Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

SITHACS007B Mapping and Delivery Guide
Launder linen and guest clothes

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Issue Date: December 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency SITHACS007B - Launder linen and guest clothes
Description This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to launder linen and guest clothes. It requires the ability to operate laundry equipment safely, complete the laundering process using a variety of linen and clothing items and fabrics using resources efficiently to reduce negative environmental impacts.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
Employability Skills The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of employability skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit is packaged will assist in identifying employability skills requirements.
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit applies to laundry attendants in all tourism and hospitality establishments with an on-premises laundry. It may also apply to personal assistants, butlers and valet attendants whose job role involves personal laundry services to employers or customers.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites This unit must be assessed after the following prerequisite unit:SITXOHS002A Follow workplace hygiene procedures.
Competency Field Accommodation Services
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
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Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Process laundry items.
  • Sort items according to cleaning process required and urgency of the item.
  • Select laundry methods according to textile labelling codes and based on fibre and fabric, dye fastness and amount of soilage.
  • Check items for laundering for stains and treat stains using the correct process.
  • Use cleaning agents and chemicals according to manufacturer instructions and specific laundry equipment.
  • Operate laundry equipment according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Complete mending and minor repairs as required.
  • Check items following completion of laundering process to ensure quality cleaning.
  • Record any damage arising from the laundering process and notify appropriate persons according to enterprise procedures.
  • Complete ironing or pressing and finishing processes.
       
Element: Package and store laundry items.
  • Package and present guest laundry according to enterprise standards and procedures.
  • Complete records and billing information according to enterprise procedures.
  • Return finished items to guest according to required timeframes.
  • Store processed guest laundry where required according to guest requests or where return to guests is not possible.
       
Element: Reduce negative environmental impacts.
  • Use energy, water and other resources efficiently when laundering items to reduce negative environmental impacts.
  • Safely dispose of all waste, especially hazardous substances, to minimise negative environmental impacts.
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, the range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency

Evidence of the following is essential:

ability to correctly assess the processes required for different types of laundry

ability to operate laundry equipment safely, using a full range of cycles available and complete the laundering process using a variety of linen and clothing items and fabrics

ability to organise resource effective cleaning of laundry items

knowledge of correct and environmentally sound disposal methods for waste and in particular for hazardous substances

completion of tasks within enterprise-acceptable timeframes and with quality laundry outcomes.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure demonstration of skills within a commercial laundry using industry-current equipment, including:

washers

sorting blankets

dryers

shelves

irons

steam presses

coathangers

polytube bags

shirt cards

polymarkers.

Methods of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

direct observation of the candidate carrying out specific laundry tasks within a complete cycle

inspection of items laundered by the candidate

oral or written questions about commercial laundry equipment and operation, including selection of appropriate laundry cycles and programs, hazardous substances and their use, stain identification and treatment and OHS issues and efficient resource use

review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate.

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

SITXINV001A Receive and store stock.

Assessing employability skills

Employability skills are integral to effective performance in the workplace and are broadly consistent across industry sectors. How these skills are applied varies between occupations and qualifications due to the different work functions and contexts.

Employability skills embedded in this unit should be assessed holistically with other relevant units that make up the skill set or qualification and in the context of the job role.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

(add new lines for each of the assessment tasks)


Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

This section describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

The following skills must be assessed as part of this unit:

use of specific laundry chemicals

problem-solving skills to treat stains and carry out minor repairs

literacy skills to read information about the use of laundry chemicals and optimum laundry techniques for different fabric types

writing skills to complete documentation for billing and guest information purposes

numeracy skills to calculate dilution strengths of laundry chemicals and charges for specific customers for laundry services provided.

The following knowledge must be assessed as part of this unit:

hygiene, health and safety issues of specific relevance to laundry operations, including:

manual handling

handling laundry chemicals

basic principles of infection control

maintenance of clean and dirty laundry area separation

types of fabric and laundering, and drying requirements for each

meaning of laundering and dry cleaning labels on clothing

key laundry terms

common guest laundry issues

enterprise linen control procedures, including:

clean for dirty

set amount

topping up

uniform issue

condemned linen

procedures if problems are identified.

the environmental impacts of laundering and drying items and minimal impact practices to reduce these especially those that relate to resource, water and energy use

correct and environmentally sound disposal methods for waste and in particular for hazardous substances

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the performance criteria is detailed below.

Laundry equipment may include:

washers

dryers

irons

steam presses

sorting baskets and shelves

heat sealing equipment and roll plastic

hangers.

Packaging and presenting guest laundry may include:

folding

wrapping

heat sealing

labelling

providing quality reports.

Storage of laundry is required where:

guests have requested storage

guests have departed temporarily

laundry has been left behind or forgotten.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Sort items according to cleaning process required and urgency of the item. 
Select laundry methods according to textile labelling codes and based on fibre and fabric, dye fastness and amount of soilage. 
Check items for laundering for stains and treat stains using the correct process. 
Use cleaning agents and chemicals according to manufacturer instructions and specific laundry equipment. 
Operate laundry equipment according to manufacturer instructions. 
Complete mending and minor repairs as required. 
Check items following completion of laundering process to ensure quality cleaning. 
Record any damage arising from the laundering process and notify appropriate persons according to enterprise procedures. 
Complete ironing or pressing and finishing processes. 
Package and present guest laundry according to enterprise standards and procedures. 
Complete records and billing information according to enterprise procedures. 
Return finished items to guest according to required timeframes. 
Store processed guest laundry where required according to guest requests or where return to guests is not possible. 
Use energy, water and other resources efficiently when laundering items to reduce negative environmental impacts. 
Safely dispose of all waste, especially hazardous substances, to minimise negative environmental impacts. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

SITHACS007B - Launder linen and guest clothes
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