Course Title: Monitor process capability

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: BUSM6179C

Course Title: Monitor process capability

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5210 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management

Course Contact : Inna Konopov

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9197

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

This course covers the knowledge and skills required for gathering of data and the interpretation of simple information to determine the compliance of the process and the taking of action as defined by the procedures where the information reveals the process is out of control parameters.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MCMT250A Monitor process capability


1. Collect and process data
2. Identify variations that are not random and take action
3. Assist in process improvement

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Take specified measurements/readings as required
1.2 Enter data onto log/into computer or other record
1.3 Manipulate and/or chart data as required by procedures
2.1 Examine chart and/or reliability information
2.2 Distinguish between random variations and those with an identifiable cause
2.3 Take action specified in procedures when a variation with an identifiable cause occurs
3.1 Collect data for process capability improvement trials as directed
3.2 Make recommendations for improvement as required
3.3 Implement revised capability monitoring procedures as

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.

Teaching Schedule

Week BeginningSession – Topic

Element Performance Criteria

Assessment Tasks
9 February 09Introduction to knitting, Developments in Knitting, Types of knitting ( warp and weft knitting)MCMT250A (1) 
16 February 09Knitting elements. Loop Formation, Stitch Length, Stitch density, Circular knitting machinesMCMT250A (1)
LMTGN4013A ( 1,2,3,4)
23 February 09Weft and warp knits. Knitting terms and definitions (Wales and Courses, Gauge, knitted loop).Types of knitting stitchesLMTGN4013A (1&4)
MCMT250A (1&3)
2 March 09Basic knitted structures. Other loops structures. Notations of knitted structures.LMTGN4013A (1&4)
MCMT250A (1&2)
9 March 09Analysis of knitted fabric structures. Determining courses and wales per unit length, the weight of knitted fabrics and other parametersLMTGN4013A (1,3&4)Issue assessment Task 3 requirement
16 March 09Learning to knit on hand driven circular machineLMTGN4013A (1&2) Issue assessment Task 2 requirement
23 March 09Knitting on circular machineLMTGN4013A (1&2) 
30 March 09Knitting on circular machine. Knit tension and loop variation, fabric sett calculation and development of stripesLMTGN4013A (1&2) 
6 April 09Easter Holidays  
13 April 09Easter Holidays  
20 April 09Submission/presentation (Sample presentation board- circular)LMTGN4013A (1,2,3,4)Submission of assessment Task 2
27 April 09Weft Knitting Machines: Flat bed domestic and industrialMCMT250A (1&3)
LMTGN4013A ( 1,3,4)
4 May 09Flat bed knitting machine. Introduction. Key components, operation and function. Stitch forming process on flat bed knitting machine. Range of special stitches and patterns produced on flat bed knitting machineMCMT250A (1&3)
LMTGN4013A ( 1,3,4)
 Issue assessment Task 4 requirement
11 May 09Basic Machine parts involved in loop formationMCMT250A (1,2,3)Submission of assessment Task 4
18 May 09Learning to knit on flat bed knitting machine
Discussion of project requirements. Sourcing inspirations and yarns for students’ folios.
LMTGN4013A (1&2 Issue assessment Task 1 requirement
25 May 09Knitting. Casting on and off. Single Jersey knittingLMTGN4013A (1&2,4) 
1 June 09Learning to Knit different stitchesLMTGN4013A (1&3) Submission of assessment Task 3
8 June 09Continue on knitting different stitches LMTGN4013A (1&3) 
15 June 09Decreasing and Increasing on flat machine LMTGN4013A (1,2,3) 
22 June 09Submission/presentation (Sample presentation board- flat bed)  Submission of assessment Task1

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. Knitting technology: a comprehensive handbook and practical guide, Spencer, David J. Edition: 3rd ed., Cambridge, England, 2001
2. Flat knitting technology, Raz, Samuel, Germany, Universal Maschinenfabrik, 1993

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may occur on the job or in an appropriately simulated environment.  This course may be assessed independently or in combination with other relevant courses.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1. Prepare and run a flat bed knitting machine to produce desired fabric 30%

Task 2. Prepare and run a circular knitting machine to produce desired 30%

Task 3. Analyse knitted fabric structures 20%

Task 4. Knitted fabric construction calculation report 20%

Assessment Matrix

ElementsTask 1
Technical Report, Practical Demonstration & Observation
Task 2
Technical Report, Problem solving schedule & Practical demonstration
Task 3
Written report
Task 4
Calculation report & Practical demonstration

MCMT250A/01- Collect and process data ---Yes
MCMT250A/02- Identify variations that are not random and take action ---Yes
MCMT250A/03- Assist in process improvement ---Yes

Other Information

Teaching Schedule: (Cluster units) This unit is taught as part of a cluster which includes LMTGN4013A

This guideline maybe subject to change without notice.

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