Course Title: Perform spotting function in dry cleaning operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3285 Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

Course Title: Perform spotting function in dry cleaning operations

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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


Term1 2012,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to perform spotting techniques on articles received for dry cleaning. It includes identifying a wide range of stains on a variety of fabrics, determining spotting requirements and suitable spotting agents, and carrying out spotting procedures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTDC3003A Perform spotting function in dry cleaning operations


1. Identify spotting agents

2. Identify stain

3. Determine spotting requirements

4. Prepare to carry out spotting procedure

5. Carry out spotting procedure

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to Identify stains on articles, identify and understand the uses of spotting agents, determine spotting requirements and carry out spotting procedures using the equipment in a dry cleaning enterprise.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation of work you have performed and by questioning for underpinning knowledge.