Operate a steam press

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 LMFSF2005B, 'Operate a steam press'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate a steam press' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify work requirements

1.1. Work orders, care labels, and equipment instructions are used to identify work requirements

1.2. Equipment, components and processes used for materials preparation and pressing process are identified

1.3. Operating requirements for the steam pressing equipment are identified

1.4. Workplace quality requirements for the final product are identified

2. Plan steam pressing operations

2.1. OHS requirements, including ergonomic criteria and personal protection needs, are observed throughout the work

2.2. Temperatures and any particular precautions are identified from care labels and workplace instructions

2.3. Work sequence is planned to suit job

2.4. Equipment emergency stops, gauges, guards and controls are identified

2.5. Task sequences are planned

3. Set up steam pressing equipment

3.1. Equipment information, required specifications and operating instructions are identified

3.2. Temperatures are set and equipment adjustments are checked against work plan

3.3. Fabric panels are checked for quality prior to pressing

3.4. Damaged or incomplete items are reported

4. Press fabrics

4.1. Materials are lifted and held onto the press using appropriate techniques

4.2. Pressing operations are conducted following the planned sequence

4.3. Adjustments are made to press settings to improve quality of work

4.4. Required quantity and quality of work is maintained

4.5. Pressed items are protected from dust and other contaminants and placed in workplace approved holding areas

4.6. Equipment is cleaned up and lubrications, adjustments and waste management processes are completed in accordance with workplace procedures

5. Maintain work quality

5.1. Pressing process is monitored and materials and equipment operating conditions which may affect product quality are reported

5.2. Authorised changes in operating procedures and temperatures are implemented

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFSF2005B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF30902 - Certificate III in Soft Furnishing
  • LMF20702 - Certificate II in Soft Furnishing
  • LMF10108 - Certificate I in Furnishing