Course Title: Sew components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: MANU6076C

Course Title: Sew components

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3227 - Certificate III in Clothing Production

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

LMTCL2001A Use a sewing machine

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to align and sew components using a range of machines and sewing operation techniques.

It applies to sewing work using a minimum of two machines which may include a plain lockstitch sewing machine, a three, four or five thread overlocker, a blind hemming machine or a zigzag sewing machine.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2004B Sew components


1. Prepare Components

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work bundle is received and checked, and any follow-up action is determined.
1.2 Components are laid out in sequence.


2. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS practices.
2.2 Machines are cleaned.
2.3 Records are maintained.
2.4 Machines are set up and adjusted according to specifications for work.
2.5 Needles, attachments and parts are checked and worn needles and
parts are identified and reported or replaced, according to
manufacturer instructions.


3. Identify poor machine performance

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Performance of machine is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from inspection of finished pieces.
3.2 Required action taken to address poor performance.


4. Sew components

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Components are sewn according to requirements for operations.
4.2 Components are sewn according to quality standards.
4.3 Components are sewn according to requirements for speed of work.
4.4 Machine speed and work handling are controlled for type of operations, fabrics and product type.
4.5 OHS practices are followed in operation of machine.
4.6 Action is taken according to OHS practices to prevent accidents and
to eliminate risks to personal safety.


5. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Sewn components are inspected, any faults identified and appropriate action taken and finished pieces are checked against quality standards.
5.2 Results of inspection of finished components are recorded.
5.3 Action taken to either reject or correct faulty components is recorded.
5.4 Preventative action taken to avoid recurrence of defective pieces is recorded.
5.5 Production records or packing slips are completed.
5.6 Completed work is directed to next operation or packing section.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed. The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed.

When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work would be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training.

Teaching Schedule

In general the course is taught over 5 means:1 Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2hrs
2 Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2hrs
3 Complete manuals 4hrs
4 Supervised skill development to competency 30hrs
5 Consolidation of skills and assessment 2hrs
You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include three assessments or projects. Assessments will be in the form of tests for underpinning knowledge and demonstration and observation of your abillity to align and sew components using a range of machines and sewing operation techniques. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will be in the form of observation of work done by yourself and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Matrix

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