Course Title: Identify fabric and garment cleaning requirements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: OHTH5510C

Course Title: Identify fabric and garment cleaning requirements

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

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to identify fabric handling requirements from care labelling instructions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTDC2010A Identify fabric and garment cleaning requirements


1 Interpret care labeling

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Information on care labels is identified
1.2 Care labelling symbols are interpreted
1.3 Meaning of care instructions is identified
1.4 Care categories are identified
1.5 Role of Australian Standards in care labelling is identified
1.6 Care considerations are identified
1.7 Care labelling information is used to identify potential fabric problems caused by improper handling
1.8 Consequences of improper care are identified


2 Identify fabric or garment cleaning requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Fabrics are correctly identified
2.2 Fabric finishes, trims and embellishments that may affect handling are identified
2.3 Care requirements of garments are identified
2.4 Measures to control fabric problems are determined, according to fabric handling requirements and OHS practices
2.5 Information resources are used to expand own knowledge of cleaning requirements

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to interpret care labeling and Identify fabric or garment cleaning requirements

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees 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 as follows:

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. Workshop 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 interpret care labeling and Identify fabric or garment cleaning requirements and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify and interpret care labeling and identify fabric or garment cleaning requirements (you can check the performance criteria above for more details of these skills). You will also be questioned underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Matrix

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