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PDC85351 - Textile Technology

Course Details

Course Summary

This Textile Technology Professional Development Course will provide you with the pedagogical content knowledge and skills required to teach Years 7-10 Textile Technology classes. This 4-day intensive workshop will inspire and (re)invigorate your passion for textiles through fun and engaging hands-on learning experiences where basic skills and the latest developments in textile technology are explored. This experience will provide an uplifting and contemporary perspective of home economics and textiles education. Regardless of your textiles experience, your daily activities can be negotiated to either “teach you the basics” or extend you to mastery. During the 4 days, you will be assessed on your knowledge and understanding of processes and procedures as you develop a creative portfolio of textile samplers. An expert tutor will introduce you to a variety of tools and equipment used in a typical textiles classroom while also providing important risk management and workplace health and safety strategies to ensure safe and efficient classrooms.

This 4-day workshop includes:

  • Sewing technique samplers
  • Introduction to wearable technology
  • Felt work
  • Creative textile mediums
  • Mixed media design
  • Natural dyes
  • Tie-Dye
  • Simple product construction using a block pattern
  • Bag design and construction
  • Embellishments
  • Sustainable practices
  • Classroom management for high-risk equipment and environments

Resources provided for participants:

Many of the resources required will be supplied for participants; however, additional items will need to be sourced prior to attendance. On registration and payment, you will receive an Information Kit that will outline tasks that need to be completed prior to attendance and resources that need to be gathered and brought to the workshop.

Dates, times and venue information:

For dates, times and venue information, please access the Professional Development Short Course by visiting our Learning Management Site: Be Different
This Professional Development Short Course is held every year during the June/July Education Queensland school holidays.
Venue options (Rockhampton and/or Brisbane) will be determined by student enrolment numbers.

Entry Requirements

Teacher in an Australian school who needs to upskill in the discipline.

Clothing requirement: Wear covered non-slip footwear and suitable protective clothing.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $750
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For direct access to the Professional Development Short Course, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different

Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the Professional Development Short Course you wish to study.

Study Area
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Education and Humanities
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training
  • Safety
  • Textiles, Clothing and Footwear

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this Professional Development Short Course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the Professional Development Short Course, students will be awarded a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Workshop Structure

Professional Development Short Course is 24 hours.

  • Mixed Mode
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Design and create textile products
  2. Apply theories and pedagogies to teach textile technology
  3. Explore innovative textile processes and production skills and knowledge
  4. Investigate ethical and sustainable textile contexts
  5. Adhere to Workplace Health and Safety considerations when engaging in textile technology production.


  • 4-days participation in practical skills activities
  • Portfolio of textile samplers
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