Graduate Certificate in Textiles (Forensics)


As part of the Graduate Certificate in Textiles (Forensics) you will undertake a laboratory component.

The following information outlines examples of the fundamental tasks you will be expected to carry out in this program.

These examples are provided for your information only and are not entry requirements.

There are a range of adjustments to your study conditions available to enable and support you to demonstrate to undertake these tasks. Please contact the Equitable Learning Service to discuss any adjustments you may require. 

Verbal expression and comprehension (understanding)

What do I need to be able to do?

Understand and respond to verbal communication.

  • In a laboratory setting this will assist with participating in tutorial discussions and practicing your professional communication during practical classes and studios.

Verbally communicate clear instructions and explanations in a timely way.

  • In a laboratory setting, verbal communication is the primary source of communication between you and your peers and key users of studios, workshops and/or laboratories.

Clear communication assists with completing tasks safely and explaining your research project progress and outcomes.

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

Additional time allowances for comprehension and expression may be available to you for on-campus learning activities.

Professional experience placement activities may require time responsive communication. This should be discussed with your Placement Coordinator prior to commencing professional experience placement.

Social communication

Social Communication refers to the capacity to understand and use appropriate non-verbal communication such as: eye contact, gestures, facial expression, speaking volume, tone of voice, proximity and verbal turn-taking. 

What do I need to be able to do?

Recognise, interpret, use and respond to non-verbal communication appropriately in both on-campus and during a laboratory component to share workload and equipment with fellow students and users of the studios, workshops and/or laboratories.

In a laboratory setting, tasks which require your use of social communication abilities include:

  • identifying and using gestures when undertaking groupwork, sharing workload and equipment with fellow students and users of the studios, workshops and/or laboratories.
  • verbal turn-taking and proximity when undertaking groupwork, sharing workload and equipment with fellow students and users of the studios, workshops and/or laboratories.

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service(ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.  

Consideration will be given to the use of non-verbal communication appropriate to your disability or condition for example, if you have a vision or hearing impairment, you may rely more on using either auditory or visual means of social communication.

Reading

Demonstrate effective reading and reading comprehension

What do I need to be able to do?

Read and understand a range of written material in differing forms from a variety of sources. 

In a laboratory setting, essential information is communicated in written form. Tasks which require your use of reading include:

  • reading induction processes for safe use of equipment and other essential materials.
  • reading safety procedures for safe use of equipment and other essential materials.

The ability to read, understand and interpret written information is fundamental for: the delivery of safe studio and laboratory practices or working in a in a safe manner.

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

You may use specialised software to support your literacy for on-campus learning activities. The appropriateness and practicality of using such software during professional experience placements may vary between placements and should be discussed with the Placement Coordinator prior to commencing placement.

Writing (Written Language)

N.B. This refers not to the physical act of writing but rather to the written content.

What do I need to be able to do?

Produce coherent written communication appropriate to both on-campus learning activities and professional experience placement.

In a laboratory setting, tasks which require clear, concise, accurate and time-efficient writing include:

  • completing written assessment tasks, such as essays and reports, demonstrating your understanding of course content.
  • administrative note-taking, preparation of reports or briefs, database entry and email communications.

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

You may use specialised software to support their literacy for on-campus learning activities. The appropriateness and practicality of using such software during professional experience placements may vary between placements and should be discussed with the Placement Coordinator prior to commencing placement.

Number Skills (Numeracy)

Numeracy is the ability to understand and work with numbers. Basic numeracy skills consist of comprehending fundamental mathematics like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

What do I need to be able to do?

Demonstrate and correctly apply mathematics knowledge and mathematical skills for on-campus learning activities and professional experience placement tasks.

In a laboratory setting and on-campus learning activities, tasks which require your use of number skills include:

  • recording accurate measurements during laboratory testing.
  • recording accurate numerical data during laboratory testing.

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

You may use specialised software to support your literacy for on-campus learning activities. The appropriateness and practicality of using such software during professional experience placements may vary between placements and should be discussed with the Placement Coordinator prior to commencing placement.

What do I need to be able to do?

Correctly use and apply knowledge of theory, research, and practice gained from on-campus learning to a laboratory setting during a laboratory component

In a laboratory setting, tasks using your concentration, memory and problem solving abilities include:

  • conceptualising and using knowledge of academic material when completing assessments and project tasks within a specified time frame.
  • focusing, interacting, solving problems and providing feedback to peers, staff and industry clients in a time appropriate manner.

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

You may use assistive technology and strategies such as rest breaks to support your memory, planning and organisation in the on-campus learning environment. The use of these strategies during placement should be discussed with the Placement Coordinator prior to commencing placement.

Mental wellness is a state of well-being in which an individual can realise their own abilities or potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life and can work productively and fruitfully.

Behavioural stability refers to an individual’s ability to moderate their own behaviour.

Stable mental health promotes optimal and safe engagement in on-campus learning, laboratory workshop and industry placement settings. Many people who live with mental health conditions complete their studies successfully. The following services are available to support students living with mental health conditions at RMIT: 

Equitable Learning Services

Counselling Services

What do I need to be able to do?

The on campus learning environment can be challenging and will require students to engage with peers and teaching staff, reflect on their work and respond appropriately to constructive feedback.

Participating in a significant practical component in studio, workshop and/or laboratory settings can present complex and unpredictable human situations which require the following:

  • managing multiple, complex demands with focus and composure 
  • remaining alert, focussed and engaged during difficult situations, such as having your values challenged.
  • managing personal emotions and behaviour effectively when dealing with your peers and other users of studios, workshops and/or laboratories.

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

A range of adjustments such can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

You will be supported to take time off from your studies if you become unwell or have difficulties with behavioural stability. The professional experience placements may also be deferred, where possible until you are ready to recommence.

Vision

Visual acuity refers to the extent to which a person can see or interpret visual information. This may also include colour vision.

What do I need to be able to do?

In studio, workshop and/or laboratory settings, tasks which require your vision include:

  • induction processes for studios, workshops and laboratories.
  • watching practical demonstrations for safe use of equipment and other essential materials.

What adjustments to my study conditions can I access?

Adjustments can be organised through the Equitable Learning Service (ELS). Contact the ELS to discuss what adjustments may be helpful to you.

The use of assistive technology to enhance vision will be considered. It is recommended that you discuss this with ELS and the Placement Coordinator prior to commencing placement. Glasses and other visual aids can be used during on-campus learning activities and professional experience placement.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.