Design and construct costume corsetry and undergarments

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUFCOS502A, 'Design and construct costume corsetry and undergarments'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Construct patterns for period and contemporary corsets and undergarments

1. Confirm and discuss corsetry and undergarment requirements with relevant personnel and with reference to production documentation

2. Determine and take body measurements required for pattern construction

3. Calculate measurements required for construction

4. Record measurements according to enterprise procedures

5. Use taken and calculated measurements to construct corset and undergarment patterns

6. Test toiles for patterns and make adjustments to fit or proportioning

7. Transfer adjustments to the construction or patterns

8. Make final patterns with cutting instructions, and necessary pattern labelling


Lay up and cut corsets and undergarments

10. Estimate metreage of fabric required according to final patterns

11. Lay fabric and place patterns according to cutting instructions

12. Cut materials to meet pattern requirements

13. Transfer necessary notches and balance points from patterns to fabrics

Sew and finish corsets and undergarments

14. Determine components required in consultation with relevant personnel

15. Pin or sew fabric pieces and components using a systematic sequence of operations

16. Fit corsets or undergarments during assembly and make adjustments and alterations to meet performers' requirements and construction specifications

17. Use appropriate techniques and equipment to sew fabric and component pieces together to form undergarments

18. Label finished corsets and undergarments according to requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFCOS502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF50507 - Diploma of Costume for Performance