Course Title: Perform spinning operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MANU7215C

Course Title: Perform spinning 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

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 undertake and monitor machines used in spinning operations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2003B Perform spinning operations


1 Set up and load machine

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Specifications are checked to identify requirements for production.
1.2 Machine settings are adjusted to meet product requirements.
1.3 Product is loaded for processing according to manufacturer specifications.
1.4 Product is unloaded ready for next process.
1.5 Non-conforming materials are reported.
1.6 Area around machine is kept clean during setting and loading.


2 Operate and monitor machine

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Machine is started and stopped in accordance with manufacturer requirements.
2.2 Machine operations are monitored to ensure correct operation.
2.3 Waste is sorted.
2.4 Machine is cleaned when required.
2.5 Minor product process and machine faults are identified and corrected where necessary to meet specified requirements and are reported.
2.6 Major machine faults are reported.


3 Check yarn quality

Performance Criteria:

3.2 Product is assessed for faults and non-conformances.
3.3 Product faults are rectified or reported.


4 Complete operations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Product is doffed and replaced according to manufacturer specifications.
4.2 Product is dispatched to next process.
4.3 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe and productive manner.
4.4 Production records and other documentation are accurately

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to set up and load a spinning machine, operate and monitor the machine, check yarn quality and complete operations.

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. 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


Not Applicable

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation of your ability to set up and load a spinning machine, operate and monitor the machine, check yarn quality and complete operations. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you demonstrate your ability to operate the machine and assess performance, rectify any minor machine faults, clean and lubricate the machine and check machine operation (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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