Course Title: Apply quality standards

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: MIET7602C

Course Title: Apply quality standards

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: 30

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

In this unit you will learn the skills and knowledge required to apply quality standards to work operations in an organisation.

You will learn the application of skills associated with interpreting and applying workplace standards and identifying and addressing problems that interfere with quality outcomes. This unit requires initiative, enterprise and self-management to ensure quality standards are achieved.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSS402051 Apply quality standards


1 Assess own work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Continuously check completed work against workplace standards relevant to the operation being undertaken.

1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how the work activities and completed work relate to the next production process or processes and to the final products or services concerned.

1.3 Identify and isolate faulty components, products or processes.

1.4 Record and/or report faults and any identified causes to the supervisor concerned, where required, in accordance with workplace procedures.


2 Assess quality of received components, parts or materials

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Continuously measure/check received components, parts, materials, information, service or final products against workplace standards and specifications for conformance.

2.2 Demonstrate an understanding of how the received components, parts or materials, information or service relate to the current operation and how they contribute to the final quality of the product or service.

2.3 Identify and isolate faulty components, parts, materials or information that relate to the operator's work.

2.4 Record and/or report faults and any identified causes in accordance with workplace procedures.

2.5 Identify causes of any identified faults and take corrective action as specified in workplace procedures.


3 Investigate causes of quality deviations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Record information on quality and other indicators of process performance.

3.2 Investigate and report causes of deviations from specified quality standards for components.

3.3 Recommend suitable preventative action based on workplace quality standards and the identified causes of deviations from specified quality standards of materials.

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this unit you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will develop skills and knowledge to apply quality system instructions when performing a range of production tasks. Team work and communication skills are also required to understand impact of own work activities on others in the production process. This unit also requires an ability to apply problem solving skills, initiative and enterprise to identify and investigate faults or inconsistencies in work quality. Learning skills are required to continuously assess own work against required outcomes and gain the skills and knowledge required in order to meet quality standards.

Details of Learning Activities

Integrated learning consisting of theory and practical components carried out in practical workshops, in a simulated workplace environment, in the skills and knowledge required to develop custom-made footwear product. Working within a quality system, appropriate quality checks will be applied In the development of footwear product and actions taken to rectify any quality issues identified.

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1-16
Sessions for Apply Quality Standards will be integrated with the practical tasks associated with the production of patterns and shoes.
Students will learn the theory of identifying quality issues and methods for resolving quality issues.

The theory will then be put into practice by students undertaking quality checks, identifying faults, resolving quality issues and completing reports for Quality Standards, while producing 5 pairs (1x Court, 1x Derby, 1x Oxford, 1x "Roman Sandals" and 1x Sandals) style of shoes as part of their learning in the footwear program.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Bespoke Shoemaking: a comprehensive guide to hand made footwear – Skyrme, Tim.


Other Resources

Pattern Cutting, Step by Step by Frank Jones

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. You will be given further information about the assessment tasks in class.

Assessment Tasks

Students will complete a Quality Check & Discrepancy form for each pair of shoes produced.

A complete set of working patterns for the Oxford style shoe will be submitted for assessment.

As the patterns and construction for the Court, Derby, Oxford and Sandal style of shoes are all different to each other. Students will investigate and reflect their findings with increasing scrutiny for each subsequent Quality Check & Discrepancy form submitted for assessment.


Assessment One: Due Week 3, Working patterns for Oxford 

Assessment Two: Due Week 12, Derby Shoe Quality Check & Discrepancy form.

Assessment Three: Due Week 16, Oxford Shoe Quality Check & Discrepancy form.

Assessment Matrix



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