Course Title: Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: MANU6077C

Course Title: Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays

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: 20

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


Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays.

It applies to situations where single garments or only a couple of layers of fabric are to be cut. The marker may be developed directly on the fabric lay or planned separately and applied. Patterns are likely to have uncomplicated shaping and few pieces such as T-shirts, straight or A-line skirts, shift dresses, tracksuits, section crowns, brims, tips, side bands, berets.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2007B Lay up, mark and cut uncomplicated fabrics and lays


1. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workstation, cutting table and seating are set up according to OHS practices and specifications for work.
1.2 Cutting equipment is cleaned, checked and servicing assessed according to manufacturer instructions.
1.3 Cutting table is prepared to suit correct lay length.
1.4 Lay-up and marking equipment is set up and prepared for use.


2. Lay-up fabric

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Lay-up instructions are interpreted.
2.2 Fabric is collected and checked.
2.3 Fabric width and quality are checked with lay-up instructions.
2.4 Fabric is laid up and fabric tension adjusted to match fabric performance.
2.5 Fabric is checked for faults and required action taken to cut out
faults or other appropriate techniques.


3. Draft lay marker

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Cutting order is interpreted for marking requirements such as fabric type, width, quantity and garment sizes.
3.2 Required pattern pieces are collected and checked manually or by computer.
3.3 Pattern pieces are manipulated and positioned manually on paper or by computer for most efficient fabric use.
3.4 Lay marker is drawn up manually or by computer.
3.5 Lay-up instructions are prepared according to requirements


4. Copy marker

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Marker is checked against requirements.
4.2 Marker is copied either manually or by computer.


5. Position marker

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Marker is placed on lay.
5.2 Marker and lay alignment are checked and appropriate action taken
according to job specifications


6. Cut work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Lay is cut using cutting equipment according to requirements for operation.
6.2 Cut work is inspected, any faults identified and appropriate action taken to ensure cut pieces meet required quality standards.
6.3 Preventative action is taken to avoid any recurrence of defective pieces, and is recorded.
6.4 Performance of cutting equipment is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from inspection of cut pieces, and any required action is taken.
6.5 OHS practices are followed.
6.6 Action is taken according to OHS practices to prevent accidents and
to eliminate risks to personal safety.


7. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Cut work is directed to next operation and work area is cleaned and prepared for next job.
7.2 Master copy of lay marker is stored in filing drawer or computer as

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.

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 5 means within a work:

1. Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2. Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3. Complete manuals 4 hours
4. Supervised skill development to competency 20 hours
5. Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

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 prepare workstations, lay-up fabric, draft lay markers, copy and position markers, cut and complete work. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you demonstrate the ability to prepare workstations, lay-up fabric, draft lay markers, copy and position markers, cut and complete work (you can check the performance criteria above for more details of these skills.) You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all of these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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