Course Title: Apply quality standards

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: MIET6155C

Course Title: Apply quality standards

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: 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

The unit applies to assessing work activities and completed work against workplace practices and quality standards.

You will develop skills and knowledge to apply quality system instructions when performing a range of production tasks. Team work and communication skills are also required to understand impact of your work activities on the broader production process. This unit also requires an ability to apply problem solving skills, initiative and enterprise to identify and investigate faults or inconsistencies in work quality. Learning skills are required to continuously assess own work against required outcomes and gain the skills and knowledge required in order to meet quality standards.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTGN2002B Apply quality standards


1. Work within a quality system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Instructions and procedures are followed and duties performed according to requirements of a quality system .
1.2 Impact of quality system on own work is identified


2. Assess own work

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Concepts of product quality in the workplace are identified.
2.2 Work is continuously checked for compliance with quality standards relevant to the operation being undertaken.
2.3 Impact of work activities on next in line process or final product outcomes is identified.
2.4 Faulty pieces or final products are identified.
2.5 Where required, the faults and any identified causes are recorded and reported to designated personnel .


4. Investigate causes of quality deviations

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Causes of deviations from specified quality standards for materials, component parts or final products are investigated and reported, as required, using appropriate measuring techniques.
4.2 Suitable preventative action is recommended based on workplace quality standards.
4.3 Deviations due to skill limitations are identified and further skill development sought.


5. Complete documentation

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Information on quality and other indicators of production performance is recorded.
5.2 All production processes and outcomes are recorded.


3. Assess quality of materials, component parts or final products

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Received materials, component parts or final products are checked for compliance with quality standards and specifications.
3.2 Impact of the received materials or component parts on next in line process or final outcomes is identified.
3.3 Materials, component parts or products are measured, if and as required, using appropriate measuring techniques.
3.4 Faulty materials or component parts related to the operator's work are identified and isolated.
3.5 Where required, the faults and any identified causes are recorded and/or reported to the designated personnel.
3.6 Causes of any identified faults are investigated and addressed by corrective action or referral to designated personnel.

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 carried out in practical workshops, in a simulated workplace environment, in the skills and knowledge required to develop custom-made footwear product. Working within a quality system, appropriate quality checks will be applied In the development of footwear product and actions taken to rectify any quality issues identified.

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1-16
Sessions for Apply Quality Standards will be integrated with the practical tasks associated with the production of shoes.
Students will learn the theory of identifying quality issues and methods for resolving quality issues.

The theory will then be put into practice by students undertaking quality checks, identifying faults, resolving quality issues and completing reports for Quality Standards, while producing 3 pairs (1x Court, 1x Derby, 1x Oxford) style of shoes as part of their learning in the footwear program.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


Other Resources

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

Students will complete a Quality Check & Discrepancy form for each pair of shoes produced.

As the patterns and construction for the Court, Derby, and Oxford style of shoes are all different to each other. Students will investigate and reflect their findings with increasing scrutiny for each subsequent Quality Check & Discrepancy form submitted for assessment.


Assessment One: Due Week 9, Court Shoe Quality Check & Discrepancy form.

Assessment Two: Due Week 12, Derby Shoe Quality Check & Discrepancy form.

Assessment Three: Due Week 16, Oxford Shoe Quality Check & Discrepancy form.

Assessment Matrix


 Court Shoe Quality Check & Discrepancy formDerby Shoe Quality Check & Discrepancy formOxford Shoe Quality Check & Discrepancy form
Work within a quality system                  X                 X                X

Assess own work


                  X                  X                 X
Assess quality of materials, component parts or final products                  X                 X                 X
Investigate causes of quality deviations                 X                  X                 X
Complete documentation                  X                  X                 X


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