Course Title: Perform table-based operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: MANU7390C

Course Title: Perform table-based operations

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
Ph: 03 9925 9252

Nominal Hours: 50

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

The unit applies to the preparation and production of components using table-based operations, working to defined procedures and methods.

You will develop skills and knowledge as it relates to table-based operations.  This applies to various aspects of footwear production processes, including preparation for cutting, preparation of uppers, preparation for assembly and making of shoes and components.

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

MSTGN4001 - Coordinate or set up machines for product change

MSTFP3001 - Cut leather by hand

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFP2011 Perform table-based operations


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 work pieces

Performance Criteria:


Receive work bundle, check against ticket information and assess any follow-up action


Assess quality of received component parts


Lay out work pieces in correct sequence


3 Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:


Set up workstation according to work requirements and to achieve operator comfort and minimise fatigue


Clean and check tools and carry out minor maintenance to ensure they are ready for operations


Maintain records


4 Carry out table-based activities

Performance Criteria:


Perform table-based operations, appropriate to production task, to quality specifications


Use tools according to WHS practices to achieve specifications


Use appropriate materials according to workplace procedures to achieve specifications


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 consisting of theory and practical components will be carried out in practical workshops for the skills and knowledge required in the preparation and production of components using table-based operations while producing shoes.

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1 – 16
Practical workshops for Perform table-based operations 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 skills required to Perform table-based operations. Learning will include identifying and using appropriate equipment, safe set-up of equipment & working with a range of materials and components used in footwear manufacture. Work on Perform table-based operations will be carried out during the development of the following pairs of shoes:
Week 1-4 Development of Court Shoe, Derby and Oxford Patterns 
Week 5-11 Development of Court, Derby, and Sandal - 3Pair
Week 12-16 Development of Oxford Shoe and Sandal - 2Pair

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Assorted Hand Tools
Footwear components

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

Student will demonstrate and answer relevant questions regarding the knowledge and skills required for Table Based Operations to a competent standard.

Student will submit for assessment 1x set of complete working footwear patterns which are to include patterns for 1 x Oxford style of Footwear.

 In addition to the patterns, students will submit various leather shapes that have been skived,  folded and stitched as per instructions. 

1pair of Roman sandals are to be produced and made to a required acceptable industry standard. Included in the production of these shoes, students will perform table based operations using safe & efficient methods.

Assessment One: Due Week 3: Oxford Working patterns 

Assessment Two: Due Week 4-7: Various Leather shapes

Assessment Three: Due week 16: 1x pair of Roman Sandal styled Footwear

Assessment Matrix

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