Course Title: Coordinate or set up machine/s for product change

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: OENG7242S

Course Title: Coordinate or set up machine/s for product change

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4051 - Certificate IV in Textile Production

Course Contact : John Lalor

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9223

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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

To provide learners with skills, knowledge and attitudes to become competent to:
• Set up machines for production changes in a TCF enterprise.

Machines may be from the following areas of textile manufacturing:
• Spinning- fibre preparation, carding, drawing, spinning
• Dyeing, scouring, bleaching
• Fabric forming – yarn preparation, weaving looms, knitting machines

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPRGN02A Coordinate or set up machine/s for product change

Learning Outcomes

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Details of Learning Activities


The student will be given a range of learning experiences including workplace based training, interactive workshops, project activities, workplace simulations, reflective written assignments.

Areas to be covered are:
1. Setting machines by:
• Interpreting product specifications correctly in relation to machine setting requirements.
• Setting machines in accordance with product specifications, machine manufacturer’s instructions and enterprise procedures.
2. Conducting sample runs by:
• Obtaining material for sampling
• Operating machines in accordance with manufacturers and enterprise instructions to produce a specified sample.
3. Organising sample quality testing by
• Testing samples, or organising testing of samples, in accordance with enterprise procedures to ensure required standards of quality are met.
4. Re-adjusting machine settings to meet requirements by :
• Interpreting test results to determine adjustments requirements
• Carrying out adjustments in accordance with product and machine specifications.
• Informing appropriate production personnel of the availability of the newly set up machine in accordance with workplace procedures
5. Maintaining records
• Maintaining records and preparing reports where necessary , in accordance with enterprise procedures.

Teaching Schedule

13/2/08 Production requirements of modern day TCF manufacturer
20/2/08 Machine set up, early stage fibre processing –carding/drawframe
27/2/08 Machine set up, early stage fibre processing –combing/roving frame
5/3/08 Staple spinning – Ring spinning frame, draft, twist rpm (week 1)
12/3/08 Staple spinning – Ring spinning frame, draft, twist rpm (week 2)
19/3/08 Staple spinning – Rotor spinning, sliver feed speed, rotor size
9/3/08 Winding and folding after spinning
16/4/08 Machine set up for weaving – Creel set up, warp specification and preparation
23/4/08 Machine set up for weaving – Dobby
30/4/08 Machine set up for weaving –Jacquard 
7/5/08 Machine set up for Flatbead knitting - software upload 
14/5/08 Machine set up for Flatbead knitting –knitting tension, single and double bed set up
21/5/08 Machine set up for knitting – Circular, software upload, gauge, tension, needle change
28/5/08 Optimum conditions in the Fabric scouring machine - continuous, rotary scouring machine or side-paddle 
4/6/08 Textile Processing Machinery - Dyeing Machines
11/6/08 Textile Processing Machinery - Printing Machines 
18/6/08 Textile Processing Machinery - Stenter
25/8/08 Assessment week

Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

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Assessment Tasks

Assessments will include:

• Individual test (20%)
• Work based project – presentation ( 80%)

• Learners can make a claim for Approved Prior Learning on entry to the course

• Criteria for your results: HD (high distinction – indicative score 80-100%) or DI (distinction – indicative score 70-79%) or CR (credit – indicative score 60-69%) or PA (pass – indicative score 50-59%) or NN (fail – indicative score 0-49%).

• Negotiation to vary assessment methods may be made in special circumstances. This is subject to the discretion of the trainer after consideration of the learner’s request and is done on a needs basis.

Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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