Course Title: Make patterns for custom-made footwear

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2019

Course Code: MANU7375C

Course Title: Make patterns 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 covers the skills and knowledge required to develop patterns for custom-made footwear designs. 

The unit of competency applies to making patterns for custom-made shoes and may involve the selection and modification of existing patterns. Design specifications may be workplace or client initiated. Discretion and judgement is required for both self and others in planning and selecting processes, procedures and outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFP4002 Make patterns for custom-made footwear


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. Prepare to make patterns for custom-made footwear

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Interpret design requirements from design brief and determine design specifications 2.2 Clarify patternmaking requirements 2.3 Select samples of required materials and footwear components for use in patternmaking


3. Develop patterns for custom-made footwear

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Make pattern specifications based on client's measurements and in line with budget, timeframe and costs 3.2 Select appropriate techniques to prepare pattern and achieve design according to workplace procedures 3.3 Prepare patterns with reference to last construction 3.4 Make initial upper design on 3-D last 3.5 Accurately translate information from 3-D last master to 2-D working patterns 3.6 Produce standard and working patterns of both upper and sole in line with specifications, accepted standards and construction tolerances 3.7 Review pattern and make modifications that accurately reflect selected materials, shoe style and specific client requirements


4. Test pattern

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Make a mock-up or diagnostic fitting with allowance for difference between diagnostic and final materials 4.2 Evaluate diagnostic fitting and review proposed construction and materials in line with design and fit

Learning Outcomes

In this unit the learner will develop the required knowledge and skills associated with planning and organising for safe and effective use of specialised patternmaking technology and operations. This unit also requires an ability to check the quality of outcomes and identify and address problems relating to own work. Initiative and enterprise and problem solving will be used to document patterns to reflect design requirements.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will learn to:

  • Develop patterns for custom-made footwear designs for a full range of leathers and other appropriate textiles and materials.

Teaching Schedule

This course is delivered face to face.

Cluster Schedule:  Custom made shoe                                              Semester 2: 2019



Readings and Activities


Week 1 

Introduction to Patterns and Prototype making.

Introduction to writing and maintaining a production/prototype diary, in conjunction with Product engineering & Sustainability cluster.


Assessments assigned:

1) Pattern Production

2) Prototype


Week 2

 Make Patterns 



Week 3 


Make Patterns



Week 4 


Material investigation and selection

Workshop / assignment progressMid-semester progress review: Final shoe

Week 5

Source chosen materialsWorkshop / assignment progressMid-semester progress review: patterns

Week 6


Source chosen materials

Workshop / assignment progress 

Week 7

Construction methods explored to determine requirements or suitable machines for the construction of Footwear.

WorkshopMid-semester progress review for prototypes on construction.

Week 8


Begin making prototypes

WorkshopMid-semester progress review for final shoe





Week 9


Making prototypes

Workshop / assignment progressMid-semester progress review for patterns

Week 10


Making prototypes


Week 11


Making prototypes


Week 12


Making prototypes

Workshop / assignment progressMid-semester progress review:  prototypes and final shoe

Week 13

Completion of final prototypesWorkshop / AssessmentsAssessment Due: Final working patterns

Week 14

Final construction of shoesWorkshop  

Week 15


Final construction of shoes


Week 16

Submission of assignments


Assessment Due: Prototypes

Assessment Due: Final Shoe

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

The working patterns are to be produced in conjunction with the process of producing prototype patterns. The Prototype patterns are the initial patterns made and then altered as necessary to produce the final Working patterns.

Conditions for assessment

Submission will be in week 13. However time will be allocated during class for the duration of Semester 2, for students to seek advice relating to the development of the final patterns.


Criteria for Assessment

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this assessment must be relevant to your design and be completed to a satisfactory standard to obtain a Competent grade.

Examples of evidence to include but not exclusive to are:

Following standard operating procedures (SOPs), safe work practices

applying relevant standards

problem solving

confirming specifications

making calculations

assessing options for method of production

making prototypes

adjusting patterns

production of final patterns

Completed paperwork


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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.



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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