Course Title: Production 1

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: NONE7245L

Course ID: 030131

Course Title: Production 1

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Program Code: C3061 - Certificate III in Clothing Production

Course Contact : Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: Administrative Officer 9925 92

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

Co-requisites To complete Follow defined OH&S policies and Procedures, as applied to sewing machine operations, learners also need to finish Production 1 and Production

Course Description

To provide learners with introductory training in:
• preparation of sewing equipment and in basic sewing machine operations using an industrial plain sew machine and an overlock machine
• skill and knowledge in following procedure to ensure their own safety and the safety of others in relation to sewing machine operations
• the application of quality standards used in the manufacture of clothing.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTHRGN08A Follow defined OH&S policies and procedures


LMTHRGN08A/01 Identify and follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

· Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to designated personnel according to workplace procedures
· Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks are identified and followed accurately
· Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fire and emergencies are known and followed


LMTHRGN08A/02 Contribute to participative arrangements for the management of occupational health and safety

Performance Criteria:

· Occupational health and safety issues are raised with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant occupational health and safety legislation
· Contributions are made to participative arrangements for occupational health and safety management in the workplace within workplace procedures and scope of responsibilities

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRCL01AA Sew Garments 1 03/3


LMTPRCL01AA/01 Prepare work pieces
LMTPRCL01AA/02 Prepare workstation
LMTPRCL01AA/03 Identify poor machine performance
LMTPRCL01AA/04 Sew garments
LMTPRCL01AA/05 Despatch completed work
LMTPRCL01AA/06 Implement workplace health and safety practices

Performance Criteria:

LMTPRCL01AA/01 Prepare work pieces
· Work bundle is received, checked and any follow up action assessed in accordance with workplace procedures including checking that the bundle matches ticket information, that there are no cutting or fabric faults and that the relevant previous operation/s has been successfully completed
· Work pieces are laid out in sequence in accordance with workplace procedures and specifications

LMTPRCL01AA/02 Prepare workstation
· Workbench and seating are set up according to workplace ergonomic standards
· Machines are cleaned and checked in accordance with workplace procedures
· Records are kept in accordance with workplace requirements
· Machines are set up and adjusted in accordance with workplace procedures and the specifications for the work (e.g. correct thread, needle size and length needle guard, tension setting and attachments)
· Needles, attachments and/or parts are checked and worn needles and/or parts are identified and reported or replaced, in accordance with workplace procedures and manufacturer's instructions

LMTPRCL01AA/03 Identify poor machine performance
· The performance of the machine is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from the inspection of finished pieces, and any action required is taken in accordance with workplace requirements

LMTPRCL01AA/04 Sew garments
· Pieces are sewn in accordance with the workplace procedures and requirements for operations
· Pieces are sewn in accordance with product requirements and the specified quality standards
· Pieces are sewn in accordance with the requirements for personal safety and the requirements for the speed of work
· Machine speed and work handling are controlled for the type of operations, fabric/s and product type in accordance with workplace procedures

LMTPRCL01AA/05 Despatch completed work
· Sewn pieces are inspected, any faults identified, and appropriate action taken and finished pieces are checked against quality standards
· The results of the inspection of finished pieces are recorded in accordance with workplace procedures
· Action taken to either reject or correct faulty pieces is recorded in accordance with workplace procedures
· Preventative action taken to avoid any recurrence of defective pieces is recorded in accordance with workplace procedures
· Production records or packing slips are completed in accordance with workplace procedures
· Completed work is directed to the next operation or packing section in accordance with workplace procedures

LMTPRCL01AA/06 Implement workplace health and safety practices
· Workplace health and safety policies and procedures are followed in the operation of the machine/s
· Action is taken in accordance with workplace policies and procedures to prevent accidents and to eliminate risks to personal safety

Learning Outcomes

Refer to other sections of guide.

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities


1. Trainer assisted use of self-paced learning materials
2. Observation tasks during which learners observe assembly processes.
3. Basic machine set-up: practice in threading, making adjustments to machine settings and in doing basic maintenance
4. Assembly tasks: activities which relate to work-pieces that involve fundamental sewing operations such as straight lines, chaining, accurate backtacking, seam and edge alignments
5. Occupational health and safety: Identification of hazards in relation to sewing machine operations; unsafe work methods and ways to avoid them
6. Safety practices: demonstrations and practice in making safe use of materials, machinery and other equipment
7. Safety signs and symbols in the work place: identifying what the different safety symbols mean and what you should do to follow them correctly
8. Emergency procedures: activities or simulations in what to do if there is an emergency, fire or accident.
9. Quality assurance: practical activities relating to the role of quality standards: exploration of quality issues related to clothing manufacture

Teaching Schedule

• Student Learning Guides
• Equipment familiarisation/naming of Assessment requirements
• Production Centre Tour and OH&S roles & TEST
• Lock Stitch Sewing Machine Operation
• Insert/Remove needle
• Set up and wind bobbin
• Threading and inserting the bobbin case
• Threading the machine

Revise Basic Machine Safety and Safety signs
OH&S Part 1 and Test
Revise parts of the machine & threading
Demo/discussion tension and stitch length adjustments
Machine Cleaning – Notes and activity
Students to test own machine and make own sample of correct tension/stitch length before proceeding.
• Task 1: Marking and sewing long band (without thread) 3 times
• Task 2: Endless band (1/2 foot and foot width sewing) with thread
• Task 3: Endless band (stopping on a line with 5mm back tack with thread
• Task 4: Marked lines (sew/clip/turn/sew on a sewing picture) with thread
• Task 5: Unmarked lines (sew/clip/turn/sew on a calico rectangle) with thread

Notes from OHS book part 2 plus Safety Test
Demonstration of the overlock machine and threading to small group whilst others continue tasks above.
• Task 6: Students working in pairs threading and testing overlocker stitch then:
Make samples of right & wrong side of overlocking stitch
Overlock Medium Band
Overlock Long curved band
Overlock Curve shape
Overlock Square
Overlock chaining (both sides and clip)

The order of units may vary subject to prior notification.

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be advised in class.

Overview of Assessment

Learners need to demonstrate by means of a range of assessments tasks(such as oral or written tests and practical activities) that they can:
1. Prepare work and set up sewing operations according to safety standards
2. Thread, adjust, test and safely carry out basic sewing operations on a industrial plain machine and an overlock machine
3. Efficiently position and construct simple work pieces according to given samples and quality standards.
4. Complete Short answer tests (oral or written) in relation to sewing machine operations.
5. Describe workplace Occupational Health and Safety responsibilities by the listing the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.
6. Identify and explain safety signs used in a clothing workplace by describing the meaning of safety symbols, signs and formats
7. Carry out health and safety procedures in operating equipment and in handling materials
8. State emergency procedures by explaining what to do if there is an accident or fire
9. Demonstrate an understanding of how work activities in clothing production effect each other in relation to the quality of the final product.
10. Correctly follow instructions to produce work according to given quality specifications
Assessment timeline: Progressive assessments plus a unit test on completion

Assessment Tasks

Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. REGULAR ATTENDANCE IS NECESSARY

In class Activities and Reference folder

Progressive Class Work
Collated and sequenced class samplers & task notes

Marks Awarded

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