Course Title: Operate a weaving loom

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213

Course Title: Operate a weaving loom

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This Unit will give you the skills and knowledge to operate a loom.  All classes are delivered in a simulated industry environment, in fully equipped weaving studios with access to sampling and production looms.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To undertake this course you must be concurrently enrolled in VART 5907C Produce Woven Textile Samples

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2006B Operate a weaving loom


Assist in set-up and loading of weaving loom

Check product quality

Complete weaving process

Operate and monitor weaving loom

Learning Outcomes

This studio based course gives students the opportunity through practical projects to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:
• check machine settings to meet production requirements
• monitor loom according to workplace procedures
• make minor adjustments to equipment
• check product against quality standards
• load and unload products according to workplace practices
• complete records accurately and completely
• apply OHS practices in work operations

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency. Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including recording all technical documentation in a workbook and checklists completed by the class teacher during class exercises. Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher. All work must be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.