Course Title: Assemble and finish custom-made shoe

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: MANU7236C

Course Title: Assemble and finish custom-made shoe

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4238 - Certificate IV in Custom made Footwear

Course Contact : Robyn Lyons

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Robinson
Ph: 99259252

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

This unit applies to manual or machine assembly and finish of custom-made shoes according to pattern specifications. The degree of complexity will depend on the leather and other materials used and intricacy of the design. Discretion and judgement may be required for both self and others in planning and selecting processes, procedures or outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFP4004B Assemble and finish custom-made shoe


4. Assemble the shoe

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Materials are prepared in accordance with workplace and manufacturer specifications
4.2 Soles and uppers are prepared in accordance with work requirements
4.3 Machines are set up and checked for correct operations
4.4 Shoes are assembled using the appropriate manual or machine construction techniques in accordance with work requirements


5. Finish shoe

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Finishing of shoe is conducted in accordance with specifications
5.2 Final quality check is assessed against work specifications
5.3 Construction problems are identified and addressed to ensure quality standards are met
5.4 Work is forwarded for preparation to despatch to client


1. Set up workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Appropriate assembly processes are determined and workstation is set up according to specifications and OHS practices


2. Perform preparatory work on shoe

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Work ticket is followed to collect, sort, assemble and reassemble parts
2.2 Conditioning is undertaken to reflect workplace procedures and according to, construction technique 2.3 Upper is blocked, rounded or randed as required to conform to the last shape
2.4 Counter or stiffener is inserted in accordance with workplace procedures and construction techniques
2.5 Insoles are prepared in accordance with specifications and to reflect construction techniques being used
2.6 Pre-cemented insoles and uppers are heat activated as appropriate
2.7 Bonding area is solvent wiped where roughing could damage the backing fabric
2.8 Track, belt or rack is loaded or workstation prepared to reflect various stages of production
2.9 Toe puff is applied using the appropriate machine methods as specified
2.10 Back part is moulded using hot and cold moulds in accordance with construction techniques and specifications
2.11 Specific processes are carried out as per workplace requirements


3. Last the shoe

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Uppers and insoles are attached as required in accordance with specifications
3.2 Shanks or stiffeners are attached as required
3.3 Stapling is applied as required
3.4 Toe puff is inserted
3.5 Last or foot form is checked before attaching insole and upper, checking for sizes
3.6 Toes and upper are conditioned in accordance with workplace procedure

Learning Outcomes

in this unit the learner will develop the skills associated with interpreting work specifications, planning and organising for safe and effective use of specialised custom made footwear construction technology and operations. This unit also requires an ability to check the quality of outcomes and identify and address problems relating to own work. Initiative and enterprise and problem solving will be used to combine a range of materials and processes to achieve desired design outcomes.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTFP4002B Custom made Footwear Patterns, LMTFP4003B Prepare, cut and sew custom-made shoe components, LMTFP4005B Fit Custom made footwear LMTFP2010B Repair Footwear Product, LMTGN2004B Work in a Team Environment and LMTGN3002B Organise and Plan own Work to form a cluster or learning program in the total development of a pair of custom-made shoes. In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical tasks.

• You will be required to undertake research outside of regular class times.
You will integrate skills across the design process & manufacturing process of custom-made shoes. With a focus on the use and experimentation of design & development processes which will result in the production of a pair of custom-made shoes.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 to 15
Student to:-

• Produce one pair of shoes.

• refine and investigate design and production requirements including materials to be used. Finalise design and make requirements.

• Produce and check patterns for shoes.

• Produce prototype of shoes.

• Fit shoes as required.

• Amend and adjust as required.

Week 16

• Present finished shoes for submission and handover.

Student feedback and presentation of finished shoes at School of fashion & Textiles End of Year Exhibition.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Bespoke Shoemaking: a comprehensive guide to hand made footwear – Skyrme, Tim

Other Resources

• Assorted Hand Tools
• Footwear components

Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary. Assessment will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting is required as well.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 – Develop Design & material component requirements for Custom Made Shoes.

Assessment 2 – Make Patterns for Custom Made Shoes.

Assessment 3 – Produce Pair of Custom Made Shoes

Assessment Matrix

 Develop Design & material component requirements for Custom Made Shoes..
Make Patterns for Custom Made Shoes.Produce Pair of Custom Made Shoes
1. Set up workstation                       X            X           X
2. Perform preparatory work on shoe                      X            X           X
3. Last the shoe              X            X
4. Assemble the shoe               X
5. Finish shoe

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