Course Title: Hand last shoe

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

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 9925 9252



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:

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 hand last shoe

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Receive and check work bundle against ticket information, assess quality of component parts and take any follow-up action according to workplace procedures 2.2 Set up workbench and seating to achieve operator comfort and minimise fatigue 2.3 Lay out work pieces in correct sequence and check tools 2.4 Check last or foot form before attaching insole and check upper for sizes


3 Hand last shoe

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Attach insole to last by hand, positioning it to shape of last and to match size and pairs 3.2 Position toes and upper 3.3 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 3.4 Make adjustments as required to achieve placement 3.5 Attach shanks and stiffeners and apply staples, as required


4 String last, as required

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Punch holes in shoe bottom by hand or by machine, as required 4.2 Place upper on last and secure upper in place by tacks 4.3 Stitch opposite holes and pull tight by hand or machine using waxed string and remove tacks


5 Check and despatch completed work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Assess quality and bundle, stack, store or despatch completed work according to workplace procedures 5.2 Identify and record production faults and take appropriate action 5.3 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 activities in this course consists of theory and practical components carried out in a workshop environment. Throughout the course, you will develop the skills and knowledge to create custom-made footwear products.  You will learn to use and work with a range of materials, suppliers and components used in footwear manufacturing.

Teaching Schedule

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

This unit is delivered with: MANU7386C Assemble shoe by hand and MANU7389C Perform footwear finishing operations.

Course Schedule: Semester 1, 2018





Week 1

Introduction to course



Week 2


Week 3


Week 4


Week 5


Week 6


Week 7

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing opsWorkshop 

Week 8

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing opsWorkshop 

Week 9

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing opsWorkshopAssessment 2 & 3 part 1: Court Shoe

Week 10

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing opsWorkshop 

Week 11

Last stylesClassAssessment 1 Last Q&A due

Week 12

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing opsWorkshopAssessment 2 & 3 part 2: Derby Shoe

Week 13

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing opsWorkshop 

Week 14 

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing opsWorkshop 

Week 15

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing opsWorkshop 

Week 16

Final class/assessment submission



Assessment 2 & 3 part 3: Sandal and Oxford


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

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

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. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

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 Program Administration (or Course Coordinator).

Other Information

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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.


Student Progress:

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Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


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.


Special consideration Policy:

If you wish to apply for special consideration, follow this link for the procedure.


Penalties for late Submission of Assignments (F&T):

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:

Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark

Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work

Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark

Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty

Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.


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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