Course Title: Perform stuff cutting

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MANU7238C

Course Title: Perform stuff cutting

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4238 - Certificate IV in Custom made Footwear

Course Contact : Ben Stranieri

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Robinson
Ph: 03 9925 9252

Nominal Hours: 40

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 unit you will develop the skills and knowledge to assess and cut different qualities and types of materials.  You will learn to plan and organise, and identify any processing problems when you perform stuff cutting.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFP2002B Perform stuff cutting


1. Set up workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workstation is set up to reflect specifications and to achieve operator comfort and minimise fatigue.

1.2 Machines are cleaned and checked for irregularities.

1.3 Cutting board is routinely cleaned, turned and maintained.

1.4 Striker plate is regularly checked for distortion and damage and irregularities reported.

1.5 Records are maintained.


2. Assess materials

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Materials are correctly assessed and graded against specifications.

2.2 Various types and finish of synthetics and fabrics are checked according to work ticket.

2.3 Materials are sorted according to colour, shade and specifications.


3. Cut materials

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Knives and patterns are used to gain optimal materials use against workplace quality standards.

3.2 Machines are started up and shut down according to safety regulations.

3.3 Knives are selected according to job specifications and size requirements and used according to OHS practices .

3.4 Pressures on press are adjusted to knife size and shape.

3.5 Parts are cut to workplace quality standards in relation to materials flaws.

3.6 Individual pairs are selected and colour and grain matched to workplace quality standards.

3.7 Pairs are cut to achieve best yield according to appropriate allowance.

3.8 Distortions and defects on press cutting knives, dies and cutting boards are identified and appropriate action taken.

3.9 Work is carried out according to OHS practices.


4. Check finished product

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Finished product is checked against workplace quality standards.

4.2 Faults are recorded.

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

Integrated learning consisting of theory and practical components carried out in practical workshops, in a simulated workplace environment, in the skills and knowledge required to develop custom-made footwear product.

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1 – 18
Practical workshops for Perform Stuff Cutting will be conducted in conjunction with other practical based learning. Workshops will including demonstration of techniques and students will be required to demonstrate their practical stuff cutting activities for each pair of shoes produced for assessment.
Week 1-5 Development of Court Shoe - 1Pair
Week 6-12 Development of Derby Shoe - 1Pair
Week 13-18 Development of Oxford Shoe - 1Pair

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

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and 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. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks.

All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is encouraged.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Student will demonstrate and answer relevant questions regarding the knowledge and skills required to perform stuff cutting to a competent standard.

Student will submit for assessment a minimum of 2 pairs of shoes (students choose which two of the three shoe styles they make to be assessed). Shoes to be produced to a required industry standard, included in the production of these shoes, student will demonstrate how they perform stuff cutting using safe & efficient methods.

Assessment Matrix

 Assesment Task 1 Submission of one pair of Shoes Assesment Task 2 Submission of second pair of Shoes
1. Set up workstation



2. Assess materials



3. Cut materials



4. Check finished product



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