Unit of competency details

LMTCL2002B - Provide hand sewing and finishing support (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 16/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSTCL2002 - Provide hand sewing and finishing supportSupersedes and is equivalent to LMTCL2002B Provide hand sewing and finishing support 03/Jul/2016

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
LMT40810 - Certificate IV in Laundry Operations and SupervisionCertificate IV in Laundry Operations and Supervision 1-2 
LMT40307 - Certificate IV in Clothing ProductionCertificate IV in Clothing Production 1-2 
LMT31210 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning OperationsCertificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations 1-2 
LMT31110 - Certificate III in Laundry OperationsCertificate III in Laundry Operations 1-2 
LMT30507 - Certificate III in Clothing ProductionCertificate III in Clothing Production 1-2 
LMT21510 - Certificate II in Dry Cleaning OperationsCertificate II in Dry Cleaning Operations 1-2 
LMT21410 - Certificate II in Laundry OperationsCertificate II in Laundry Operations 1-2 
LMT20707 - Certificate II in Clothing Production (Complex or Multiple Processes)Certificate II in Clothing Production (Complex or Multiple Processes) 1-2 
LMT20607 - Certificate II in Clothing Production (Intermediate)Certificate II in Clothing Production (Intermediate) 1-2 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030107 Garment Making  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030107 Garment Making  23/Oct/2008 
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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to conduct support tasks to assist in the production of garments or other associated articles.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

The unit applies to activities associated with production support such as hand sewing and finishing activities performed under supervision.

Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities.

The application of this unit is according to OHS practices of the enterprise and workplace practices, which may include:

  • requirements prescribed by legislation, awards, agreements and conditions of employment
  • standard operating procedures
  • work instructions
  • oral, written and visual communication
  • quality practices, including responsibility for maintenance of own work quality and contribution to quality improvement of team or section output
  • housekeeping
  • tasks related to environmental protection, waste disposal, pollution control, and recycling

This unit requires the application of skills associated with planning and organising to prepare work pieces for processing. Problem solving skills are required to ensure work meets requirements and identify any compliance issues. Communication skills are used to refer to and complete required documentation. Self management skills are used to ensure safe use of technology and conformance of own work to quality standards.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.



Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Prepare work pieces and workstation

1.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS practices .

1.2 Work requirements are identified and clarified as required.

1.3 Work pieces are prepared.

2 Perform hand sewing tasks

2.1 Hand sewing tasks  are conducted according to workplace standards.

2.2 Work is submitted to supervisor for quality checking.

3 Perform finishing tasks

3.1 Finishing tasks  are performed according to workplace direction.

3.2 Work is checked for compliance with quality standards and job specifications.

3.3 Work is submitted for final quality checking.

4 Despatch completed work

4.1 Any identified faults are corrected.

4.2 Completed products are directed to next operation.

Required Skills and Knowledge

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

Demonstrates knowledge of:

  • hand sewing techniques
  • finishing techniques
  • quality standards and practices
  • OHS practices, including hazard identification and control measures
  • workplace practices
  • recording and reporting practices

Demonstrates skills to:

  • thread and use a needle
  • work with others
  • conduct quality checks of own work
  • read, interpret and follow information on work specifications, standard operating procedures and work instructions, and other reference material
  • maintain accurate records
  • communicate within the workplace
  • sequence operations
  • meet specifications
  • clarify and check task-related information
  • carry out work according to OHS practices

Evidence Guide

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 the Training Package.

Critical aspects of evidence 

Demonstrates skills and knowledge to:

  • clarify work requirements
  • perform hand sewing tasks to workplace standards
  • perform finishing tasks to workplace standards
  • apply OHS practices in work operations

Consistency in performance 

Consistently applies skills and knowledge when:

  • organising work
  • completing tasks according to instructions
  • working systematically with attention to detail
  • identifying improvements and avoiding damage
  • using workplace practices
  • using OHS practices
  • recording and reporting accidents and incidents
  • assessing operational readiness of equipment
  • recognising and adapting to cultural differences in the workplace, including modes of behaviour and interactions

Resource implications 

Access is required to real or appropriately simulated situations, including work areas, materials and equipment, and to information on workplace practices and OHS practices.

Context for assessment 

Assessment may occur on the job or in an appropriately simulated environment.

Interdependent assessment 

This unit may be assessed independently or in combination with other relevant units.

Range Statement


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, if used in the Performance Criteria, is detailed below. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs if the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

All work must comply with relevant Federal and State or Territory legislative or regulatory requirements.

Hand sewing tasks may include

  • sewing on buttons
  • sewing hems
  • sewing on fasteners or hooks
  • sewing on labels and tags

OHS practices

OHS practices include hazard identification and control, risk assessment and implementation of risk reduction measures specific to the tasks described by this unit, and may relate to:

  • manual handling techniques
  • standard operating procedures
  • personal protective equipment
  • safe materials handling
  • taking of rest breaks
  • ergonomic arrangement of workplaces
  • following marked walkways
  • safe storage of equipment
  • housekeeping
  • reporting accidents and incidents
  • environmental practices

Finishing tasks may include:

  • sorting
  • attaching tickets and labels
  • ironing on transfers
  • cutting loose threads
  • checking quality of product against specifications

Unit Sector(s)


Clothing Production

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