Fashion Business: Specifications for Manufacturing Success


6 hours




Brunswick Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn the importance of the specification or technical pack in the Textiles, Clothing and Fashion (TCF) industry and how to write one. The specification or tech pack is an essential component of the manufacturing process. You need a detailed and accurate specification in order to get your apparel, accessories or textile homewares product manufactured either locally or overseas, whether it be for small or large quantities.

Course content

  • What is the purpose of a specification
  • What are the elements of the specification - BOM, sketch, construction details, labelling and measurements.
  • Bring along a sample and prepare your own specification for your garment or textile homewares.


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

More details


Basic to intermediate Microsoft Office skills.

Materials supplied

Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.Bring along a sample that you want to write a specification for.

Suited to

Ideal for newly established businesses seeking to develop product and buy from local or overseas makers. Existing product staff who want to upskill. Suitable for someone wanting to write a specification for apparel, accessories or textile homewares.

Additional notes

If you are travelling from out of state it is highly recommended that you wait for your course confirmation letter before booking any flights.


Students will understand the importance of the specification or technical pack and learn how to prepare a specification using a template (this is not a sketch drawing course).


Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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