Course Title: Operate and maintain sewing machines and overlockers

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3306 Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing

Course Title: Operate and maintain sewing machines and overlockers

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

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Course Contact: James Krause

Course Contact Phone: +61 0427 723 753

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Course Description

This unit of competency is part of the Aeroskills Life Support and Furnishing Certificate III and IV training pathways. It covers the competencies required to maintain sewing machines and overlockers. This unit is used in workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and CASA.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEA511A Operate and maintain sewing machines and overlockers


1. Plan work and prepare work area

2. Select thread and needle

3. Set up machine

4. Operate machine

5. Undertake inspection, quality, labelling and documentation

6. Clean up and maintain equipment

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including:
• Practical demonstration of skills application and underpinning theory questioning
• Observations of practical tasks
• 3rd Party Reports by ADF experts and assessors

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge relating to the operation and maintenance of sewing machines and overlockers in the maintenance of items of aircraft life support equipment and in the fabrication and maintenance of items of aircraft soft furnishings.