Course Title: Assemble shoe by hand

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: MANU7386C

Course Title: Assemble shoe by hand

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

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

MSTFP2001 - Identify materials used in footwear production

Course Description

In this course you will develop and apply the skills and knowledge to assemble shoes. You will have the opportunity to work independently to plan and prepare to assemble your shoes using mainly hand processes.  You will plan and coordinating processes according to set timelines and quality requirements. 

This course addresses the following units and all these units are clustered for delivery but may assessed separately.

MSTFP3002 - Hand last shoe

MSTFP2009 - Perform footwear finishing operations

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFP3003 Assemble shoe by hand


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:


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 assemble shoe by hand

Performance Criteria:


Set up workstation and adjust tools, machines and equipment to suit construction process being used


Make adjustments to machines to accommodate specific product requirements, according to workplace procedures


Follow work ticket to collect and sort parts, including last, uppers, insoles, heels and soles


Prepare and position parts and components appropriate to construction process


Determine the sequencing of operations to meet job specifications and timeframes


3 Assemble the shoe

Performance Criteria:


Position shoe components according to identified construction process


Attach and assemble shoe components in correct sequence


Slip shoe from last


Finish off uppers, heels, edges and soles using appropriate hand and machine operations and materials


4 Conduct final quality check and despatch work

Performance Criteria:


Conduct final quality check to ensure  work complies with job specifications and workplace quality standards


Make corrections to product as required to meet specifications


Despatch work to next stage and maintain records

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

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


Course Schedule:                                                                             Semester 1, 2020



Week 1

Introduction to course



Week 2



Week 3



Week 4



Week 5



Week 6



Week 7

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops



Week 8

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops



Week 9

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops


Assessment 2 & 3 part 1: Court Shoe


Week 10

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops



Week 11

Last styles


Assessment 1 Last Q&A due


Week 12

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops


Assessment 2 & 3 part 2: Derby Shoe


Week 13

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops



Week 14

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops



Week 15

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops



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

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and 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. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks.

All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is encouraged.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment consists of the following 3 components:


Prepare and fit Insole to correct last and prepare Upper, shank, counter and Toe puff ready for lasting.

Perform finishing operations on Court shoes. Clean and Buff resin soles as required.

2. Derby

Prepare and attach Rand, Leather sole, and Heel on Derby Shoe

Perform finishing operations on Derby leather soles. Wax, stain or colour as required


Complete finishing operations, insert Cushion and Sock for Oxford shoe.

Clean, polish, box and complete paperwork for Oxford shoe.


Summary and purpose of assessment

For this assessment you must obtain a satisfactory level in ALL components to receive an overall Satisfactory mark.

 This assessment will take place in the Footwear workshop.

You will be assessed on applying to correct technique for finishing off all 3 shoes and present the shoes as a saleable standard.  As per Task instructions in the tables below.

Court shoe.

Construct Resin sole unit for attaching to upper.

Remove Court shoe from last.

Measure and insert cushion and sock, ensure correct fit.

Clean and then polish, completed shoe removing excess adhesive and buffing or repairing any damage during production.

Clean Resin soles and apply “touch up” if required.

Final inspection, boxed and complete paperwork

 Derby Shoe

Leather soles are prepared and attached.

Soles are stained as per individual requirements

Heels are selected and prepared for attaching.

Heels are attached according to production requirements.

Clean and then polish, completed shoe removing excess adhesive and buffing or repairing any damage during production.

Final inspection, boxed and complete paperwork

Oxford Shoes

Leather soles are buffed and stained correctly

Rhand is attached according to style requirements

Heels are selected and prepared for attaching.

Sloes and heels are attached and trimmed using trimmer

Final inspection, boxed and complete paperwork

WHS considerations. You will need to work in a clean and uncluttered work space, use correct technique and keep fingers away from the cutting edge of the knife. Adhere to safety requirements of correctly enclosed Footwear and correct procedure for using and carrying a knife.

Adhere to the correct use of PPE and SOP required for any machines use to complete this task.


Conditions for assessment

This assessment is to take place in the Footwear workshop. Assistance or clarification may be sought from your teacher but work is to be done by you.


This course is assessed in accordance with the 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

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

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.



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:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.


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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