Course Title: Perform pre- and post-spotting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: OHTH5509C

Course Title: Perform pre- and post-spotting

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3220 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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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


Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to recognise and identify types of stains and other marks on articles or garments that require spotting and carry out the correct spotting procedure to remove the stain.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTDC2003A Perform pre- and post-spotting


1 Identify stain

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Steps for identifying the type of stain are followed
1.2 Stain is correctly identified
1.3 Workplace procedures and instructions are read and interpreted


2 Determine spotting requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Spotting requirements for the identified stain are correctly
2.2 Particular needs for fibre or fabric, dye and colour are taken into account when determining the spotting requirements
2.3 Knowledge of spotting processes are applied to perform tasks


3 Carry out spotting procedure

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Preparation for spotting is assessed in accordance with
workplace, equipment operation procedures and spotting agent
3.2 Machine or equipment is operated in accordance with manufacturer’s and procedures and OHS practices
3.3 Article is processed in accordance with workplace procedures and spotting agent directions

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to Identify stains, determine spotting requirements and carry out spotting procedures.

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainee's normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed. The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed.

When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work will be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training.

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 6 means within a workplace training context:

1 Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2 Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3 Workshops 6 hours
4 Complete manuals 4 hours
5 Supervised skill development to competency 44 hours
6 Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation of your ability to Identify stains, determine spotting requirements and carry out spotting procedures and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify stains, determine spotting requirements and carry out spotting procedures (you can check the performance criteria above for more details of these skills). You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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