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Stage 6 – Textiles and Design

2 Units in each of Preliminary and HSC

Board Developed Course – Category A

Major Project: Yes

Fees: $20

Some extra costs may be incurred for practical aspects and projects within this course

What will I be doing in this course?

The Preliminary course involves the study of design, communication techniques, manufacturing methods, fibres, yarns, fabrics and the Australian textile industry. Practical experiences are integrated into the Design and Properties and Performance of Textiles areas of study, including experimental work and project work.

The Preliminary course covers:

  • Design
  • Properties and Performance of Textiles
  • The Australian Textiles, Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industries (ATCFAI)
  • Students will undertake two practical projects as part of the preliminary course. Each consists of a practical item and supporting documentation (portfolio)

The HSC course builds upon the Preliminary course and involves the study of historical design development, the influence of culture on design, contemporary designers, emerging technologies, sustainable technologies, consumer issues and the marketplace.

The course integrates the development of a Major Textiles Project that reflects a cultural, historical or contemporary aspect of design in one of the following focus areas: Apparel, Furnishings, Costume, Textile Arts or Non-apparel.

The HSC course covers:

  • Design
  • Properties and Performance of Textiles
  • The Australian Textiles, Clothing, Footwear and Allied Industries (ATCFAI)
  • Major Textiles Project

HSC Examination:

  • Written examination (1 ½ hours) – 50 marks
  • Major Textiles Project – Practical item/s 25 marks Supporting Documentation 25 marks

How will this course help me in the future?

The skills and knowledge acquired are useful for a career in the fashion industry, theatrical design and costume, the textile industry, teaching, fibre and fabric research, craft work in textiles, interior design, advertising, marketing, commercial fabric buying and creative textile works.

Scope and Sequences

Preliminary Textiles and Design Scope &Sequence

HSC Textiles and Design Scope & Sequence