Course Title: Operate machine to sew upper

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: MANU7387C

Course Title: Operate machine to sew upper

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: tallal.khan@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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

None

Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge to align and sew uppers for footwear production. This unit applies to loading, guiding and unloading machines to sew shoe uppers. Sewing involves basic sewing techniques, such as sewing in straight lines and using one type of material. 

This course is clustered for delivery with the MSTFP2006 - Machine upper according to product requirements


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFP2005 Operate machine to sew upper

Element:

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

Element:

2 Prepare to sew upper

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Check work bundle, assess quality of component parts and lay out work pieces in correct sequence 2.2 Set up workbench and seating to achieve operator comfort and minimise fatigue 2.3 Clean and check machine, and adjust machine settings according to manufacturer instructions and specifications for work 2.4 Select threads according to specifications, check needle types and attachments, and change parts and worn needles as necessary 2.5 Set stitch length, set up tension and test against specifications 2.6 Test machine for correct operation

Element:

3 Perform machine sewing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select pieces according to size, colour and style 3.2 Accurately position materials and sew uppers to achieve required specifications 3.3 Machine seams to achieve specific results and trim threads 3.4 Regularly check performance of machine for signs of faulty performance and take follow-up action to address faulty machine performance

Element:

4 Conduct final quality check and despatch work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check final product to ensure workplace quality requirements are met 4.2 Address production faults according to workplace procedures 4.3 Bundle uppers, stack and store or despatch 4.4 Record production faults as required 4.5 Complete work records


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

Integrated learning activities in this course consists 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

Course Schedule: Semester 1, 2019

Week

Topic

Activities

Assessment

Week 1

Introduction to course

Class

 

Week 2

Paper exercisesWorkshop 

Week 3

Paper exercisesWorkshop 

Week 4

Paper exercisesWorkshopAssessment 1: Practical paper exercises due

Week 5

Leather shapesWorkshopAssessment 2 part 1: Sewing uppers due

Week 6

Leather shapes / Derby uppersWorkshop 

Week 7

Re-thread sewing machineDemonstration/observationAssessment 2 part 2: Derby uppers due

Week 8

Re-thread sewing machineDemonstration/observationAssessment observation: Re-thread sewing machine

Week 9

 Workshop 

Week 10

 

Workshop

 

Week 11

 

Workshop

 

Week 12

 

Workshop

 

Week 13

 

Workshop

 

Week 14 

Oxford uppers

Workshop

 

Week 15

Oxford uppers

Workshop

 

Week 16

Final class/assessment submission

Workshop

 

Assessment 2 part 3: Oxford uppers due


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment


Assessment Tasks

There are 3 main assessments for this unit:

1) Paper exercises

2) re-thread sewing machine

3) Sew uppers

Tasks that you need to perform to a satisfactory standard in order for you to be marked competent are:

Complete appropriate paperwork

Correctly setup and use sewing machine as per work health and safety (WHS) requirements

Remove bobbin and Top thread

Areas around tables and work benches are clear of tripping hazards

Follow SWI's for Flat bed sewing machine.

Identify and adjust machines stitch length, adjust machine settings as necessary

Sew along the lines on the paper patterns stopping and starting correctly at the ends.

Identify pattern templates

Conditions for assessment

All material will be supplied by RMIT for this assessment.

Which will include:

Sewing machine

Practice sewing cards

 

Production Operations

 

Identify pattern templates and mark out on leather.  Alternate pattern “F” to get pattern “G”.

Patterns are placed in a way that minimises waste.

Use safe WHS procedures in cutting leather.

 

Correctly using/storing equipment as per work health and safety (WHS) requirements

 

Identify the properties and correct thickness of leather. Cut leather correctly using clicking knife. And pattern placement to avoid any imperfections.

Equipment is checked, knives sharpened as required.

Areas around tables and work benches are clear of tripping hazards

Follow SOP for Skiving and/or Splitting machine and prepare pattern pieces for folding.

Attach lining to folded pieces as required

 

Follow workplace policy for recycling and minimising waste.

 

Operate Sewing machine

Set up sewing machine and use test piece of scrap leather to test machine set up.

Following SOP, use sewing machine to sew simulated back seam on pieces F+G

Identify and adjust machines stitch length and tension, adjust machine settings as necessary

Sew around simulated Top line correctly, trimming excess lining off.

 

Derby and Oxford uppers.

Assessment is on the submission of 1x pair of completed Derby Style and  1x pair of completed Oxford Style shoes. Individual components will be assessed as per the Student assessment brief which will be handed out in class during week 1. The Derby’s are to be produced in accordance with both the pattern and/or construction methods from the book “Pattern cutting- step by step- Frank Jones.”

The sewing is to be done with correct thread and stitch selection. And to include back stitching where required and all threads trimmed as per industry standard.

 

For the Derby shoes,the work will be assessed as per the table description below.

Production in Footwear

Select last and produce patterns

Use safe WHS procedures in all cutting operations.

 

Correctly using/storing equipment as per work health and safety (WHS) requirements

 

Select the appropriate materials for counters, toe puff, rand and soles and prepare for attaching.

Footwear Assembly

Planning and organising skills – prepare all resources required for lasting upper- Insole, closed upper, silver pen, knife, Leather toe puff & counter, shanks, rand.

Equipment is checked, knives sharpened as required.

Follow workplace policy for recycling and minimising waste.

Last upper and lining with leather toe puff and counter prepared by hand skiving and attached.

Shanks attached and filler pieces in forepart included and smoothed to correct height

Heels are selected and prepared for attaching.

Clean and then polish, completed shoe removing excess adhesive and buffing or repairing any damage during production.

Final inspection, boxed and complete paperwork

 

For the Oxford shoes,the work will be assessed as per the table description below.

Production in Footwear

Select last and produce patterns

Use safe WHS procedures in cutting leather.

 

Correctly using/storing equipment as per work health and safety (WHS) requirements

 

Select the appropriate materials for counters, toe puff, rand and soles and prepare.

Production Operations

 

Identify the properties and correct thickness of sole leather. Cut leather correctly using clicking press if required, avoiding blemishes.

Equipment is checked, knives sharpened as required.

Heels are selected and prepared for attaching.

Areas around tables and work benches are clear of tripping hazards

Follow SOP for sewing machines and clicking press

 

Identify and adjust machines stitch length and tension to sew correctly

 

Follow workplace policy for recycling and minimising waste.

 

Footwear Assembly

Planning and organising skills – prepare all resources required for lasting upper- Insole, closed upper, silver pen, knife, Toe puff & counter, shanks, rand.

Last upper and lining with toe puff and counter to be included

Measure and insert cushion and sock, ensure fit.

Clean and then polish, completed shoe removing excess adhesive and buffing or repairing any damage during production.

Final inspection, boxed and complete paperwork

Operate Sewing machine

Close upper and lining in correct sequence

Adjust machine settings as necessary

Conditions for assessment

All material will be supplied by RMIT for this assessment.

Which will include:

Sewing machine

Leather

Lasts

 

Observation Checklist

 Not applicable

 

Verbal Questions to be asked during the observations

Not applicable

 

Instructions on submitting supporting material (if required)

Completed assessment shoes to submitted with a completed cover sheet (hard copy) which will be supplied by your Teacher. 

 

Feedback and grades

Feedback on your assessment will be released via the Grades item in the left menu. Assessment tasks will receive the following outcomes:

Competent

Not Yet Competent


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: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students

A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/

 

Attendance:

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.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/acadprogress

 

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. http://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/studentadmin/assessment/authorisation

 

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.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/adjustment

 

Special consideration Policy:

If you wish to apply for special consideration, follow this link for the procedure.http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

 

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. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

 

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.

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

 

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