Course Title: Perform knitting operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213

Course Title: Perform knitting operations

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259201

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The unit applies to the preparation, operation, monitoring and adjusting of a commercial knitting machine used in the production of knitted textile products. This unit covers the hands-on skills required to set-up and operate a knitting machine.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To successfully undertake this course please  ensure you are concurrently enrolled in     LMTTD4001A    VART 5906C Produce Knitted Textile Samples

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2007B Perform knitting operations


1 Set up and load machine

2 Operate and monitor machine

3 Check product quality

4 Complete knitting process

Learning Outcomes

This Course is workshop and studio based and consists classroom activities and practical workshops. 

You  will undertake a variety of practical based assignments that  will enable you to demonstrate skills and knowledge to:
• check machine settings to meet production requirements
• monitor knitting machine according to defined procedures and methods
• make minor adjustments
• check product against quality standards
• load and unload products according to workplace practices
• complete records accurately and completely
• apply OHS practices in work operations

You will learn to maintain detailed records of many of the processes used and analyse the results of their producttin porcesses

There may be some industry visits, small group exercises, class discussion and demonstrations.

Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course you  must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.  

 Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

  • undertaking OHS checklists
  • identify appropriate materials and equipment to use to knit samples
  • maintain a technical file / work book to document processes and techniques
  • create knitted samples
  • maintain records and undertake analysis of production processes

You are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.