Unit of competency details

LMTCL2011B - Draw and interpret a basic sketch (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSTCL2011 - Draw and interpret a basic sketchSupersedes and is equivalent to LMTCL2011B Draw and interpret a basic sketch 03/Jul/2016

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 16/Jul/2011

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Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
LMT60307 - Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology 
LMT50307 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and TechnologyDiploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology 
LMT41007 - Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and TechnologyCertificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and Technology 
LMT40707 - Certificate IV in MillineryCertificate IV in Millinery 
LMT40307 - Certificate IV in Clothing ProductionCertificate IV in Clothing Production 1-2 
LMT32011 - Certificate III in Digitising and Computerised EmbroideryCertificate III in Digitising and Computerised Embroidery 1-2 
LMT31407 - Certificate III in Applied Fashion Design and TechnologyCertificate III in Applied Fashion Design and Technology 
LMT30607 - Certificate III in MillineryCertificate III in Millinery 
LMT30507 - Certificate III in Clothing ProductionCertificate III in Clothing Production 1-2 
LMT21707 - Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and TechnologyCertificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology 
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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 draw and interpret a two-dimensional sketch of a garment, to identify construction features.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

The unit applies to interpreting and drawing basic trade sketches, used by patternmakers and designers. Basic sketches or working drawings are two-dimensional, accurate drawings that show accurate details of pattern pieces and garment construction, and may be drawn freehand or with the use of measuring devices and templates.

Work is conducted according to defined procedures.

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 complete sketches. Communication and numeracy skills are used to refer to patterns and specifications and complete and label sketches. Self management skills are used to ensure 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

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Prepare drawing tools, equipment and workstation

1.1 Drawing tools and equipment  are selected.

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

2 Identify basic design styles

2.1 Basic styles  and pattern pieces  are identified.

2.2 Specifications are identified and followed as required.

2.3 Correct terminology is used to identify garment components.

3 Use template to draw sketches

3.1 Quality criteria  for drawing is identified.

3.2 Template  is selected to draw sketch.

3.3 Lines  required to complete sketch are drawn accurately.

3.4 Sketch is drawn to correctly represent a pattern piece or garment.

3.5 Relevant parts of sketch are identified and labelled.

4 Interpret sketch

4.1 Features of design  are identified from sketch.

4.2 Specifications where used, are interpreted from sketch.

5 Complete work

5.1 Sketch is inspected against quality standards.

5.2 Any changes or adjustments to sketch are carried out as required.

5.3 Documentation relating to sketch is completed.

Required Skills and Knowledge

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

Demonstrates knowledge of:

  • characteristics of fabrics used for garment construction
  • basic pattern shapes
  • sequence of operations
  • quality standards and practices
  • OHS practices, including hazard identification and control measures
  • workplace practices
  • recording and reporting practices

Demonstrates skills to:

  • draw shapes using a pencil
  • 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:

  • prepare workstation before commencing drawing
  • draw a sketch to accurately depict a style of garment
  • use appropriate tools and equipment to sketch
  • applying quality criteria in completion of sketch
  • conveying all necessary instructions/information by the appropriate use of notes on the sketch
  • apply OHS practices in work operations
  • maintain accurate records

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.

Legislative/regulatory requirements

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

Drawing tools and equipment include:

  • A3 layout pad
  • pencils with HB leads
  • pencil sharpener
  • kneadable eraser
  • templates

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

Basic styles may include:

  • straight and A-line skirt
  • shift dress
  • blouse
  • pants
  • trousers

Pattern pieces may include:

  • any components of the basic styles as listed, that need understanding to be able to sketch, such as waistbands and pockets, skirt front and back, sleeves

Quality criteria include:

  • proportion
  • perspective
  • symmetry and balance
  • fabric performance
  • detailing
  • neatness

Templates may include:

  • front and back full body view - ladies', men's and children's
  • upper torso or lower torso
  • swimwear or lingerie

Lines may include:

  • straight, angled, curved, pointed, circled

Features of design may include:

  • pattern pieces
  • construction requirements
  • garment style

Unit Sector(s)


Clothing Production