Course Title: Perform minor maintenance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MIET6157C

Course Title: Perform minor maintenance

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: 30

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 covers the skills and knowledge to provide minor maintenance of footwear production machines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2005B Perform minor maintenance


1. Operate machine and assess performance

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Machine is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements.
1.2 Machine operation is monitored to ensure correct procedures are assessed and product meets quality standards.
1.3 Problem with machine is identified and reported.


2. Rectify minor machine fault

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Minor machine and associated equipment and tool faults are identified and addressed where necessary to meet specified requirements, and are reported.
2.2 Major machine or product faults are identified and documented, and appropriate personnel informed.
2.3 Machine maintenance records and other documentation are accurately completed.


3. Clean and lubricate machine

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Machine is cleaned according to OHS practices and schedules, and manufacturer cleaning instructions.
3.2 Machine is lubricated according to workplace requirements and schedules, and manufacturer lubricating instructions.


4. Check machine operation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Machine is checked to ensure correct operation.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit students will develop knowledge and skills as it relates to problem solving skills and initiative and enterprise to identify and act on minor machine faults within area of own responsibility. This unit also requires planning and organising to safely and efficiently use, check and clean and lubricate machines and technology used in TCF industries. Communication skills are also required to document and report faults and maintenance information.

Details of Learning Activities

Integrated learning consisting of theory and practical components relating to the maintence and of machinery in the context of making footwear. Work is carried out in practical workshops, in a simulated workplace environment, to enhance the development of the skills and knowledge required to maintain machinery and equipment when making footwear product.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 – 16

Identify maintenance requirements for machinery.

Develop a schedule for all students to participate in maintenance program.

Schedule to include:
- Weekly
- Monthly
- Bi-annual
- Annual

Maintenance Requirements:

Machines to be included in program:
1. Skiver
2. Sewing machines - flat
- post
- zig-zag
- slipper-binder

3. Finishing machines: -sander
- buffer

4. Splitting machine - requirements for vegetable tan and upper leather.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 may be required as well.

Assessment Tasks

Students required to participate in Practical Workshop “Roster of Participation” for machine maintenance. Sign off on participation on the Machine Maintenance Roster.

Assessment Matrix

 Machine Maintenance Roster.
1. Operate machine and assess performance           X
2. Rectify minor machine fault           X
3. Clean and lubricate machine           X
4. Check machine operation           X

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