Course Title: Assemble shoe by hand

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MANU7246C

Course Title: Assemble shoe by hand

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

LMTFP2001B Identify materials used in footwear production

Course Description

In this course you will develop and apply the skills and knowledge to assemble shoes. You will have the opportunity to work independently to plan and prepare to assemble your shoes using mainly hand processes.  You will plan and coordinating processes according to set timelines and quality requirements. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFP3003B Assemble shoe by hand


1. Set up workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workstation is set up, appropriate to construction process being used.

1.2 Tools, machines and equipment are set up, checked and adjusted for correct operation.

1.3 Adjustments are made to machines to accommodate specific product requirements.

1.4 Records are maintained.


2. Prepare parts for assembly

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Work ticket is followed to collect and sort parts including last, uppers, insoles, heels and soles.

2.2 Parts and components are prepared and positioned, appropriate to construction process.

2.3 The sequencing of operations to meet job specifications and timeframes is determined.


3. Assemble the shoe

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Shoe components are positioned according to construction process to be used.

3.2 Shoe components are attached and assembled in correct sequence.

3.3 Shoe is slipped from last.

3.4 Uppers, heels, edges and soles are finished off using appropriate hand and machine operations and materials.

3.5 Shoe assembly is conducted according to OHS practices


4. Conduct final quality check and despatch work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Final quality check is conducted to ensure compliance with job specifications and workplace quality standards.

4.2 Corrections are made to product as required to meet specifications.

4.3 Work is despatched to next stage.

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 Assemble shoe by hand 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 Assemble shoe by hand 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 assemble shoes by hand 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 to assemble shoes by hand 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. Prepare parts for assembly



3. Assemble the shoe



4. Conduct final quality check and despatch work



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