Course Title: Control production in a section of a TCF enterprise

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUSM8831C

Course Title: Control production in a section of a TCF enterprise

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3395 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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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

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to control operations within a section of a textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) enterprise, to ensure production is efficient and meets established targets.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTGN3001 Control production in a section of a TCF enterprise


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)
1.2 Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times
1.3 Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs
1.4 Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions


2 Identify requirements for efficient production

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify machine operations, staffing, resources and production processes within work area
2.2 Identify production targets for work area and communicate tasks, roles and responsibilities to team members
2.3 Set and adjust machines according to workplace procedures
2.4 Plan to implement quality standards, workplace procedures and WHS practices
2.5 Interpret production specifications and key conditions affecting production
2.6 Identify supply and production scheduling requirements for area


3 Monitor and assess production efficiency

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Check compliance with specified requirements to ensure work flow and efficiency is maintained
3.2 Identify, report or record non-compliance and interruption to work flow, and investigate to determine causes
3.3 Assess production outcomes against targets
3.4 Implement ongoing monitoring activities to assess production efficiency
3.5 Seek additional information, as required, to monitor efficiency


4 Control production to achieve efficiency targets

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Set or interpret production standards to meet production targets
4.2 Recommend or implement corrective or preventative action to correct non-compliance
4.3 Use effective communication to communicate targets and procedures to team members and other relevant personnel
4.4 Manage production schedules and ensure supply of resources to maintain work flow
4.5 Schedule maintenance of machinery, as required

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

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed. The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed.

When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work would be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 6 means within a workplace training context as follows:

1. Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2. Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3. Workshop 6 hours
4. Complete manuals 4 hours
5. Supervised skill development to competency 14 hours
6. Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include activities to show theoretical understanding, practical demonstration and questioning. Full assessment briefs will be provided.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify requirements for efficient production, monitor and assess production efficiency plus control production to achieve efficiency targets (you can check the performance criteria above for more details of these skills). You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge in all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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