Course Title: Control washing machine operation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MIET6178C

Course Title: Control washing machine operation

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: 30

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 operate finishing equipment, inspect products and fold and prepare finished products for despatch.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTLA2003A Control washing machine operation


1 Determine wash requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Production schedule and work load priorities are identified
1.2 Washing extractor loads are accurately determined by counting, weight, volume or classification
1.3 Weighing machines are operated and size of load is determined by correctly reading indicator scales
1.4 Washing sequences are selected for a given process or product
1.5 Chemical dispensing is selected for chemical dosing system, where relevant
1.6 Washing requirements are determined for specific loads
1.7 Operator manuals are accessed as required


2 Monitor washing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Washing machine operation is monitored for correct water, temperature and chemical levels
2.2 Chemicals and dosing system are monitored for correct operation
2.3 Program operation is monitored to ensure correct function
2.4 Washing extractor operational faults are reported
2.5 Required documentation is completed


3 Classify product

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Product is classified and sorted according to finishing requirements
3.2 Product is directed to correct area for finishing
3.3 Work area is checked for maintenance to housekeeping standards

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able operate finishing equipment, inspect products and prepare finished products for dispatch.

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 20 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 operate finishing equipment, inspect products and prepare finished products for dispatch and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify finishing equipment, inspect products and prepare finished products for dispatch (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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