Course Title: Receive and sort articles for cleaning

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: OHTH5514C

Course Title: Receive and sort articles for cleaning

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: 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 required to receive and sort articles such as garments and linen for recording and classification before cleaning.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTDC2007A Receive and sort articles for cleaning


1 Receive articles

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Articles are received, recorded and identified according to
industry procedures
1.2Any existing damage, missing components or other related detail is recorded
1.3Product handling procedures and instructions are interpreted and applied


2 Classify soiled articles

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Articles to be processed are identified from manufacturer labels
and care labelling or workplace testing procedures
2.2Articles are classified as to colour, fragile and fabric type
2.3Knowledge of classifying processes are applied to perform required tasks


3 Remove foreign objects and return lost property

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Procedures for the identification, removal and disposal of
foreign objects and lost property from the products are correctly
3.2All safety procedures are adhered to in accordance with OHS practices


4 Carry out preparation procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1Preparation procedures for the correct handling of articles are applied
4.2Any special requirements are noted and taken into account during the preparation
4.3Machinery and equipment used to prepare articles, including special requirements, are operated correctly

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to receive articles, classify soiled articles, remove foreign objects, return lost property and carry out preparation procedures.

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 40 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


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation and your ability to receive articles, classify soiled articles, remove foreign objects, return lost property and carry out preparation procedures. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify fibres and fabrics, describe fabric construction processes, describe qualities of fabrics and determine uses of fabrics (you can check the performance criteria above fore more details of the skills.) You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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