RMIT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF FASHION AND TEXTILES
The School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT is a major provider of education and training for the textiles and fashion industries in Australia.
Programs delivered within the School incorporate all stages of supply chain management from fiber production, textile technology, textile and fashion design, garment production, merchandising and marketing through to retailing.
The School has a number of agreements with international educational institutes in Asia, Europe and the USA.
The School offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs including Certificate, Diploma, Degree, Master, PhD, short courses and enterprise training, making it one of the leading fashion and textiles educators in Australia.
The School of Fashion and Textiles has a strong commitment to improving the quality of its graduates at all levels. It is anticipated that student’s undertaking education within the School will build on the skills, knowledge and attributes that they have already obtained from both formal education and professional experience.
The graduate attributes, that the School will adopt, can be summarised under the following headings as:
· Knowledgeable – graduates of courses will exhibit the ability to understand and apply advanced concepts and strategies in their approach to specific work place activities. For e.g. strategic planning, offshore market evaluations and product development.
· Creative – graduates of courses will have the ability to creatively address the problems and challenges of the Fashion and Textiles industries in management/planning processes, design and innovation, technology and market development.
· Critical – graduates will be able to critically assess information as related to their specific area/role within the Fashion and Textiles industry. For e.g. constructively analytical and responsive problem solvers in all areas.
· Employable – it is anticipated that graduates will have the ability to respond to and drive industry needs.
· Potential Leaders – graduates will be able to be leaders within industry – subjects and courses will provide students with the opportunity to lead the industry into the future.
A comprehensive listing of industry drivers is detailed below.
Satisfaction of industry groups and stakeholder needs including:
* Education and training.
* Supply chain management.
* Advancement through innovation and new technologies.
* Promotion of a positive image for the Fashion and Textile industries.
* TCFL industry group reports and recommendations.
* RMIT University rationale for vocational education and training.
* International competition pressures and tariff reductions.
· The embracing of technology as part of all delivery and content.
· Modular units to support career paths.
· Need for industry to be fully conversant with technologies/IT.
· An emphasis on design, creativity and innovation.
· Increased usage of technologies in design and application.
· Employment shift of designers moving from production into wholesale/marketing/retail roles.
· Design innovation.
· Management in the global market place.
· Fashion Technology.
· Supply chain management.