Course Title: Machine upper according to product requirements

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4389 Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

Course Title: Machine upper according to product requirements

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 50

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 2018,
Term1 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Paul Castro Alvarez

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259234

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge to machine uppers according to product requirements. You are required to work to quality requirements and identify any processing problems.

The unit applies to loading, guiding and unloading a range of machine types to sew shoe uppers. It includes guided and freehand sewing. Sewing includes corners, curves, complex shapes, and contouring and joining of different materials. Sewing techniques include those where the positioning, feeding and handling of work pieces involves discretional changes, contouring or critical stopping points, or involving the special handling skills required to accommodate variations in materials and meet product requirements.

This course is clustered for delivery with the MSTFP2005 - Operate machine to sew upper

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MSTFP2005 - Operate machine to sew upper

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFP2006 Machine upper according to product requirements


1 Determine job requirements

2 Prepare to sew upper

3 Perform machine sewing

4 Conduct final quality check and despatch work

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.

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.

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