Product Knowledge Workshops in Textiles


RMIT's School of Fashion and Textiles (specialists in the delivery of education and training to the TCF industries) is again presenting its highly acclaimed Workshops in Textile Product Knowledge. The workshops have been specifically designed for current and newly appointed TCF staff wishing to improve their technical knowledge and gain a wider appreciation of the many facets of the total 'textile pipeline' from fibres to fashion.

For JUNE and NOVEMBER 2018 dates please see below.

Course content

Mon Day 1:Textile Fibres & Yarn Technology
Tues Day 2: Knitted and Woven Fabrics
Wed Day 3: Garment Technology
Thu Day 4: Colour Science, Dyeing, Printing and Fabric Finishing
Fri Day 5: Care Labelling, Testing/Fastness and Specifications

Please download the course flyer (found in the column on the right) for a comprehensive breakdown of the content of each of the five days of training.

Students can enrol for all five days or any number of individual days.

Ideal for

These workshops are tailored for Textile, Clothing and Fashion (TCF) personnel:

  • Current employees with merchandising, colour, fashion &design skills, requiring a technical understanding & communication skills to source a specific style, quality or production technique in a proposed garment range.
  • Current employees wishing to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the many facets of the total textile pipeline.
  • People wanting to enter, or engage with, TCF industry.

Important Information

If you are booking more than one day and would like to take advantage of the multiple day discount please call our customer service team on 9925 8111.

It is recommended that students complete Day 1 before doing Day 2, it is recommended that Day 1 & 2 are done consecutively.

More information


  • Practical understanding of knit & weave processes and fabrics, including properties & qualities, wear performance and assessment methods.
  • Basic principles of colouration of textile materials either by dyeing or printing, including heat transfer and digital printing.
    Laboratory testing, hands on textile testing and analysis of physical and colourfastness properties.
  • Communicate with suppliers with appropriate terminology, describe various garment construction processes with correct terminology.

Materials supplied

All relevant course materials are included.

Materials to bring

Pen/pencil and notebook.


Participants will be emailed an RMIT Certificate of Participation after completion.

Additional notes



Mac Fergusson

Mr Mac Fergusson has worked in textile dyeing and finishing for over 40 years, including 4.5 years in Indonesia. He is well acquainted with production plants in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, and has travelled regularly to these countries. As well as being both a Chartered Textile Technologist and a Chartered Colourist, he has a Masters degree in Technology as well as being a past President of the Society of Dyers and Colourists of Australia and New Zealand.

Printable course flyer

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