Course Title: Perform table-based operations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: MANU7243C

Course Title: Perform table-based operations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4238 - Certificate IV in Custom made Footwear

Course Contact : Ben Stranieri

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Andrew Robinson
Ph: 03 9925 9252

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

The unit applies to the preparation and production of components using table-based operations, working to defined procedures and methods.

You will develop skills and knowledge as it relates to table-based operations.  This applies to various aspects of footwear production processes, including preparation for cutting, preparation of uppers, preparation for assembly and making of shoes and components.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFP2011B Perform table-based operations


2. Prepare work station

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workstation is set up according to work requirements and to achieve operator comfort and minimise fatigue.
2.2 Tools are cleaned and checked and minor maintenance carried out to ensure operational readiness.
2.3 Records are maintained.


3. Carry out tablebased activities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Table-based operations , appropriate to production task, are performed to quality specifications.
3.2 Tools are used according to OHS practices to achieve specifications.
3.3 Appropriate materials are used correctly to achieve specifications.
3.4 OHS practices are followed.


1. Prepare work pieces

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work bundle is received, checked and any follow-up action assessed.
1.2 Quality of received component parts is assessed.
1.3 Work pieces are laid out in correct sequence.

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 consisting of theory and practical components will be carried out in practical workshops for the skills and knowledge required in the preparation and production of components using table-based operations while producing shoes.

Teaching Schedule

Practical workshops for Perform Table based Operations will be conducted in conjunction with other practical based learning. Workshops will including demonstration of techniques and students will be required to demonstrate their practical table based operations activities for each pair of shoes produced for assessment.
Week 1-4 Development of Court Shoe - 1Pair
Week 5-11 Development of Derby Shoe - 1Pair
Week 12-16 Development of Oxford Shoe - 1Pair

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Bespoke Shoemaking: a comprehensive guide to hand made footwear – Skyrme, Tim


Other Resources

• Assorted Hand Tools
• Footwear components

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

Student will demonstrate and answer relevant questions regarding the knowledge and skills required for Table Based Operations to a competent standard.

Student will submit for assessment three sets of complete working footwear patterns which are to include patterns for 1x Court style of Footwear, 1 x Derby style of Footwear and 1 x Oxford style of Footwear.

 In addition to the patterns, students will submit  1x pair of Oxford styled Shoes. And various leather shapes that have been skived,  folded and stitched as per instructions. 

Oxfords to be produced are to be made to a required acceptable industry standard. Included in the production of these shoes, students will perform table based operations using safe & efficient methods.

Assessment One: Due Week 3: Three Working Footwear patterns 

Assessment Two: Due Week 4-7: Various Leather shapes

Assessment Three: Due week 16: 1x pair of Oxford styled Shoes

Assessment Matrix


Assessment 1

3 x Working Patterns

Assessment 2

Various Leather shapes

Assessment 3

1 x Oxford styled Shoes

Prepare work pieces                X                      X                   X
Prepare work station                 X                      X                   X
Carry out table based activities                X                      X                   X

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