WSQ Source, Calculate Cost, Track Materials and Apparel Productions for Textile and Fashion Industry

­­This module covers the elementary knowledge and skills of the various techniques and concepts in costing, sourcing, and production tracking. You will cover the following topics to hone your skills as merchandiser – Costing which includes computation of fabric consumption and apparel costs based on given technical package and costs of materials and labour of fashion apparel. Sourcing and computing of LDP/DDP for fashion apparel. Production tracking which includes establishment of a Critical Path management (CPM) diagram and Time and Action Calendar (TAC) based on given order and delivery and how to solve problems to achieve on time delivery and efficiency. This unit is delivered through lecture, demonstration and in class activities including online sourcing.


  • Source for suppliers and make price comparisons given by suppliers using Landed Duty Paid (LDP)/ Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) according to INCOTERMS and using standard unit of measurements to determine competitive source
  • Estimate fabric yield based on given specs and sketch without markers
  • Compute apparel costs
  • Compute retail price based on given LDP/DDP and retail mark-up
  • Perform tracking of materials and apparel productions
  • Propose solutions when faced with common problems in order coordination

Entry Requirement

  • Singapore/PR Students:
    • GCE ‘N’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
    • WSQ ES WPLN Level 4 and above

    International Students:

    • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘N’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
    • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basis AND/OR
    • Pass Entrance Test

    English Language Requirement –

    • Possess a minimum credit in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent OR
    • IELTS score 4.5 or TOEFL score 450

    ALL Students are required to have basic knowledge of computer and Microsoft Office

Graduation Requirements

Student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • 75% attendance rate of total training hours per module
  • Assessed and be competent for every module
Student Pass Holders – a minimum of 90% attendance per month will be required.

Certificate Issuance

Upon succcessful completion of the course, trainee will be awarded the WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA). WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Who Should Attend

  • Retail Associates
  • Assistant Merchandiser
  • QC Inspector
  • QC Auditor

Key Learning Areas

  • Major textile and apparel exporting countries
  • Incoterms
  • Factors affecting computations of LDP and DDP
  • Product category and duty rates for selected importing countries
  • Free trade agreements (FTA)
  • Marker efficiencies
  • Fabric consumption calculation
  • Components of apparel costs
  • Product development process
  • Types of samples and their functions
  • Production tracking tools
  • Common lead times

Course Duration

Training Hours 27 hours
Assessment Hours 3 hours
Total Hours 30 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 970.00 S$ 970.00 S$ 970.00 S$ 970.00 S$ 970.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 873.00) (S$ 873.00) (S$ 873.00) (S$ 873.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 97.00 S$ 97.00 S$ 97.00 S$ 97.00 S$ 970.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 6.79 S$ 6.79 S$ 6.79 S$ 6.79 S$ 67.90
Course Fee including GST S$ 103.79 S$ 103.79 S$ 103.79 S$ 103.79 S$ 1,037.90
Less: WTS (S$ 48.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - - - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 55.29 S$ 103.79 S$ 103.79 S$ 103.79 # S$ 1,037.90

a: Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) - Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month
b: SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES) - All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
c: SSG Grant - All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
d: Enhanced Training Support Susidy (ETSS) - SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million

* GST Formula as follows:
Course fee after SSG grant x 7% GST = GST
# SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable