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Unit of competency details

MSTFD5026 - Conduct fashion design purchasing (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSTFD5008 - 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) 25/Jul/2019


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  25/Jul/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSTFD5008 Conduct fashion design purchasing.

Unit code changed. Range of conditions removed. Element removed. Foundation skills information added. Assessment requirements amended. Equivalent outcome

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to research local and international fashion themes and styles, and purchase fashion products for use in the development of fashion designs. It involves identifying sources for purchasing products to help develop designs and fashion directions.

The unit applies to purchases that can inspire new designs or assist in demonstrating ideas to meet a stakeholder design brief or the design needs of a product range or label. Work may be conducted in small to large scale workplaces in the textiles, clothing and footwear industry, 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

N/A

Unit Sector

Fashion design and technology

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare for fashion design purchasing

1.1

Research national and international styles, themes and trends to identify development opportunities to help develop design and fashion directions

1.2

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

1.3

Identify fashion design outlets and supplier and purchasing locations relevant to purchasing objectives

1.4

Determine suitable purchasing strategy, and identify potential communication barriers with selected location

1.5

Investigate and prepare to deal with currency, language and purchasing practices of selected location, and according to work health and safety requirements

2. Purchase fashion products

2.1

Investigate fashion design products to be selected according to design needs of product range and label

2.2

Ensure fashion design products to be selected are produced ethically using sustainable work practices

2.3

Test themes, styles and trends of fashion design products to be selected during purchasing

2.4

Negotiate terms of purchase according to workplace procedures, industry standards, and legal and ethical requirements

2.5

Assess production and supply opportunities and make purchases that meet purchasing objectives and comply with workplace purchasing procedures

2.6

Identify and respond to additional design opportunities outside of set objectives

3. Present design purchases to stakeholder

3.1

Prepare purchases for presentation to stakeholder and required workplace personnel

3.2

Develop and use appropriate communication tools to convey themes and design concepts relating to purchased products

3.3

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

3.4

Document findings and outcomes of purchasing

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

  • Oral communication skills to build effective relationships with suppliers
  • Numeracy skills to convert currency and exchange rates
  • Self-management skills to maintain consistent focus on achieving results
  • Initiative and enterprise skills to:
  • test and try new ideas
  • identify opportunities for new product designs and business growth

Other foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSTFD5008 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 MSTFD5008 Conduct fashion design purchasing.

Unit code changed. Range of conditions removed. Element removed. Foundation skills information added. Assessment requirements amended. Equivalent outcome.

Performance Evidence

There must be evidence the candidate has completed the tasks outlined in the elements, and performance criteria of this unit, and:

  • determined local and international style and theme trends and identified development opportunities, purchasing objectives and criteria for selecting design purchases
  • identified at least five potential local or international fashion design outlets and suppliers at suitable purchasing locations
  • purchased at least three different items or supplies
  • presented at least 3 purchased items or supplies to stakeholder.

Knowledge Evidence

There must be evidence the candidate has knowledge of:

  • legal, ethical and work health and safety requirements specific to the work task
  • regulatory and industry standards for textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) products
  • ethical sourcing of TCF supplies
  • principles and concepts of TCF design
  • characteristics of target market
  • workplace purchasing procedures and criteria
  • characteristics of fabrics and materials
  • research tools typically used for locating fashion outlets
  • emerging fashion styles and themes relating to performance evidence
  • fashion business development opportunities
  • design needs of product range or label
  • purchasing strategies relevant to product or workplace
  • international business transaction procedures
  • documentation and record keeping requirements for purchasing.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions and contingencies. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • modelling of industry operating conditions, including access to:
  • suppliers
  • stakeholders.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

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