Course Title: Perform industrial sewing on textile products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GRAP5215C

Course Title: Perform industrial sewing on textile products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3221 - Certificate III in Textile Production

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

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Nominal Hours: 50

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 to perform industrial sewing on textile products.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2012B Perform industrial sewing on textile products


1. Prepare work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work is received, checked and any follow-up action is determined.
1.2 Work is laid out in sequence.


2. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS practices.
2.2 Machine is cleaned and checked.
2.3 Records are kept.
2.4 Machines are set up and adjusted according to specifications for the work.
2.5 Needles, attachments and/or parts are checked and worn needles and/or parts are identified and reported or replaced, according to manufacturer instructions.


3. Identify poor machine performance

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The performance of the machine is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from the inspection of finished work and required action taken.


4. Sew textile product

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Sewing is conducted according to requirements for operations.
4.2 Quality standards are met.
4.3 Sewing is conducted according to OHS practices and the requirements for the speed of work.
4.4 Machine speed and work handling are controlled for the type of operations, fabrics and product type.


5. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Sewn components or textile products are inspected, any faults identified and appropriate action taken and finished pieces are checked against quality standards.
5.2 Results of inspection of finished work are recorded.
5.3 Action taken to reject or correct faulty work is recorded.
5.4 Preventative action taken to avoid any recurrence of defective work is recorded.
5.5 Production records and packing slips are completed.
5.6 Completed work is directed to the next operation or packing section.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to prepare work, prepare workstations, identify poor machine performance, sew textile products and complete work.

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 would 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 5 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. Complete manuals 4 hours
4. Supervised skill development to competency 40 hours
5. 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 prepare work, prepare workstations, identify poor machine performance, sew textile products and complete work.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you demonstrate your ability to prepare work, prepare workstations, identify poor machine performance, sew textile products and complete work (you can check the performance criteria above for more detials of these skills). You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations. 

Assessment Matrix

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