Course Title: Perform footwear finishing operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MANU7242C

Course Title: Perform footwear finishing operations

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: 60

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 knowledge and skills to perform finishing operations for footwear.  You will be able to plan, organise your processes identify and address production problems.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFP2009B Perform footwear finishing operations


1. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workbench and seating are set up and prepared according to safety standards and OHS practices .
1.2 Components are laid out in correct sequence.


2. Finish work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Finishing operations are performed according to customer specifications.
2.2 Footwear is checked against specifications to ensure correct sizing.
2.3 Faults are identified, reported and returned to appropriate section for repair according to quality standards.
2.4 Production and other records are completed.
2.5 Action is taken according to OHS practices to prevent accidents and to eliminate risks to personal safety.


3. Despatch footwear

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Pieces are bundled, stacked and stored or despatched.
3.2 Production faults are recorded.
3.3 Records are completed.

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 will be carried out in practical workshops for the skills and knowledge required to perform footwear finishing operations while producing shoes.

Teaching Schedule

Practical workshops for Perform footwear finishing operations 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 skills on how to perform footwear finishing activities for each pair of shoes produced for assessment.
Week 1-4 Development of Court Shoe - 1Pair
Week 5-11Development of Derby Shoe - 1Pair
Week 12-16 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 footwear finishing operations to a competent standard.
Student will submit for assessment a minimum of 2 pairs of shoes. Shoes are to be produced to a required industry standard, included in the production of these shoes, student will demonstrate how to perform footwear finishing operations, using safe & efficient methods.

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Task 1 Submission of one pair of ShoesAssessment Task 2 Submission of second pair of Shoes
1. Prepare workstation          X         X
2. Finish work          X         X
3. Despatch footwear          X         X

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