Course Title: Dry clean garments with special treatment requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: MANU7426C

Course Title: Dry clean garments with special treatment requirements

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3395 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites



Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to determine and conduct dry cleaning of garments that require special treatment and handling.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTDC3002 Dry clean garments with special treatment requirements


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)
1.2 Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times
1.3 Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs
1.4 Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions


2 Prepare to dry clean garments

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Analyse garments to determine dry cleaning requirements
2.2 Confirm customer requirements
2.3 Determine dry cleaning processes for garment
2.4 Seek information to support skill development when garment dry cleaning requirements are difficult to identify
2.5 Document dry cleaning requirements and communicate with team members, where required
2.6 Tag garment for identification


3 Perform dry cleaning

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Prepare machine and solvents for dry cleaning
3.2 Conduct spotting and select program for garment requirements
3.3 Select additive dispensing and prepare for dosing system, where relevant
3.4 Operate machine and monitor machine operation in accordance with operating instructions and workplace procedures
3.5 Monitor additives and dosing system for correct operation and report faults where appropriate
3.6 Unload garment using correct manual handling techniques and complete records


4 Inspect garment and complete operations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Inspect garment to determine if further cleaning or finishing is required to meet quality standards
4.2 Conduct further cleaning or finishing
4.3 Complete documentation and prepare garment for customer to collect

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 will 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 6 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. Workshop 6 hours
4. Complete manuals 4 hours
5. Supervised skill development to competency 24 hours
6. 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 activities to show theoretical understanding, practical demonstration and questioning. Full assessment briefs will be provided.

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Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify and interpret care labeling and identify fabric or garment cleaning requirements (you can check the performance criteria above for more details of these skills). You will also be questioned underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Matrix

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