Use a sewing machine

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver LMTCL2001B, 'Use a sewing machine'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Prepare work pieces

1.1 Work pieces are received and checked, and any follow-up action is determined.

1.2 Work pieces are laid out in sequence.

2 Prepare for machine use

2.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHSpractices.

2.2 Machines are cleaned and checked.

2.3 Records are maintained.

2.4 Machines are set up and adjusted according to specifications for work.

2.5 Worn or damaged parts are identified and reported or replaced according to manufacturer specifications.

3 Identify poor machine performance

3.1 Tension faults are identified.

3.2 Poor thread performance or incorrect thread selection is identified.

3.3 Incorrect foot or needle for sewing is identified.

3.4 Impact of poor machine performance on sewing is identified.

4 Sew work pieces

4.1 Machine is used for sewing operations.

4.2 Pieces are sewn according to product requirements and quality standards.

4.3 Machine is used according to requirements for speed of work.

4.4 Machine speed and work handling are controlled according to type of operations, fabrics and product type.

4.5 OHS practices are followed in operation of machine.

4.6 Action is taken according to OHS practices to prevent accidents and to eliminate risks to personal safety.

5 Assess quality of sewn pieces

5.1 Quality standards are identified.

5.2 Sewn pieces are inspected against quality standards.

5.3 Any faults or pieces that do not meet quality standards are identified and reported.

5.4 Results of quality inspection are recorded.

5.5 Production records or packing slips are completed as required.

5.6 Work is directed to next operation or packing section.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMTCL2001B appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSA10107 - Certificate I in Manufacturing (Pathways)
  • CUE20103 - Certificate II in Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • LMT31110 - Certificate III in Laundry Operations
  • LMT40107 - Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production
  • LMT30407 - Certificate III in Textile Fabrication
  • LMT31407 - Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
  • LMT40307 - Certificate IV in Clothing Production
  • LMT30607 - Certificate III in Millinery
  • LMT40707 - Certificate IV in Millinery
  • LMT50407 - Diploma of Textile Technology and Production Management
  • LMT20607 - Certificate II in Clothing Production (Intermediate)
  • LMT41007 - Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
  • LMT20507 - Certificate II in Textile Fabrication
  • LMT21510 - Certificate II in Dry Cleaning Operations
  • LMT11107 - Certificate I in Textiles Clothing and Footwear
  • LMT21707 - Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology
  • LMT40810 - Certificate IV in Laundry Operations and Supervision
  • LMT30507 - Certificate III in Clothing Production
  • LMT20707 - Certificate II in Clothing Production (Complex or Multiple Processes)
  • LMT20807 - Certificate II in Millinery
  • LMT21410 - Certificate II in Laundry Operations
  • LMT31210 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations