Course Title: Use a sewing machine

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3198

Course Title: Use a sewing machine

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2008,
Term2 2008,
Term1 2009

Course Contact: Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

:Preparation of sewing equipment and machines
:Operation of Industrial Sewing Machines
:Relevant Safety Procedures
:Application of Quality Standards.

The course is integrated with LMTGN2001A Follow Defined OH&S Policies and Procedures & LMTCL2004A Sew Components to form a cluster called Production

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2001A Use a sewing machine


1.  Prepare work pieces.

2. Prepare for machine use

3. Identify poor machine performance

4. Sew work pieces

5. Assess quality of sewn pieces

Learning Outcomes

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to use a range of industrial sewing sewing machines to align and sew work pieces.

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
1. Follow correct Occupational Health and Safety procedures by setting up and doing work according to safety standards
2. Thread, adjust, test and safely operate at least 4 different machine types and an overlock machine to produce test and specified work-pieces according to specifications and quality standards
4. Explain how various sewing machines could de used for different situations  (by means of oral or written test and practical activities).
5. Investigate and report on the causes of faults by completing appropriate report work