Course Title: Hand last shoe

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: MANU7245C

Course Title: Hand last shoe

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 the skills and knowledge to plan and prepare to last shoes using hand processes.  You will learn to identify and address production problems.  Self management skills are developed to ensure safe use of technology and conformance of own work to quality standards.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFP3002B Hand last shoe


1. Prepare workstation and components

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work bundle is received, checked and any follow-up action taken.
1.2 Quality of received component parts is assessed.
1.3 Work pieces are laid out in correct sequence.
1.4 Tools are checked.
1.5 Records are maintained.


2. Attach insole and upper to form

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Last or foot form is checked before attaching insole and upper checking for sizes.
2.2 Insole is attached to last by hand, positioning it to shape of last and to match size and pairs.
2.3 Toes and upper are positioned.


3. Hand last the shoe

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Upper is positioned precisely and manipulated through lasting process, checking for correct operations and adjusting as required to achieve quality requirements and to reflect construction technique.
3.2 Adjustments are made as required to achieve placement.
3.3 Shanks and stiffeners are attached and staples are applied as required.
3.4 Lasting is conducted according to OHS practices


4. String last as required

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Holes are punched in shoe bottom by hand or by machine as required.
4.2 Upper is placed on last and upper is secured in place by tacks.
4.3 Opposite holes are stitched and pulled tight by hand or machine using waxed string and tacks are removed.


5. Despatch completed work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Work is bundled, stacked and stored or despatched.
5.2 Production faults are recorded.
5.3 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 for hand lasting shoes when producing footwear.

Teaching Schedule

Practical workshops to Hand last a shoe will be conducted in conjunction with other practical based learning. Workshops will include demonstration of techniques and students will be required to demonstrate their ability to hand last a shoe for each pair of shoes produced for assessment.
Week 1-4 Development of Court Shoe - 1Pair
Week 5-11 Development 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 hand last a shoe to a competent standard using safe & efficient methods.
Student will submit for assessment a minimum of 2 pairs of shoes. Shoes are to be produced to a required industry standard. The work related to hand last a shoe will also be assessed in the finished shoes presented for assessment.

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Task 1
Submission of one pair of Shoes
Assessment Task 2
Submission of second pair of Shoes
1. Prepare workstation and components          X          X
2. Attach insole and upper to form          X          X
3. Hand last the shoe          X          X
4. String last as required          X          X
5. Despatch completed work          X          X


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