Course Title: Use a sewing machine
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: MIET6198C
Course Title: Use a sewing machine
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 40
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
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to use a range of industrial sewing sewing machines to align and sew work pieces.
It applies to sewing work using a plain lockstitch machine, zigzag sewing machine or a three thread overlocker to sew straight seams or join flat pieces of stable fabric together.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMTCL2001B Use a sewing machine
1. Prepare work pieces
1.1 Work pieces are received and checked, and any follow-up action is determined.
1.2 Work pieces are laid out in sequence.
2. Prepare for machine use
2.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS practices.
2.2 Machines are cleaned and checked.
2.3 Records are maintained.
2.4 Machines are set up and adjusted according to specifications for work.
2.5 Worn or damaged parts are identified and reported or replaced according to manufacturer specifications.
3. Identify poor machine performance
4. Sew work pieces
4.1 Machine is used for sewing operations.
4.2 Pieces are sewn according to product requirements and quality standards.
4.3 Machine is used according to requirements for speed of work.
4.4 Machine speed and work handling are controlled according to 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. Assess quality of sewn pieces
5.1 Quality standards are identified.
5.2 Sewn pieces are inspected against quality standards.
5.3 Any faults or pieces that do not meet quality standards are identified and reported.
5.4 Results of quality inspection are recorded.
5.5 Production records or packing slips are completed as required.
5.6 Work is directed to next operation or packing section.
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
This unit is clustered with the following units:
|LMTGN2001B||OH&S policies and procedures|
|LMTGN2002B||Apply quality standards|
Learning activities will include the following:
- practical demonstrations in the production rooms
- individual and class exercises to acquire and perfect demonstrated skills
- group discussion and feedback sessions
- independent project based work under simulated workplace conditions
- Work practice at home including research
- Blog/Wiki or other online discussion and participation
Depending on the group you have joined this program is delivered in the production rooms at RMIT's Brunswick Campus or in a community organisation. In both environments the intention is to provide a teaching space that simulates as much as possible workplace conditions.
|Weeks||General||OHS||Apply Quality Standards||Use a Sewing Machine/Sew Components||Home Work|
|1||Orientation, Introduce Units, Tour of School. G+ or Facebook set-up in computer room||Personal Safety & Signs||Introduce Quality Standards||Discuss sewing kit. Equipment induction. Set up machine.||1/ OHS, FASHIONABLE online quiz. 2/ Student IDs - make sure they have one!|
|2||15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work||Production Room safety review||Quality Terminology||Parts of Machine HO. Threading M/C and bobbin case. Winding Bobbin. Insert Needle. Class task: Endless band. Sewing Pictures (min of 3).||Review parts of Machine|
|3||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Discuss Quality and introduce manual.||Demonstrate good quality of seams||1/ Review F&F and Quality manuals and answer questions for review in class. 2/ View YouTube video - SEWING/FAB|
|4||Apply standards. Introduce Housekeeping checklist||Demonstrate seam samples. Students practice (6 samples needed; 3 x 2 fabrics)||Continue samples for folder (6 samples needed; 3 x 2 fabrics)|
|5||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Check Seam Samples||Standard Machines: Lockstitch, Overlocker||1/ Complete Samples for folder 2/ Do 4 more fabric samples|
|6||M/C maintenance, troubleshooting.||Paper patterns, discuss measurements, seam allowances. HO - M/C maintenance, troubleshooting.||Start Tote Bag (Create paper pattern, discuss measurements, seam allowances. HO - M/C maintenance, troubleshooting. Use Trims||Upload picture of seam sample - comment on a lesson learnt|
|7||15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Inspect process of the Tote Bag||Complete Tote Bag||Upload picture of top stitch sample and Tote Bag - comment on a lesson learnt|
|8||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Specification sheet||Specification sheet|
|(Tote Bag).||(Tote Bag).|
|9||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Discuss quality standards of Happy Pant||Start sewing Happy Pant - assembly plan and step by step||Pin cushion|
|10||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Quality checklist||Complete Happy Pant||Diary Cover or Clutch|
|11||15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Inspect Happy Pant||Pocket Samples||.|
|12||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Inspect pocket samples||Pocket Samples continue|
|13||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Inspecting samples||Samples: Peter Pan and Double Yoke (Curve sample) - using 3 pre-cut samples. Darts, pleats and tuck||Pencil Case|
|14||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Bundle Checking||Child's Shirt (each student to cut out their own) with double rolled hem and curved pockets. Discussion about Fusing|
|15||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Attach labels - care, brand, size (primary and secondary labelling)||Continue shirt Write up an assembly plan.||Complete samples|
|16||Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards||Specification Sheet. Use QA checklist on a shirt. Exercise; student does QA check on other student's shirt.||Complete shirt and assembly plan.||Upload photo of student's shirt on G+/Facebook and write about lessons learnt|
The production rooms are equipped with one lockstitch sewing machine per learner complete with all necessary bobbins and other equipment, including different feet and attachments for hemming etc.
One overlocker per group is also provided and patterns. drawing rules, drawing Instruments, cutting equipment, small tools, machine oil and sundry items, cutting table, fabric, material, yarn and other resources.
The student is expected to arrange for the use of a lockstitich machine (a domestic machine is sufficient) for practice and work on projects at home between sessions and to put together an equipment kit for personal use during the delivery session and for homework. The kit will include clippers, bobbins and bobbin case, tape measure, pins etc. A lsit of items will be given at induction. (Alternatively an equipment kit can be purchased from the School).
The student will also need access to the use a smart phone or computer with internet connection in order to upload pictures of their completed work.
In addition there are extensive resource in RMIT's libraries and in particular at Brunswick's Fashion and Textile collection which is of great interest to the student studying clothing production. In addition the library provides guides and subject specialist help via Liaison Librarians.
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 use a single sewing machine to align and sew work pieces. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis whilst you are working on your skills and whilst working on your projects and relevant feedback will be given to allow you to develop towards competency. In addition you will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.
This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
|Assessments||Task Name||Commencement Week||Assessment due|
|Assessment 1||Work Safely TEST:|
|* OHS||· FASHIONABLE online Test||Week 1||Week 4|
|· Use a Sewing machine/Sew Components||· Needle Test|
|Assessment 2||Resources Folder|
|* OHS||· Housekeeping Checklist and MSDS sheet exercise||Week 4||Week 7|
|· Use a Sewing machine/Sew Components|
|· Apply Quality Standards||· Observation checklist on all products and review of folder||Week 4||Week 13|
|Assessment 3||Week 8||Week 14|
|* OHS||Hazard Report|
|Assessment 4||Shirt Project|
|· Use a Sewing machine/Sew Components||QA checklist on Child's Shirt||Week 13||Week 16|
|· Apply Quality Standards||and garment sample|
Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through the Program Coordinator.
Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students
Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.
Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises
It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.
You will receive feedback on all your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.
Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:
Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.
Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.
Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.
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