Course Title: Perform knitting operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: MANU7212C

Course Title: Perform knitting operations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rohani Osman Ph: 9925 9127 Office: Bld 511.1.01

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

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to prepare, operate and monitor a knitting machine.

This course is delivered concurrently with VART5906C Produce Knitted Textile Sample

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2007B Perform knitting operations


1. Set up and load machine

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Specifications are checked to identify requirements for production.
1.2 Machine settings are checked to meet product requirements.
1.3 Yarns are identified, checked and loaded onto the knitting machine according to manufacturer specifications.
1.4 Non-conforming materials are reported.
1.5 Area around machine is kept clean during setting and loading.


3. Check product quality

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Product is checked against quality standards.
3.2 Product is assessed for faults and non-conformances.
3.3 Product faults are rectified or reported.


2. Operate and monitor machine

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Knitting machine is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements and OHS practices.
2.2 Machine is monitored to ensure correct operation.
2.3 Yarn supply is checked and replaced to ensure continuous flow to machine.
2.4 Waste is sorted.
2.5 Minor product process and machine faults are identified, corrected and reported.
2.6 Major machine faults are reported.


4. Complete knitting process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Product is unloaded or removed according to manufacturer specifications.
4.2 Product is despatched to next process.
4.3 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe and productive manner.
4.4 Production records and other documentation are accurately completed.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of operating a knitting machine.
Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a fully equipped knitting studio using domestic knitting machines, the studio is a simulated industry environment.

Teaching Schedule

Session 1-15 includes:

Overview of course module.

Introduction to equipment for knitting, knitting machine, yarns.

Knit machine set up and operation: Correct tension, suitable knitting yarns, knit basic tecniques.

OH&S induction - OH&S for a Knit Studio.

Manipulation of knit structure using specified tools and equipment for the knitting machine.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You are asked to provide the following: Lined Notepad, pens, ruler, measuring tape, scissors, double sided tape, A4 ring binder, A4 plastic inserts.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including observation, questioning and project work.

Assessment Tasks

Quiz/Observational Checklist (Due Session 3): Students are observed during classes to ensure learning tasks are completed. Feedback is provided from the supervisor. Students are monitored throughout the Term on their knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements of the knit studio.

Technical File (Due Session 12): Documentation of all knitting techniques learned to be presented in the form of specifications sheets

Swatch Book (Due Session 12): Documentation of all knitting techniques learned to be presented in the form of specifications sheets

These assessments will be graded CA (competency achieved) / NYC (not yet competent)

Further detail regarding Competency and Graded Assessment of these tasks will be provided in class.

Assessment Matrix


 Quiz/ChecklistTechnical fileSwatch book
Set up and load machinexxx
Operate and monitor machinexxx
Check product quality xx
Complete knitting process xx

Other Information


This course is run in a workshop environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety standards

You are required to wear sturdy , fully covered footwear.

This course is delivered concurrently with the unit Produce Knitted Textile Samples.
Learning Activities undertaken during Produce Knitted Textile Samples will contribute to the assessment for this unit.
Further details will be provided by your class teacher in your first session.

Late Submission of Assessment Work Penalties

A deduction of 5% per day on your final mark will be made for assessable work handed in or due for presentation, up to a period of 7 days beyond the due by date (including weekends and holiday periods).

Partial or incomplete work handed in after the due by date will result in the entire final assessable work being downgraded using the 5% penalty per day rule.
Work that is handed in for assessment after day 7 without an approved Extension of Time Application, University Special Consideration or Disability Liaison Unit – “Equitable Assessment Form” in place will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark.

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