Course Title: Prepare and produce sewn garment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU6080C

Course Title: Prepare and produce sewn garment

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: 30

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 prepare, align and sew garments.

It applies to sewing garments and may apply to sample machining involving all operations in the assembly of a garment to specification. Machines used may include plain lockstitch sewing machine, a three, four or five thread overlocker, a zigzag sewing machine, blind hemmers, buttonholers, button sewers, pocket and collaring machines, elasticators and binders.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL3002B Prepare and produce sewn garment


1 Prepare for garment construction

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Garment requirements are identified from production specifications.
1.2 Machining requirements are determined.
1.3 Plan for garment construction is developed.


2 Prepare work pieces

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Work bundle is received.
2.2 Work pieces are checked for readiness for assembly.
2.3 Work pieces are laid out in sequence according to construction plan


3 Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS practices.
3.2 Machines are cleaned and checked.
3.3 Records are maintained.
3.4 Machines are set up and adjusted according to specifications for work.
3.5 Needles, attachments and parts are checked and worn needles and
parts are identified and reported or replaced, according to
manufacturer instructions.


4 Identify poor machine performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Performance of machine is regularly checked for signs of faulty
operation, including evidence from inspection of finished pieces and
required action taken


5 Sew garment

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Garment is sewn according to requirements for operations.
5.2 Garment is sewn according to product requirements and quality standards.
5.3 Garment is sewn according to requirements for OHS and speed of work.
5.4 Machine speed and work handling are controlled for type of
operations, fabrics and product type according to workplace


6 Complete work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Garment is inspected and checked against quality standards, any faults are identified and appropriate action taken.
6.2 Results of inspection of finished garment are recorded.
6.3 Action taken to either reject or correct faulty garment is recorded.
6.4 Preventative action taken to avoid any recurrence of defective garment is recorded.
6.5 Production records or packing slips are completed.
6.6 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 you will be taught by 5 means within a workplace training context as follows:

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 for garment construction, prepare work pieces and workstation, identify poor machine performance, sew garment and complete work. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will assessed by observation as you identify garment construction, prepare work pieces and workstation, identify poor machine performance, sew garment 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 these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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