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Unit of competency details

MSTFD5008 - Conduct fashion design purchasing (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to LMTFD5008B - Conduct fashion design purchasingSupersedes and is equivalent to LMTFD5008B Conduct fashion design purchasing 03/Jul/2016
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSTFD5026 - Conduct fashion design purchasingSupersedes and is equivalent to MSTFD5008 Conduct fashion design purchasing 24/Jul/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 04/Jul/2016


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  17/Nov/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to LMTFD5008B Conduct fashion design purchasing

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to research and purchase fashion products for use in the development of fashion designs.

The unit of competency applies to the research of national or international fashion themes and styles, and identifying sources for purchasing products to help develop designs and fashion directions.

The unit of competency applies to purchases that can inspire new designs or assist in demonstrating ideas to meet a client design brief or the design needs of a product range or label.

Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Competency Field

Fashion design and technology

Unit Sector

Not applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Determine job requirements 

1.1

Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)

1.2

Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times

1.3

Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs

1.4

Determine job requirements from specifications, job sheets or work instructions

2

Prepare for fashion design purchasing 

2.1

Research national or international styles, themes and trends to identify development opportunities

2.2

Clarify purchasing objectives, establish criteria for selecting design purchases and confirm purchasing budget

2.3

Identify fashion design outlets and suppliers and purchasing location/s

2.4

Determine suitable purchasing strategy and identify potential communication barriers

2.5

Investigate and prepare to deal with currency, language and purchasing practices of selected location, as required

3

Purchase fashion products 

3.1

Investigate fashion design products according to the design needs of a product range or label

3.2

Test themes, styles and trends during purchasing

3.3

Identify and apply appropriate communication practices

3.4

Assess production and supply opportunities and make purchases to meet purchasing objectives

3.5

Identify and respond to any additional design opportunities outside of set objectives

4

Present design purchases to client 

4.1

Prepare purchases for presentation to client or appropriate enterprise personnel

4.2

Develop and use appropriate communication tools to convey themes and design concepts

4.3

Use positive language and communication skills to encourage adoption of ideas and concepts for further development

4.4

Document findings and outcomes of purchasing trips

Foundation Skills

This section describes those required skills (language, literacy and numeracy) that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Workplace procedures include one or more of the following: 

  • requirements prescribed by legislation, awards, agreements and conditions of employment
  • SOPs
  • work instructions
  • oral, written and visual communication
  • quality practices, including responsibility for maintenance of own work quality and contribution to quality improvement of team or section output
  • housekeeping
  • tasks related to environmental protection, waste disposal, pollution control and recycling
  • WHS practices

Australian Standards include: 

  • the relevant industry or Australian Standards that are current at the time this unit is being undertaken

Design needs and interests include the following: 

  • fabric style
  • colours
  • themes
  • season range
  • target market
  • emerging trends
  • cost points
  • ability to be replicated
  • appropriateness for design label

Purchasing strategy includes one or more of the following: 

  • visiting domestic outlets and suppliers
  • visiting overseas outlets and suppliers
  • investigating electronic or physical product catalogues and samples
  • liaising with agents or representative
  • attending industry or trade shows or events

Communication barriers include one or more of the following: 

  • time zone/time of day differences
  • cultural differences
  • oral language skills
  • written language skills
  • differences in language
  • different work practices

Communication tools include one or more of the following: 

  • inspiration board
  • storyboard
  • personal presentation
  • multimedia tools
  • print and audio tools
  • demonstration or exhibition

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to LMTFD5008B Conduct fashion design purchasing

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a203ec5c-de7d-406b-b3e1-8f1a9b76e92e

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to LMTFD5008B Conduct fashion design purchasing

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria, and include:

  • reading and following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices
  • applying relevant standards
  • determining national or international style and theme trends and identifying development opportunities, purchasing objectives and criteria for selecting design purchases
  • identifying at least (5) five potential national or international fashion design outlets and suppliers at suitable purchasing locations
  • confirming purchasing budget, and preparing to deal with currency, language and purchasing practices of selected location according to requirements of purchasing strategy
  • researching and testing themes, styles and trends, and assessing production and supply opportunities
  • identifying communication barriers and applying appropriate communications techniques
  • selecting fashion design products according to the design needs of a product range or label, and making purchases to meet purchasing objectives
  • using appropriate communication tools and presentation skills to present purchases to client or appropriate enterprise personnel and convey themes and design concepts
  • documenting findings and outcomes of purchasing trips.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence must be provided that demonstrates knowledge of:

  • work instructions, SOPs and safe work practice
  • principles and concepts of design
  • Australian Standards for garment production
  • characteristics of target market
  • enterprise purchasing procedures and criteria
  • characteristics of fabrics and materials
  • research tools for locating fashion outlets
  • emerging styles and themes
  • development opportunities
  • design needs of a product range or label
  • purchasing strategies relevant to product or enterprise
  • international business transaction procedures where required
  • document and record keeping.

Assessment Conditions

  • Assessors must:
  • satisfy the assessor competency requirements that are in place at the time of the assessment, as set by the VET regulator
  • have vocational competency in fashion design purchasing, at least to the level being assessed, with relevant industry knowledge and experience.
  • Assessment should occur in operational workplace situations. Where this is not possible, or where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment must occur in a sufficiently rigorous simulated environment reflecting realistic operational workplace conditions. This must cover all aspects of workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
  • Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
  • Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications associated with this unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a203ec5c-de7d-406b-b3e1-8f1a9b76e92e