Course Title: Operate finishing equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: OHTH5513C

Course Title: Operate finishing equipment

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3285 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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 acqurie the skills and knowledge required to finish dry cleaned articles ready for despatch.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTDC2006A Operate finishing equipment


1 Operate finishing equipment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Procedures for start up and stopping of finishing equipment are
correctly performed
1.2 Safety requirements related to machine operation and protective clothing are followed
1.3 Schedules are checked to ensure workplace requirements for quality and quantity are met
1.4 Articles are classified and sorted according to finishing and rework requirements
1.5 Articles are prepared for finishing in accordance with requirements
1.6 Articles are correctly placed into or on finishing equipment
1.7 Finishing equipment is correctly operated in accordance with workplace requirements for quality and quantity
1.8 Machines are monitored and adjusted for correct operation in accordance with manufacturer specifications and OHS practices
1.9 Workplace procedures and instructions are read and interpreted
1.10 Machine problems or faults outside area of responsibility are
reported to relevant personnel


2 Inspect articles

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Articles are inspected against quality standards
2.2 Articles not meeting quality standards are returned for re-processing
2.3 Damaged or torn articles are identified for repair or return in accordance with workplace procedures
2.4 Knowledge of finishing processes are applied to perform tasks

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to operate finishing equipment and Inspect articles

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 6 means within a workplace training context:

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. Workshop 6 hours
4. Complete manuals 4 hours
5. Supervised skill development to competency 44 hours
6. 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 operate finishing equipment and Inspect articles and by questioning for underpinning knowledge

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by ovservation as you demonstrate your ability to operate finishing equipment and Inspect articles (you can check the performance criteria above fore more details of these skills). You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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