Course Title: Apply quality standards

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: 3162

Class Section: SEA1

Course Code: MIET7602C

Course Title: Apply quality standards

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3394 - Certificate III in Clothing and Textile Production

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 cover the skills and knowledge required to apply quality standards to work operations in an organisation. The unit applies to an individual who is expected to take responsibility for the quality of their own work, and to take actions specified in the procedures and within the scope of their job and authority to ensure that quality standards are met.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSS402051 Apply quality standards


1 Assess own work

Performance Criteria:


Continuously check completed work against workplace standards relevant to the operation being undertaken.


Demonstrate an understanding of how the work activities and completed work relate to the next production process or processes and to the final products or services concerned.


Identify and isolate faulty components, products or processes.


Record and/or report faults and any identified causes to the supervisor concerned, where required, in accordance with workplace procedures.


2 Assess quality of received components, parts or materials

Performance Criteria:


Continuously measure/check received components, parts, materials, information, service or final products against workplace standards and specifications for conformance.


Demonstrate an understanding of how the received components, parts or materials, information or service relate to the current operation and how they contribute to the final quality of the product or service.


Identify and isolate faulty components, parts, materials or information that relate to the operator's work.


Record and/or report faults and any identified causes in accordance with workplace procedures.


Identify causes of any identified faults and take corrective action as specified in workplace procedures.


3 Investigate causes of quality deviations

Performance Criteria:


Record information on quality and other indicators of process performance.


Investigate and report causes of deviations from specified quality standards for components.


Recommend suitable preventative action based on workplace quality standards and the identified causes of deviations from specified quality standards of materials.

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

This unit is clustered with the following units:



Use a Sew MC for fashion



Work Safely



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.

Teaching Schedule



Work Safely

Apply Quality Standards

Use a Sew MC for fashion

Home Work


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!






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


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


Apply standards. Introduce Housekeeping checklist

Folder Checklist (assessment sheet)


Demonstrate seam samples. Students practice (6 samples needed; 3 x 2 fabrics)

Continue samples for folder (6 samples needed; 3 x 2 fabrics)


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




15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work

Discussion on Machine maintenance

Paper patterns, discuss measurements, seam allowances.


Start Tote Bag (Create paper pattern, discuss measurements, seam allowances.

 Use Trims

Upload picture of seam sample - comment on a lesson learnt


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


TERM BREAK – (Date: ……….)









15 mins review and check homework and outline todays work

Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards

Specification sheet

 (Tote Bag).

Specification sheet

(Tote Bag).



Pin cushion




Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards

Discuss quality standards of Happy Pant

Trace Pattern for Happy pant/Child short-Cut out garment-Fabric supplied



Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards

Quality checklist

Start sewing garment


Diary Cover or Clutch




Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards

Inspect Happy Pant/Child short

Continue sewing garment



Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards


Complete Garment



 Pencil Case


Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards


Trace Child Shirt pattern


Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards

Fusing Activity

Child's Shirt (each student to cut out their own) with double rolled hem

 Discussion about Fusing


Folder Checklist


Complete samples


Apply work health and safety (WHS) standards

Attach labels - care, brand, size (primary and secondary labelling)

Continue shirt.

Complete Folder Checklist hand in for assessment


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

Upload photo of student's shirt on G+/Facebook and write about lessons learnt






Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 ability to work within a quality system, assess your own work, assess quality of materials, component parts or final products, investigate causes of quality deviations and complete documentation. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

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.



Task Name

Commencement Week

Assessment due


Assessment 1

·        OHS

·        Use a Sewing machine/Sew Components

Work Safely TEST:

·        FASHIONABLE online Test

·        Needle Test


Week 1



Week 4


Hand in signed copy of the results of the online test


Observe needle placement ad set up.

Assessment  2

·        OHS

·        Use a Sewing machine/Sew Components

·        Apply Quality Standards

Resources Folder

·        Housekeeping Checklist and MSDS sheet exercise


·        Observation checklist on all products and review of folder


Week 4


Week 7


Assessment  3


·         OHS

·        Use a Sewing machine/Sew Components

·        Apply Quality Standards



 Observation checklist on all

Products and review of folder


Week 4


Week 15


Assessment  4

·        Use a Sewing machine/Sew Components

·        Apply Quality Standards

Shirt Project

QA checklist on Child's Shirt

and garment sample


Week 13


Week 16

*Using spec sheet and assembly plan

*Student uploads photo of Child's shirt and comment's on lessons learned.

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


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through the Program Coordinator.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


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.


Assessment Feedback: 

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.


Student Progress:

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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