EDSE14001 - Fashion Design

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit extends the skills and knowledge covered in EDVT11022 Textile Technology. You will explore fashion literacy and terminology in a variety of contexts. Through analysis and application of the principles and elements of design you will discern appropriate materials and fibres to create a personalised designed fashion product. In this unit you will develop the technical, procedural and safety skills and theoretical knowledge to unleash your fashion creativity. This unit equips you with the knowledge to engage in secondary schools and aligns with Home Economics, and Australian curriculum including the Design (General Syllabus) and Fashion Design (Applied Senior Syllabus).


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Students must complete EDVT11022 prior to enrolment in this unit. 

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 30%
2. Portfolio 30%
3. Practical Assessment 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 72.73% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 57.89% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Survey
Fashion examples and activities could be more gender and disability inclusive.
Include content that reflects a more diverse range of Fashion examples.
Action Taken
Included diverse figure and gender representations in Moodle content.
Source: Student Survey
The expert tutor is highly knowledgeable and passionate about Fashion Design and teaching.
Retain our expert Fashion Design tutor.
Action Taken
Retained our expert Fashion Design tutor.
Source: Student Survey
Include a mid-term assessment item to gauge progress.
Re-consider the structure and timing of the assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Restructured the assessment to have a mid-term assessment check-point.
Source: Student Survey
Communication platforms need simplification.
Reduce the number of Discussion Forums in Moodle.
Action Taken
Source: Student Survey
The weekly workload was excessive.
Refine the weekly content to align better with volume of work expectations.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explore fashion literacy and terminology within a variety of historical, economics, political, social, cultural and environmental contexts
  2. Analyse and apply the elements and principles of fashion design
  3. Discern appropriate materials and fibre selection for designed solutions
  4. Create a designed fashion product demonstrating technical, procedural and safety skills.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10