Course Title: Perform conditioning and drying processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MIET6177C

Course Title: Perform conditioning and drying processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3286 - Certificate III in Laundry Operations

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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Nominal Hours: 80

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 for the conditioning and drying of products according to laundry procedures and quality requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTLA2006A Perform conditioning and drying processes


1 Prepare machines for operation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Production schedule and workload priorities are correctly interpreted and followed
1.2 Schedules for the cleaning of dryer filters are interpreted and followed
1.3 Procedures for drying machine start up are performed in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications and workplace procedures
1.4 Operator manuals are accessed as required


2 Classify product

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Product classification is checked and sorted according to finishing


3 Operate dryer

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Drying programs are followed for given product type and size of load
3.2 Dryers are loaded and unloaded using manual handling techniques or by correctly operating loading and unloading equipment
3.3 Appropriate cycle, timing and temperature for loads are selected, where required
3.4 Records are completed
3.5 Dryer is operated in accordance with operating instructions and OHS practices
3.6 Dryers are monitored for correct operation
3.7 Dryer operating faults are identified and reported
3.8 Risks associated with spontaneous combustion are identified and product cool down procedures are followed
3.9 Unloading is assessed

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to prepare machines for operation, classify products and operate a dryer.

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 70 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 of your ability to prepare machines for operation, classify products, operate a dryer and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify machines for operation, classify products and operate a dryer (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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