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Unit of competency details

MSTLG3005 - Grade leather (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to LMTLG3005A - Grade leatherSupersedes and is equivalent to LMTLG3005A Grade leather 03/Jul/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 04/Jul/2016


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030199 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030199 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology, N.e.c.  17/Nov/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to LMTLG3005A Grade leather

Application

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to assess, grade and sort leather products to specifications and workplace standards.

Work may be conducted in small to large scale enterprises and may involve individual and team activities. Work is performed within industry codes, standards and defined procedures.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Competency Field

Leather production

Unit Sector

Not applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1

Determine job requirements 

1.1

Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)

1.2

Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times

1.3

Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs

1.4

Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions

2

Assess leather 

2.1

Assess sections and quality within a hide and identify faults or discrepancies and variance in quality of materials supplied

2.2

Assess leather for use in production

2.3

Check leather against specifications

3

Grade and sort skins 

3.1

Grade skins according to workplace grading standards

3.2

Grade each hide according to proportion of defects in relation to whole size

3.3

Sort skins for their suitability for particular styles

4

Calculate allowance 

4.1

Calculate allowance manually or by computer on available materials and product to workplace standards

4.2

Match leather against work specifications and issue to clicker

Foundation Skills

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

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Workplace procedures include one or more of the following: 

  • requirements prescribed by legislation, industry codes and standards, awards, agreements and conditions of employment
  • SOPs
  • 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
  • WHS practices

Australian Standards include: 

  • the relevant industry or Australian Standards that are current at the time this unit is being undertaken

Assessment of leather includes one or more of the following:  

  • weight
  • substance
  • colour
  • shading
  • softness
  • stretch
  • thickness

Grading includes one or more of the following: 

  • surface
  • finish
  • blemishes
  • substance
  • sorting skins in regard to:
  • size and shape
  • colour
  • types of defects

WHS practices  

WHS practices must include hazard identification and control, risk assessment and implementation of risk reduction measures specific to the tasks described by this unit, and include one or more of the following:

  • manual handling techniques
  • PPE
  • safe materials handling
  • ergonomic arrangement of workplaces
  • following marked walkways
  • safe storage of equipment
  • housekeeping
  • reporting accidents and incidents
  • other WHS practices relevant to the job and enterprise

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to LMTLG3005A Grade leather

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 LMTLG3005A Grade leather

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria, and include:

  • reading and following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs), safe work practices, including industry codes and standards
  • planning and coordinating complicated grading operations
  • preparing equipment and work before commencing operations
  • handling and receiving and assessing a range of leather to work specifications
  • identifying faults or discrepancies in leather
  • grading at least ten (10) hides according to proportion of defects in relation to whole size
  • sorting skins for their suitability for particular styles
  • calculating allowances manually or by computer
  • maintaining accurate records.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence must be provided that demonstrates knowledge of:

  • safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • relevant Australian Standards
  • equipment required grading operations
  • assessment of incoming leather in terms of weight, substance, colour, shading, softness, stretch and thickness
  • international, national and workplace grading standards
  • leather types
  • quality standards and practices
  • relevant federal and state or territory legislative or regulatory requirements
  • recording and reporting procedures.

Assessment Conditions

  • Assessors must:
  • satisfy the assessor competency requirements that are in place at the time of the assessment, as set by the VET regulator
  • have vocational competency in grading leather, at least to the level being assessed, with relevant industry knowledge and experience.
  • Assessment should occur in operational workplace situations. Where this is not possible, or where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment must occur in a sufficiently rigorous simulated environment reflecting realistic operational workplace conditions. This must cover all aspects of workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
  • Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
  • Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications associated with this unit.

Links

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