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Unit of competency details

MSTCL3016 - Press whole garments (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MSTCL3004 - Press whole garmentsSupersedes and is equivalent to MSTCL3004 Press whole garments 30/Jan/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 31/Jan/2020


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationRelease
MST30922 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning OperationsCertificate III in Dry Cleaning OperationsCurrent
MST30119 - Certificate III in Clothing and Textile ProductionCertificate III in Clothing and Textile ProductionSuperseded1-2 
MST40219 - Certificate IV in Clothing ProductionCertificate IV in Clothing ProductionSuperseded
MST30919 - Certificate III in Dry Cleaning OperationsCertificate III in Dry Cleaning OperationsSuperseded
MST40222 - Certificate IV in Apparel and FashionCertificate IV in Apparel and FashionCurrent
MST31022 - Certificate III in Apparel, Fashion and TextilesCertificate III in Apparel, Fashion and TextilesCurrent
MST40519 - Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and MerchandisingCertificate IV in Applied Fashion Design and MerchandisingSuperseded2-3 
MST30619 - Certificate III in Laundry OperationsCertificate III in Laundry OperationsSuperseded1-2 
MST30622 - Certificate III in Laundry OperationsCertificate III in Laundry OperationsCurrent
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Classifications

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  31/Jan/2020 
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Unit of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSTCL3004 Press whole garments.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to press or finish whole garments made from varying fabrics. Garments may have multiple components and complex construction including seams and embellishments. Fibres could include cellulose, protein, synthetics and regenerated cellulose. Fabrics could include worsted, satin, velvet, chiffon, silks, linen and lace.

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

No licensing or certification requirements exist at the time of publication. Relevant legislation, industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must be applied.

Pre-requisite Unit

MSTCL2024 Press work

Competency Field

Clothing production

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria 

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to press garment

1.1 Determine job and safe work requirements from work information

1.2 Prepare work area and pressing equipment based on requirements

1.3 Clean, check and perform routine maintenance on pressing equipment

1.4 Lay out work in correct proximity and sequence

1.5 Quality check garment, identify faults, spots and marks and take appropriate follow-up action

2. Press garment

2.1 Use pressing or finishing equipment and press attachments in accordance with operating instructions

2.2 Sequence and position work on pressing or finishing equipment according to product requirements

2.3 Apply heat, steam, vacuum, pressure and time according to product requirements and fabric specifications

2.4 Control equipment and handle work to suit variations in fibre and fabric, work type, construction and pressing requirements

3. Dispatch pressed garment

3.1 Inspect pressed garment and compare against workplace pressing standards

3.2 Report and record results of inspection and subsequent action to correct faulty work

3.3 Record any preventative action taken to avoid any recurrence of faulty work

3.4 Hang, pack and direct pressed garment to required dispatch area, dispatch storage or packing sections

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.

  • Reading skills to:
  • interpret work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs), specifications and key requirements of industry standards
  • check work against ticket information or specification sheets
  • Numeracy skills to ensure individual or company key performance indicators are met.

Other foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSTCL3004 Press whole garments.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a203ec5c-de7d-406b-b3e1-8f1a9b76e92e

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MSTCL3004 Press whole garments.

Performance Evidence

There must be evidence the candidate has completed the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, and:

  • used at least 3 different types of pressing equipment to apply heat, steam, vacuum, pressure and time according to product requirements and fabric specifications
  • controlled equipment and handled work to suit variations in fibre and fabric, work type, construction and pressing requirements, for at least 4 different garments and 2 different fibre types.

Knowledge Evidence

There must be evidence the candidate has knowledge of:

  • safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • pressing requirements and characteristics of a variety of fibres and other materials used in garment assembly, including:
  • cellulose
  • protein
  • regenerated cellulose
  • synthetic
  • pressing requirements and characteristics of a variety of fabrics and other materials used in garment or textile assembly, including:
  • chiffon
  • lace
  • linen
  • satin
  • silks
  • velvet
  • wool suiting
  • different pressing equipment and its application:
  • automatic shirt units
  • belt or chest ironer
  • garment formers
  • industrial steam irons
  • irons
  • multi lane ironers
  • pant toppers
  • puff irons
  • semi or fully automatic presses
  • steam tunnels
  • utility presses
  • vacuum boards
  • workplace quality standards and practices
  • workplace recording and reporting practices.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions and contingencies. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
  • a production environment set up with pressing and finishing equipment and related standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • garments made of different fibres and fabrics.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a203ec5c-de7d-406b-b3e1-8f1a9b76e92e