2011. Management concepts. What is Management? What are the main functions of management? What do managers/supervisors do? SMART objectives discussed.

Week 3: 21.02.2011. Simulated workplace environment: Viewing of DVD China Blue What is Communication - Perceptions, Barriers, Workplace communication, Learning styles, Working styles

Week 4: 28.02.2011. Field trip to Textiles weaving factory: Quiz activity x 1

Week 5: 07.03.2011. 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? 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 

Labour Day Public Holiday - 14.03.2011

Week 6: 21.03.2011. Knitting field trip Quiz activity x 2

Week 7: 28.03.2011. Review - field trip 2 & quiz. Course and assessment review. Overview of remaining sessions

Week 8: 04.04.2011. TCF industry representative as Guest Speaker: Topic: Learning skills for productive work at O & S

Week 9: 11.04.2011. Review guest speaker’s notes. Work on quizzes in class.

Week 10: 18.04.2011. Class study group

Easter Monday Public Holiday - 25.04.2011

Week 11: 02.05.2011. Printing field trip: Quiz activity x 3

 Week 12: 09.05.2011. Review in own time - field trip 3 & quiz. Learn skills for productive work

Week 13: 16.05.2011. Task 1 submitted for preliminary assessment. Quizzes x 3 on 3 excursions. Class review

Week 14: 23.05.2011. Group learning activity – preparation & completion of assessment tasks in Library. PPT summary mock presentations

Week 15: 30.05.2011. Tasks submitted for assessment 1. Quizzes x 3 on 3 excursions 2. Workplace report 3. Work-plan report. Group PPT presentation: Venue TBA

06.06.2011 Assessment Week
Assessment tasks 1, 2 & 3 will be submitted together on 30.05.2011
Assessment task 3 will be orally presented to a panel on 30.05.2011

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


No prescribed references

Other Resources

Standard writing kit, notepad, 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 submissions will not be graded higher than a PASS.

Assessment Tasks

All relevant information will be posted on Blackboard.

1. Quizzes x 3 on 3 excursion 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 Matrix

Element 1: identify key industry representatives1.1, 1.2
Element 2. Identify relevant legislation and guidelines 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
Element 3. Identify production processes and supply chains 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Element 4. Describe workplace processes 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5
Element 5. Learn skills for productive work 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
Element 6. Manage own work 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5

Other Information

Textile Design  and Development promotes sustainable practice.

Please refer to Blackboard and RMIT email for regular communication.

Please consider  the environment before printing

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