Qualification details

LMT60207 - Advanced Diploma of Medical Grade Footwear (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced16/Jul/2011

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Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBSMB301A - Investigate micro business opportunitiesInvestigate micro business opportunities N/A
BSBSMB403A - Market the small businessMarket the small business N/A
BSBSMB404A - Undertake small business planningUndertake small business planning N/A
BSBSMB405B - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operations N/A
BSBSMB407A - Manage a small teamManage a small team N/A
LMTCL2012B - Organise and plan own work in a home-based production environmentOrganise and plan own work in a home-based production environment N/A
LMTGN3003B - Estimate and cost jobEstimate and cost job N/A
LMTGN6001B - Develop and implement a sales or marketing planDevelop and implement a sales or marketing plan N/A
LMTLG3005A - Grade leatherGrade leather N/A
LMTMF5001A - Select, produce and adjust casts for accommodative orthosesSelect, produce and adjust casts for accommodative orthoses N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 393114 Shoemaker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4943-13 Medical Grade Shoemaker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Footwear 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Pedorthotist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 393114 Shoemaker 23/Oct/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4943-13 Medical Grade Shoemaker 23/Oct/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 23/Oct/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 411 Advanced Diploma 28/Jul/2010 
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Modification History

Release 2 - imported units updated to current versions, outcomes equivalent.


Job roles /employment outcomes 

This qualification covers the skills needed to undertake complex medical grade footwear assessments, manufacture corrective and accommodative orthoses and to make and fit all types of medical grade footwear and orthoses.


The breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and skills gained in this qualification will prepare a person to perform a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts in relation to varied or highly specific functions. Contribution to the development of a broad plan, budget or strategy is involved and accountability for self and others in achieving the outcomes is involved.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Direct entry into this qualification requires completion of a total of thirteen (13) units according to the rules described below.

Credit may be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMT50207 Diploma of Medical Grade Footwear or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include other relevant graduate certificate and further qualifications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, some units in this qualification may have licensing or regulatory requirements in some environments. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skills Summary  - Advanced Diploma of 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 :


  • consult with clients, health and other professionals to determine and ensure efficient work practices
  • undertake and document research
  • present data and information to other health professionals
  • compile and check data files and prepare documentation on client care
  • liaise with production personnel
  • analyse information about client requirements and treatment
  • obtain and record client's personal, medical and lifestyle information
  • ensure the sufficiency and relevance of client information
  • produce technical information and specifications
  • respond to client questions and provide empathy and reassurance
  • discuss client's current conditions and assessment needs and negotiate treatment processes
  • take and analyse foot measurements
  • undertake service agreements with client
  • discuss requirements for decision making and selection criteria with client and others
  • provide pre-treatment briefing to client
  • ensure detailed information is maintained on client care


  • gather and provide detailed 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
  • support others in production processes
  • maintain client documentation for use by other health professionals if required
  • receive and provide referrals for client care
  • share expertise with others in the industry
  • participate in sustainability improvements


  • make assessments about suitability of footwear and orthoses to meet specific client medical conditions
  • plan strategy to meet client footwear needs
  • conduct detailed assessments to determine requirements
  • match treatment options with clients needs and goals
  • conduct gait analysis, measurements and trial fittings
  • analyse client information to determine solutions
  • specify construction, materials and styles to meet client requirements
  • determine dimensional and therapeutic factors for footwear and orthoses
  • identify and act on environmental hazards

Initiative and enterprise 

  • make and receive referrals
  • look for opportunities to improve outcomes and reduce costs for client and enterprise
  • identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action
  • look for efficient ways to meet client physical needs
  • negotiate treatment options with client to meet physical needs and client priorities and expectations
  • identify opportunities for improvement to environmental performance

Planning and organising 

  • prepare and finish footwear and orthoses
  • provide an effective assessment environment
  • prioritise client needs and formulate action plans for treatment
  • identify and provide for client information requirements
  • select appropriate construction techniques and materials
  • prepare casts to meet footwear requirements
  • make fittings and adjustments
  • develop treatment specifications and time-frames
  • coordinate fittings and appointment times


  • check readiness and availability of materials and equipment
  • store modification and equipment compounds safely
  • 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
  • work with other professionals to expand knowledge
  • participate in industry learning opportunities
  • learn about sustainability developments relating to work practice


  • ensure correct, efficient and safe use of machines, tools and equipment
  • use of computing or other equipment as required to conduct work and research
  • work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • examine ways to improve use of technology
  • explore new technologies for use in own practice

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Medical Grade Footwear, competency must be achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency.

  • Nine (9) 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 nine (9) units from this list

Unit code 

Unit title 


Monitor and manage small business operations


Select and/or produce and adjust cast for accommodative orthoses


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


Design, evaluate and make patterns for medical grade custom made footwear


Produce negative and positive casts for lasts and/or corrective orthoses


Produce custom-made medical grade footwear


Fit, trial and review custom-made, medical grade footwear and orthoses (high complexity and risk conditions)


Produce corrective orthoses


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 



Investigate micro business opportunities


Market the small business


Undertake small business planning


Manage a small team


Organise and plan own work in a home-based production environment


Estimate and cost job


Develop and implement a sales or marketing plan


Grade leather


Manage sales and service delivery


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

Other TCF Training Package units that are available at Certificates V (maximum 1) or VI (maximum 2)

Units from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses at Certificates V (maximum 1) or VI (maximum 2)

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