Course Title: Develop design for custom-made footwear

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: MANU7374C

Course Title: Develop design for custom-made footwear

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4389 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

Course Contact: Tallal Khan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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 of competency applies to interpreting design requirements in consultation with client, determining specifications and developing the design for custom-made footwear. Work may involve individual and team activities.



National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFP4001 Develop design for custom-made footwear


1. Research footwear designs

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access information sources on footwear design and construction techniques, to ensure knowledge is current 1.2 Analyse current and historical trends in footwear design and construction techniques 1.3 Analyse impact of footwear componentry designs on footwear 1.4 Analyse footwear designs for various purposes 1.5 Analyse current industry practices and relate to own work


2. Determine design requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Confirm purpose of footwear with client 2.2 Confirm requirements for footwear design with client 2.3 Use communication skills to identify key priorities of client 2.4 Use design tools to develop design concepts 2.5 Explore preliminary design concepts with the client using sketches, pictures, software tools or sample shoes


3. Measure and assess foot

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take measurements of foot in accordance with work health and safety (WHS) practices to determine footwear size requirements 3.2 Perform gait analysis to obtain baseline data of client's walk pattern 3.3 Conduct trial fit using commercial footwear or client's own footwear according to workplace procedures


4. Confirm footwear design

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Calculate cost estimates and provide to client 4.2 Finalise design to be used for footwear production and confirm order 4.3 Document design and requirements

Learning Outcomes

On the successful completion of this unit you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Integrated learning activities in this course consist of theory and practical components carried out in a workshop environment. Throughout the course, you will develop the skills and knowledge to create custom-made footwear products.  You will learn to use and work with a range of materials, suppliers and components used in footwear manufacturing.


Teaching Schedule

This unit is delivered with the MANU7379C - Assist in preparation of preliminary design concepts unit.




Date of Class




Course Overview

Week by Week and Design Timeline

Equipment Requirements


Introduction to Assessment 1 – Specification Package

Specification Sheet Introduction

Preliminary specification

CAD exercise

Requirement – bring shoe completed last Semester



Introduction to Assessment 2 – Design Your Range

Colour theory – Colour wheel, contrast, seasons

Colour Trends

Design Challenge – adapt existing design


Draw Existing Shoe – CAD demonstration

Complete specification



Mind map of range

Design Brief Development


Assessment 1 – Due

Design Elements Exercise

Sourcing inspiration – Pinterest





Photoshop Introduction – selecting, masking, filtering

Mood board



Sketching of range with feedback


NGV visit



Sketching of range with feedback


Fabrication and components




Illustrator refresher

Draw Own Design – basic outline


Illustrator – extracting jpeg. image

Put together a range board




Fabrication and components


Finalise CAD presentation

Finalise presentation of range


Mid Semester Break: 27th August – Friday 7th September



Assessment 2 – Due

Introduce Assessment 3 – Develop Team and Concept


Group strengths activity and role identification

Allocation of Brand



Initial research and concept development


Finalise concepts and collate research



Assessment 3 – Due

Introduce Assessment 4 – Team Design and Present

Development presentation

Design Development – group development feedback loop

Sourcing of materials


Continue Assessment 4.

Design Development – group development feedback loop

Sourcing of materials



Continue Assessment 4.

Prepare presentation



Assessment 4 – Due

Assessment 4 presentations



Assessment 4 – Due

Assessment 4 presentations


Introduce Assessment 5 – Present your product



Photograph product and edit


Specification Package – own design

Resource package - suppliers



Develop final presentation 


Develop final presentation



Develop final presentation


Finalise Assessment 5

Assessment 5 – Due




Feedback Week




Due to unforeseen circumstances, details within this document are subject to change. Students will be notified by email of any changes.

Attendance at class is a requirement of evidence of participation and is recorded. If you are unable to attend a class please notify via email and arrange to catch up on the work missed. This is your responsibility to do so.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed in accordance with the competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on Canvas for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

  • CA: Competency Achieved
  • NYC: Not Yet Competent
  • DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration (or Course Coordinator).

Other Information

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Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.


Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.


Special consideration Policy

If you wish to apply for special consideration, follow this link for the procedure.


Penalties for late Submission of Assignments  (F&T)

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:

  • Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
  • Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
  • Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
  • Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
  • Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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