Certificate IV in Supply and Fitting of Pre-manufactured Medical Grade Footwear

Job roles/employment outcomes

The breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and skills gained in this qualification will prepare a person to perform a broad range of skilled applications, including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practice and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills.

This qualification covers the skills needed to supply and fit pre-manufactured medical grade footwear. It includes a basic level of modification skills.

Pathways into the qualification

Direct entry into this qualification requires completion of a total of eight (8) units according to the rules described below.

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have achieved relevant industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include LMT50207 Diploma of Medical Grade Footwear or other relevant manufacturing or management qualifications.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Certificate IV in Supply and Fitting of Pre-manufactured Medical Grade Footwear, competency must be achieved in eight (8) units of competency.

Four (4) core units of competency

Four (4) elective units of competency as specified below.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been noted, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all four (4) units from this list

Unit code

Unit title

add topic LMTMF4001A

Select and adjust prefabricated footwear-related orthoses

add topic LMTMF4002A

Conduct medical grade footwear assessments for clients with footwear related medical conditions

add topic LMTMF4004A

Select and adjust prefabricated medical grade footwear and accessories

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Select four (4) units as specified below.

A minimum of two (2) units must be selected from Group A

A maximum of two (2) units may be selected from Group B

The remainder must be selected from Group A.


Unit code

Unit title


add topic BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

add topic LMTMF4003A

Modify medical grade footwear

add topic MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic SIRXCCS002A

Interact with customers

add topic SIRXINV002A

Maintain and order stock

add topic SIRXSLS001A

Sell products and services

add topic SIRXSLS002A

Advise on products and services


Other Medical Grade Footwear units that are available at Certificates IV (maximum 2) or V (maximum 1)

Other TCF Training Package units that are available at Certificates III (maximum 1), IV (maximum 2) and V (maximum 1)

Units from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses at Certificates III (maximum 1), IV (maximum 2) and V (maximum 1)


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


Employability Skills Summary - Certificate IV in Supply and Fitting or Pre-fabricated Medical Grade Footwear

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills as identified by the medical grade footwear industries for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


read and interpret client assessments and prescriptions

ensure the sufficiency and relevance of client information

consult with other parties to clarify or obtain client information

discuss client's expectations, current conditions and assessment needs and negotiate assessment and treatment requirements

provide information to clients about services and products

negotiate appointment requirements with client

reassure client to reduce anxiety or stress

take and analyse foot measurements

provide pre-treatment briefing to client

record measurement and assessment data

maintain client files


gather and provide client information to other health care providers, in order to ensure effective client treatment

work with the client to ensure correct fit of footwear and orthoses

work collaboratively with other health professionals

maintain client documentation for use by other health professionals if required

receive and provide referrals for client care

participate in sustainability improvements


determine client requirements for footwear and orthoses

determine modification and adjustment requirements for footwear and orthoses

identify and act on environmental hazards

determine client mobility issues to provide appropriate aids

identify and address client medical grade footwear needs

identify and source additional client information requirements

identify and report environmental hazards

match clients needs and goals with treatment options

undertake physical examinations of the foot and identify medical conditions

conduct gait analysis, measurements and trial fittings

analyse assessment data and prescriptions

prioritise client needs and formulate action plans for treatment

develop treatment specifications and time-frames

make modifications to footwear and orthoses

specify construction, materials and styles to meet client requirements

determine dimensional and therapeutic factors for footwear and orthoses

coordinate fitting processes

Initiative and enterprise

make referrals

identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action

identify opportunities for improvement to environmental performance

look for efficient ways to meet client physical needs

negotiate treatment options with client to meet physical needs and client priorities and expectations

Planning and organising

plan assessment and treatment processes to achieve determined outcomes for client

determine and fittings treatment schedules

provide an effective assessment environment

prioritise client needs and formulate action plans for treatment

identify client information requirements

select appropriate techniques and materials

organise client information and records for future reference


check equipment and materials for use

ensure compliance with requirements and specifications

manage work to meet targets

keep the work area clean and tidy at all times

conduct regular housekeeping activities

identify and apply safety procedures, including the use of protective equipment

manage work load priorities

assess work against specifications and quality standards

monitor use of resources


recognise limits of own expertise

ask questions to expand own knowledge

maintain currency of information relating to work

seek and apply information from client about condition

refer to other professionals as required

learn about sustainability developments relating to work practice


ensure correct, efficient and safe use of machines, tools and equipment in the enterprise

work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

handle and use chemicals and footwear materials correctly and safely