Course Title: Perform minor maintenance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MIET6157C

Course Title: Perform minor maintenance

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3221 - Certificate III in Textile Production

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

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Nominal Hours: 30

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 course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to provide minor maintenance of production machines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2005B Perform minor maintenance


1 Operate machine and assess performance

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Machine is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements.
1.2 Machine operation is monitored to ensure correct procedures are assessed and product meets quality standards.
1.3 Problem with machine is identified and reported.


2 Rectify minor machine fault

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Minor machine and associated equipment and tool faults are identified and addressed where necessary to meet specified requirements, and are reported.
2.2 Major machine or product faults are identified and documented, and appropriate personnel informed.
2.3 Machine maintenance records and other documentation are
accurately completed.


3 Clean and lubricate machine

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Machine is cleaned according to OHS practices and schedules, and manufacturer cleaning instructions.
3.2 Machine is lubricated according to workplace requirements and schedules, and manufacturer lubricating instructions.


4 Check machine operation

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Machine is checked to ensure correct operation.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will be able to operate the machine and assess performance, rectify any minor machine faults, clean and lubricate the machine and check machine operation.

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed. The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed.

When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work would be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.

RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 5 means within a workplace training context as follows:

1. Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2. Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3. Complete manuals 4 hours
4. Skill development to competency 30 hours 
5. Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be in the form of observation of your ability to operate the machine and assess performance, rectify any minor machine faults, clean and lubricate the machine and check machine operation. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you demonstrate your ability to operate the machine and assess performance, rectify any minor machine faults, clean and lubricate the machine and check machine operation (you can check the performance criteria above for more detials of these skills). You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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