Course Title: Hand last shoe

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: MANU7385C

Course Title: Hand last shoe

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4389 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

Course Contact: Tallal Khan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Robinson

+61 3 99259252

Nominal Hours: 60

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

This unit covers skills and knowledge to last shoes using hand processes. It addresses the following units and all these units are clustered for delivery but may assessed separately.

MSTFP3003 - Assemble shoe by hand

MSTFP2009 - Perform footwear finishing operations

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFP3002 Hand last shoe


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:


Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)


Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times


Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs


Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions


2 Prepare to hand last shoe

Performance Criteria:


Receive and check work bundle against ticket information, assess quality of component parts and take any follow-up action according to workplace procedures


Set up workbench and seating to achieve operator comfort and minimise fatigue


Lay out work pieces in correct sequence and check tools


Check last or foot form before attaching insole and check upper for sizes


3 Hand last shoe

Performance Criteria:


Attach insole to last by hand, positioning it to shape of last and to match size and pairs


Position toes and upper


Position upper precisely and manipulate through lasting process, check for correct operations and adjust, as required, to achieve quality requirements and to reflect construction technique


Make adjustments as required to achieve placement


Attach shanks and stiffeners and apply staples, as required


4 String last, as required

Performance Criteria:


Punch holes in shoe bottom by hand or by machine, as required


Place upper on last and secure upper in place by tacks


Stitch opposite holes and pull tight by hand or machine using waxed string and remove tacks


5 Check and despatch completed work

Performance Criteria:


Assess quality and bundle, stack, store or despatch completed work according to workplace procedures


Identify and record production faults and take appropriate action


Complete records

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the required knowledge and skills associated with planning and organising to prepare the hand last shoes. Problem solving skills are required to ensure materials and completed work conform to requirements and identify and address any production problems. Communication skills are used to refer to and complete required documentation. Self management skills are used to ensure safe use of technology and conformance of own work to quality standards.

Details of Learning Activities

Integrated learning consisting of theory and practical components will be carried out in practical workshops for the skills and knowledge required when assembling shoes by hand.

Teaching Schedule

Practical workshops for Hand last shoe by hand will be conducted in conjunction with other practical based learning. Workshops will include demonstration of techniques and students will be required to demonstrate their practical hand lasting shoe by activities for each pair of shoes produced for assessment.
Week 1-4 Development of Court Shoe - 1Pair
Week 5-11 Development of Derby and Sandal Shoe - 2Pair
Week 12-16 Development of Oxford and Sandal Shoe - 2Pair

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Assorted Hand Tools
Footwear components

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary. Assessment will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting is required as well.

Assessment Tasks

Student will demonstrate and answer relevant questions regarding the knowledge and skills required to hand last shoes to a competent standard using safe & efficient methods. 
Student will submit for assessment a minimum of 2 pairs of shoes. Shoes are to be produced to a required industry standard. The work related to assemble shoes by hand will also be assessed in the finished shoes presented for assessment.


Assessment one Due - Week 8 Submit either the Court, Derby or Sandal for assessment

Assessment two Due - Week 11 Assignment/questions on footwear lasts

Assessment three Due - Week 16 Submit either the Oxford or Sandal for assessment

Assessment Matrix

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