Course Title: Identify materials used in footwear production

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: MANU7373C

Course Title: Identify materials used in footwear production

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4389 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

Course Contact: Tallal Khan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 identifying a range of materials used in the footwear industry. Materials include natural and synthetic materials, adhesives and components. 

You will develop the skills and knowledge required when problem solving to identify types and characteristics of materials used in footwear production and identify common faults. Learning and self management skills are required to apply knowledge of footwear materials.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTFP2001 Identify materials used in footwear production


1 Identify characteristics of footwear materials

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify types and sources of materials used in footwear production 1.2 Identify characteristics and uses of materials 1.3 Identify handling and care requirements for materials 1.4 Identify work health and safety (WHS) practices and workplace procedures relevant to materials uses 1.5 Identify generic and trade names for materials


2 Identify performance of materials for footwear

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Distinguish physical properties and performance characteristics of various materials 2.2 Identify common faults, problems and surface defects of materials 2.3 Identify workplace quality practices relating to faults, problems and surface defects 2.4 Identify types of surface finishes used on materials 2.5 Identify workplace quality practices relating to faults, problems and surface defects.

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 activities in this course consists of theory and practical components carried out in a workshop environment. Throughout the course, you will develop the skills and knowledge to create custom-made footwear products.  You will learn to use and work with a range of materials, suppliers and components used in footwear manufacturing.

Teaching Schedule

Course Schedule:  Semester 1, 2019





Week 1

Introduction to course

Class Assessment 1: Oxford patterns assigned

Week 2

Oxford shoe patterns Workshop Oxford patterns due

Week 3

Material identification Workshop/class Assessment 2 (part 1): Material Identification assigned

Week 4

Material identification Workshop  

Week 5

Material identification Workshop  

Week 6

Assessment 2 Q&A Activity/assessment Assessment 2 (part 1): Material Identification Q&A 

Week 7

Quality and discrepancy Workshop  

Week 8

Quality and discrepancy Workshop  

Week 9

Quality and discrepancy report practice form Class activity  

Week 10

Derby shoe Workshop  

Week 11

Derby shoe Workshop  

Week 12

Quality and discrepancy report practice form Workshop Derby shoe due

Week 13

Oxford shoe Workshop  

Week 14 

Oxford shoe Workshop  

 Week 15

Oxford shoe Workshop  

Week 16

Final class/assessment submission Workshop

Assessment 2 (part 2): Oxford shoe due

Assessment 3: Quality and discrepancy report due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

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

This assessment will involve 2 tasks.

1. the completion of a question and answer sheet on material identification

2. the correct selection of materials that are to be used for the production of the Derby and Oxford shoes. 

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

  • CA: Competency Achieved
  • NYC: Not Yet Competent
  • DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration (or Course Coordinator).

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

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Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.


Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.


Special consideration Policy:

If you wish to apply for special consideration, follow this link for the procedure.


Penalties for late Submission of Assignments (F&T):

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:

Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark

Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work

Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark

Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty

Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.


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