Course Title: Supervise textile production operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MANU5896C

Course Title: Supervise textile production operations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3221 - Certificate III in Textile Production

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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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 supervise operations within a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) enterprise.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX3003A Supervise textile production operations


1 Identify scope of supervisory responsibility

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Machine operations, staff, resources and operation processes within work area are identified.
1.2 Scope and limitations of supervisory role are identified.
1.3 Production targets are determined.
1.4 Maintenance requirements are identified.


2 Provide technical support to operators

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Operator roles and allocation of personnel are identified.
2.2 Operator productivity and ability to conduct work effectively and safely are monitored.
2.3 Training needs are identified and communicated to appropriate personnel.
2.4 Technical problems raised by operators regarding machinery, product quality, and operational safety are addressed.
2.5 Technical support in the skill and knowledge associated with operations is provided to operators.


3 Supervise team activity

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Production standards are communicated to team members.
3.2 Work allocation requirements are monitored and addressed in order to maintain optimum production efficiency.
3.3 Targets and procedures are communicated to appropriate personnel in a logical and easily understood manner.
3.4 Team communications and relations are monitored and supported.
3.5 Team compliance with OHS practices is monitored.
3.6 Production output is monitored against targets and addressed as necessary.


4 Liaise with downstream and upstream areas and management

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Liaison with downstream and upstream areas is maintained to ensure quality and efficiency of operations as required.
4.2 Management is kept informed of progress and any issues which may affect operation outcomes.
4.3 Ongoing liaison is maintained with management to guide operation targets.
4.4 Opportunities to minimise down time are discussed and arranged with maintenance staff and management.


5 Ensure workplace documentation

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Documentation procedures are identified for each step of operations.
5.2 Compliance with documentation requirements is monitored.
5.3 Movement of materials through operations is monitored to assess progress.
5.4 Enterprise documentation is completed.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to supervise operations within a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) enterprise.

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 20 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 and your ability to supervise operations within a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) enterprise. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you demonstrate the ability to supervise operations within a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) enterprise (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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