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Over the last three years RMIT University textile design academics have creatively explored and re‐examined textile design practice through the ‘Curriculum Change to Embed Sustainability’ project. The project provides an innovative curriculum change model.
The program has shown leadership by providing graduates with the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary to practice in a sustainable way as well as to be relevant, employable and visionary, with the capacity to influence change and be the future leaders of the fashion and textile industry within Australia and internationally.
The project places the Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) curriculum as a leader in its field and sets a practice benchmark for the textile industry generally showing that sustainability can be applied as a standard in all aspects of design. In doing so, it also provides an exemplar for how others can use or adapt the model to enhance the sustainability learning in their own disciplines. The achievements of the institution have been acknowledged and rewarded with the 2011 Premiers Sustainability Award for Tertiary Education.
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