Course Title: Perform footwear finishing operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: MANU7389C

Course Title: Perform footwear finishing operations

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: 60

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 unit you will develop knowledge and skills to perform finishing operations on footwear. Finishing operations may include hand or machine tasks, such as attaching buckles, cutting loose threads, lacing shoes, inserting heel pads, attaching labels, polishing, cleaning, spraying, boxing and despatching. You will be able to plan, organise your processes identify and address production problems.

This course addresses the following units and all these units are clustered for delivery but may assessed separately.

MSTFP3002 - Hand last shoe

MSTFP3003 - Assemble shoe by hand

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFP2009 Perform footwear finishing operations


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) 1.2 Comply with work health and safety (WHS) MSTFP2009 Perform footwear finishing operations Date this document was generated: 4 July 2016 Approved Page 3 of 4 © Commonwealth of Australia, 3/22/2018 Manufacturing Skills Australia 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 for finishing

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Set up workbench and seating to achieve operator comfort and minimise fatigue 2.2 Prepare finishing materials 2.3 Lay out components in correct sequence


3 Finish work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Perform finishing operations according to customer specifications and workplace procedures 3.2 Check footwear against specifications to ensure correct sizing 3.3 Identify faults, report and return to appropriate section for repair according to quality standards 3.4 Complete production and other records


4 Check quality and despatch footwear

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Check work meets quality specifications 4.2 Bundle pieces, stack and store or despatch 4.3 Record production faults and complete 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 1

Introduction to course



Week 2


Week 3


Week 4


Week 5


Week 6


Week 7

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops Workshop  

Week 8

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops Workshop  

Week 9

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops Workshop Assessment 2 & 3 part 1: Court Shoe

Week 10

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops Workshop  

Week 11

Last styles Class Assessment 1 Last Q&A due

Week 12

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops Workshop Assessment 2 & 3 part 2: Derby Shoe

Week 13

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops Workshop  

Week 14 

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops Workshop  

Week 15

Last Styles and Bottom stock & finishing ops Workshop  

Week 16

Final class/assessment submission



Assessment 2 & 3 part 3: Sandal and Oxford

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

Task instructions

Assessment consists of the following 3 components:


Prepare and fit Insole to correct last and prepare Upper, shank, counter and Toe puff ready for lasting.

Perform finishing operations on Court shoes. Clean and Buff resin soles as required.

2. Derby

Prepare and attach Rand, Leather sole, and Heel on Derby Shoe

Perform finishing operations on Derby leather soles. Wax, stain or colour as required


Complete finishing operations, insert Cushion and Sock for Oxford shoe.

Clean, polish, box and complete paperwork for Oxford shoe.


Summary and purpose of assessment

For this assessment you must obtain a satisfactory level in ALL components to receive an overall Satisfactory mark.

 This assessment will take place in the Footwear workshop. 

You will be assessed on applying to correct technique for finishing off all 3 shoes and present the shoes as a saleable standard.  As per Task instructions in the tables below.

Court shoe.

Construct Resin sole unit for attaching to upper.

Remove Court shoe from last.

Measure and insert cushion and sock, ensure correct fit.

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

Clean Resin soles and apply “touch up” if required.

Final inspection, boxed and complete paperwork

 Derby Shoe

Leather soles are prepared and attached.

Soles are stained as per individual requirements

Heels are selected and prepared for attaching.

Heels are attached according to production requirements.

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

Final inspection, boxed and complete paperwork

Oxford Shoes

Leather soles are buffed and stained correctly

Rhand is attached according to style requirements

Heels are selected and prepared for attaching.

Sloes and heels are attached and trimmed using trimmer

Final inspection, boxed and complete paperwork

WHS considerations. You will need to work in a clean and uncluttered work space, use correct technique and keep fingers away from the cutting edge of the knife. Adhere to safety requirements of correctly enclosed Footwear and correct procedure for using and carrying a knife.

Adhere to the correct use of PPE and SOP required for any machines use to complete this task.


Conditions for assessment

This assessment is to take place in the Footwear workshop. Assistance or clarification may be sought from your teacher but work is to be done by you.


Observation Checklist

Not applicable


Verbal Questions to be asked during the observations

Not applicable


Feedback and grades

Verbal Feedback will be provided throughout the pattern making process where necessary. And final written feedback and Final outcome will be provided on assessment sheet.


Assessment tasks will receive the following outcomes:


Not Satisfactory/Not Observed 

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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