Course Title: Sustain process improvements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MIET5821C

Course Title: Sustain process improvements

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 you will acquire the skills needed to ensure that process improvements are sustained and opportunities taken to suggest further improvements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MCMS201A Sustain process improvements


1. Implement corrective actions

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify impact of process improvements on systems in own work area
1.2 Examine process improvements
1.3 Clarify changes to process improvements as required
1.4 Identify any additional, personal skill gaps and seek skill development
1.5 Adopt improved process


2. Check changes

Performance Criteria:

2. Check changes
2.1 Identify claimed improvements
2.2 Identify methods of observing claimed improvements
2.3 Check if claimed improvements are occurring and report problems in accordance with procedures


3. Check for further improvements

Performance Criteria:

3. Check for further improvements
3.1 Look for areas of possible further improvement
3.2 Take action to make improvements in accordance with procedures

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to Implement corrective actions, check for changes and further improvements.

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 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 and your ability to Implement corrective actions, check for changes and further improvements and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you deomonstrate the ability to Implement corrective actions, check for changes and further improvements (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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