Course Title: Perform knitting operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: MANU7212C

Course Title: Perform knitting operations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rohani Osman


Nominal Hours: 50

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 course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to prepare, operate and monitor a knitting machine.

This course is delivered concurrently with VART5906C Produce Knitted Textile Sample

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2007B Perform knitting operations


1. Set up and load machine

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Specifications are checked to identify requirements for production. 1.2 Machine settings are checked to meet product requirements. 1.3 Yarns are identified, checked and loaded onto the knitting machine according to manufacturer specifications. 1.4 Non-conforming materials are reported. 1.5 Area around machine is kept clean during setting and loading.


2. Operate and monitor machine

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Knitting machine is started and stopped according to manufacturer requirements and OHS practices. 2.2 Machine is monitored to ensure correct operation. 2.3 Yarn supply is checked and replaced to ensure continuous flow to machine. 2.4 Waste is sorted. 2.5 Minor product process and machine faults are identified, corrected and reported. 2.6 Major machine faults are reported.


3. Check product quality

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Product is checked against quality standards. 3.2 Product is assessed for faults and non-conformances. 3.3 Product faults are rectified or reported.


4. Complete knitting process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Product is unloaded or removed according to manufacturer specifications. 4.2 Product is despatched to next process. 4.3 Cleaning of area is completed to ensure work environment is maintained in a safe and productive manner. 4.4 Production records and other documentation are accurately completed.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

This Course is delivered in a simulated industry environment.


You will undertake a variety of practical based assignments that involve using yarns, hand tools, machinery and equipment in a safe manner, to develop a range of samples .
You will learn to maintain detailed records of many of the processes used

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

Teaching Schedule

This course is delivered concurrently with VART5906C Produce Knitted Textile Samples

Please refer to the week by week teaching schedule published in the course guide  VART5906C Produce Knitted Textile Samples

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Students must bring the following to every knit class:

Lined note paper, double sided tape, A4 ring binder, plastic sleeves,Tapestry/Knitters darning needle, scissors, masking tape, ruler, tape measure, safety pins, pen, 2B pencil, zip lock bag or closable document wallet to store knit samples

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including observation, questioning and project work.

Assessment Tasks

Detailed Assessment requirements will be provided in class with each assessment task. 

These submission items for this course will be assessed as:

Competency Assessment Only:

CA - Competency Achieved
NYC - Not yet Competent

Assessment Task 1 – Technical File & Observation checklist  Due Week 12

Assessment Task 2 –  Collection  

PART A Swatch Book  Due Week 12

PART B Object  Due Week 15

Assessment Matrix


Elements                                         Assessment                                                                                                           

1. Interpret production requirements

Tech. File

Swatch book 


2. Produce knitted design sample 


Quiz & Observation Checklist
Swatch book, Object

3. Check quality of sample


Tech. File

Swatch book 


4. Complete production process


Tech. File

Swatch book 



Other Information


This course is run in a workshop environment, to comply with Occupational Health & Safety standards. Students that do not comply with the OH&S guidelines in the knit studio may have their studio access restricted.

You are required to wear sturdy, fully covered footwear at all times in the knitting studio.

Cover Sheet for Submissions: 
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission):
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. See Special consideration, appeals and discipline;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y for further information.

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