Course Title: Load and operate dyeing equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MANU6053C

Course Title: Load and operate dyeing equipment

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: 40

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 covers you will acquire skills and knowledge to load and operate dyeing equipment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2010B Load and operate dyeing equipment


1 Set up and load machine

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Dye is mixed according to dye worksheet using correct measuring devices and personal protective equipment.
1.2 Dye worksheet is checked and if required entered into the dyeing machine.
1.3 Dye and dyeing chemicals are loaded into the tank or machine according to OHS practices.
1.4 Yarn or fabric is weighed and loaded for dyeing according to specifications.
1.5 Non-conforming materials are reported.
1.6 Area around dye tank or machine is kept clean during setting and loading.


2 Operate and monitor dyeing machine

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Dyeing machine is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements.
2.2 Dyeing operations are monitored to ensure conformance with dye worksheet.
2.3 Waste is sorted.
2.4 Tank or machine is cleaned when required.
2.5 Minor faults are identified and corrected where necessary to meet specified requirements and are reported.
2.6 Major machine faults or incorrect dyeing are reported.


3 Complete dyeing operations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Yarn or fabric is unloaded.
3.2 Product is despatched to next process.
3.3 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe and productive manner.
3.4 Production records and other documentation are accurately completed.


4 Check dye outcomes

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Yarn or fabric is checked against quality standards for dye colouring.
4.2 Yarn or fabric is assessed for faults and non-conformances.
4.3 Yarn or fabric dyeing faults are rectified or reported.

Learning Outcomes

5 By the end of the course you will be able to set up and load a machine, operate and monitor dyeing machines, complete dyeing operation and check dye outcomes.

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 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 30 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


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Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation of your ability to set up and load a machine, operate and monitor dyeing machines, complete dyeing operation and check dye outcomes. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you demonstrate the ability to set up and load a machine, operate and monitor dyeing machines, complete dyeing operation and check dye outcomes (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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