TAILORING NC II – TESDA COURSE MODULE

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TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR TAILORING NC II

The TESDA Course in TAILORING NC II consists of competencies that a person must achieve that will enable him/her to draft and cut pattern; lay-out pattern on the material/fabric, sew material/fabric and apply finishing touches on the men’s casual apparel of the Garment sector. Casual Apparel for men includes polo (short sleeves), shorts and jogging pants.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Garment Industry.

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees or students wishing to enroll in TAILORING NC II course should possess the following requirements:

  • can communicate both oral and written
  • physically and mentally fit
  • with good moral character
  • can perform basic mathematical computation

A student who has achieved this Qualification is competent to be a:

  • Tailor
  • Garment Sewer

TAILORING NC II – TRAINING AND REGULATION MODULE

Course Title: TAILORING
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration :

(Basic Competency) 18 Hours
(Common Competency) 17 Hours
(Core Competency) 240 Hours

Total Duration: 275 Hours

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitude of Tailor in accordance with industry standards. It covers specialized competencies on drafting and cutting pattern, preparing and cutting materials, sewing, and applying finishing touches for casual apparel.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN TAILORING NC II

This units of competency comprising this qualification include Basic, Common, and Core Competencies.

To obtain this TESDA course in TAILORING NC II, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (240 Hours)
GRM743313 Draft and cut pattern of casual apparel
GRM743314 Prepare and cut materials of casual apparel
GRM743315 Sew casual apparel
GRM743316 Apply finishing touches on casual apparel
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (17 Hours)
GRM743203 Carry out measurements and calculation
GRM743204 Set up and operate machine/s
GRM743205 Perform basic maintenance
GRM743206 Apply quality standards
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (18 Hours)
500311105 Participate in workplace communication
500311106 Work in a team environment
500311107 Practice career professionalism
500311108 Practice occupational health and safety procedures

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in TAILORING NC II. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.

CORE COMPETENCIES

This section gives the details of the contents of the core units of competency required in TAILORING NC II.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: DRAFT AND CUT PATTERN FOR CASUAL APPAREL
UNIT CODE: GRM743313

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in drafting and cutting basic/block pattern for men’s casual apparel. It includes the requirements for planning garment design, taking body measurement, drafting basic/block pattern and cutting final pattern.

  1. Plan garment design
    • Customer’s job requirements are determined in accordance with company practice
    • Garment design is prepared in accordance with the client’s requirements
    • Design and fabric are discussed and selected according to client’s specifications
    • Special needs of the client are incorporated into the design based on procedures.
  2. Take clients body measurements
    • Measuring tools are prepared in accordance with job requirements.
    • Body measurements are taken based on procedures
    • Body measurements of client are taken in sequence according to job requirements and standard body measurement procedures
    • Body measurements are recorded in line with company requirements/practice
  3. Draft basic/block pattern
    • Drafting pattern tools are selected in accordance with job requirements
    • Basic/Block pattern is drafted using appropriate equipment and following customer’s specifications
    • Drafted basic/block pattern is checked for accuracy to satisfy customer’s specification
  4. Manipulate pattern
    • Block pattern is laid out in accordance with company procedures
    • Block pattern is manipulated in accordance with customer’s specifications
    • Final pattern is labeled, filled and secured as per standard operating procedures
  5. Cut final pattern
    • Pattern cutting tools are selected in accordance with job requirements
    • Final pattern cutting is performed in accordance with customer’s specifications/measurements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PREPARE AND CUT MATERIALS FOR CASUAL APPAREL
UNIT CODE: GRM743314

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in preparing and cutting of materials and accessories of men’s casual apparel. It includes the requirements for preparing materials, lay-outing and marking of pattern on material and cutting of materials.

  1. Prepare materials (fabric)
    • Fabrics are collected and checked in accordance with fabric specification
    • Fabric width and quality are checked according to instructions and appropriate action is taken in accordance with work requirements
    • Fabrics are checked according to workplace procedures
    • Fabrics are soaked/drip dried and pressed in accordance with standard fabric care
    • Accessories and accents are selected and prepared in accordance with specified garment style/design
    • Marking tools are prepared in accordance with job requirements
    • Equipment and tools are prepared as per standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  2. Lay-out and mark pattern on material
    • Cutting table is prepared and set-up in accordance with company procedures
    • Patterns are prepared and checked in accordance with job specifications
    • Patterns are laid out and pinned on the fabric in accordance with fabric grain line
    • Fabric is laid-up and alignment with pattern is checked to ensure conformance to specifications
    • Pattern pieces are manipulated and positioned manually in accordance with company procedures
    • Seam allowances are marked on the fabric in accordance with job requirements
    • Darts and pocket locations are traced/marked on the fabric in accordance with specified garment style or design
    • Mark is placed in accordance with company procedures
  3. Cut materials
    • Garment style or design is interpreted in accordance with customer’s specification
    • Material is cut to meet design requirements and measurements of the pattern
    • Garment parts are checked for completeness in accordance with specified garment design or styles

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: SEW CASUAL APPAREL
UNIT CODE: GRM743315

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in preparing and assembling cut parts, preparing sewing machine for operation, sewing garments and components using basic sewing techniques, and altering completed men’s casual garments

  1. Prepare cut parts
    • Cut parts are prepared in accordance with the specified garment design/style
    • Cut parts are pressed in accordance with fabric specifications
    • Cut parts are pinned together in accordance with garment design or style
    • Accessories and accents are prepared in accordance with garment design or style
  2. Prepare sewing machine for operation
    • Machine parts are cleaned and lubricated in accordance with company requirements and manufacturer’s cleaning and lubricating instructions
    • Machine is started and stopped in accordance with manufacturer’s operation manual
    • Machines speed and work handling are controlled in accordance with company procedures
    • Machine operations is monitored according to standard operating procedures
    • Minor machine problem or fault is identified and repaired in accordance with manufacturer’s manual
    • Machines are threaded in accordance with the threading procedures
    • Machines are set-up and adjusted in accordance with work specifications
    • Company’s health and safety policies and procedures are followed
  3. Sew and assemble garment parts
    • Garment parts are assembled in accordance with garment assembly instructions and pattern specifications
    • Garments are assembled/sewn in accordance with sewing standard procedures and company’s time frames
    • Sleeves, collars and pockets are identified and sewn in accordance with customer’s specification and quality standards
    • Pocket flaps and pieces are sewn with clean corners and without raw edges
    • Zipper is sewn without pucker according to sewing instructions
    • Seams edges are finished in accordance with the job requirements
    • Waistband width are evenly sewn from end to end according to standard operating procedures
    • Left and right of front and back rise are attached equally, following correct seam allowance
    • Left and right bottom hem are sewn equally and balanced with each other in length according to procedure
  4. Alter completed garment
    • Alterations/Modifications are undertaken in accordance with the client’s specifications
    • Final fitting is conducted to ensure clients satisfaction
    • Garment alteration is completed as per clients satisfaction

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : APPLY FINISHING TOUCHES ON CASUAL APPAREL
UNIT CODE: GRM743316

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in applying finishing touches and detailing on the requirements such as attaching the needed accessories and accent, trimming of excess threads, pressing finished garment and packaging of finished men’s casual garment.

  1. Apply finishing touches
    • Finishing touches are checked in accordance with garment design/style specifications
    • Accessories and accents position are marked and attached in accordance with garment design/style specification
    • Accessories and accents are sewn by hand or by machine in accordance with garment design/style specifications
    • Finishing operations are performed in accordance with customer’s specifications and company’s procedures
    • Garment is checked for loose threads, missing buttons and attachments.
    • Bodice hem allowances and sleeves are folded and pinned in accordance with customer’s specifications.
    • Hem line allowances are sewn in accordance with the given stitch/seam specifications
  2. Trim excess threads
    • Trimming tools are prepared in accordance with company procedures
    • Garments are trimmed of excess threads in accordance with sewing procedures
    • Garments are reversed and hanged in accordance with company’s procedures
  3. Press finished garment
    • Fabrics and pressing tools are prepared according to standard operating procedures
    • Pressing tools temperature setting is set-up in accordance with company procedures
    • Faults, spots and marks are identified and appropriate actions are taken in accordance with company’s procedures
    • Heat/Pressure is applied in accordance with product requirements, fabric specifications and company procedures
    • Pressing is sequenced in accordance with work specifications and company’s procedures
  4. Package the finished garment
    • Finished garments are packed in accordance with packaging standards/procedures
    • Garment packages are labeled in accordance with company’s requirements

COMMON COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS & CALCULATIONS
UNIT CODE: GRM743203

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required in taking accurate measurements of the client and calculating/estimating the materials, requirements cost.

  1. Obtain measurements
    • Measurements are obtained to job instructions using measuring devices
    • Type of measurement to be used is identified.
  2. Perform simple calculations
    • Simple calculations are carried out based on the requirements of the situation
    • Correctness of calculations verified based on production requirements
  3. Estimate approximate quantities
    • Measurements or quantities are estimated on job requirements
    • Measurements are identified/recorded without error
    • Quantities of materials suitable for work undertaken are calculated and recorded according to job instructions
    • Costs for simple project are estimated to within + or 10%.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: SET UPAND OPERATE MACHINE/S
UNIT CODE: GRM743204

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required in setting up and operating machines.

  1. Set machines
    • Product specifications are interpreted in relation to machine setting requirements
    • Type of sewing machine to be set up is identified in accordance with the job requirement
    • Machine is set in accordance with product specifications, machine manufacturer’s instructions and company procedures
  2. Conduct sample run
    • Materials to be used for sampling are obtained
    • Machine is operated in accordance with manufacturer’s and company instructions to produce a specified sample
  3. Test machine output
    • Machine outputs are tested or organized in accordance with company procedures to ensure required standards of quality are met
  4. Re-adjust machine setting to meet requirements
    • Test results are interpreted to determine adjustment requirements
    • Adjustment changes are assessed in accordance with product and machine specifications
    • Appropriate production personnel are informed of the availability of the newly set up machine in accordance with workplace procedures
  5. Maintain records
    • Records are maintained and reports prepared in accordance with the company procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM BASIC MAINTENANCE
UNIT CODE: GRM743205

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required in performing minor maintenance of the machines used by dressmaker/tailor.

  1. Operate machine and assess its performance
    • Machine is started and stopped in accordance with manufacturer’s and enterprise requirements
    • Machine operation is monitored to ensure that correct procedures are assessed and product meets quality standards
    • Problem with machine is identified and reported in accordance with company procedures
  2. Clean and lubricate machine
    • Machine is cleaned and lubricated in accordance with workplace requirements and manufacturer’s cleaning and lubricating instructions
    • Machine operation is monitored to ensure correct procedures are carried out and work meets quality standards
  3. Check machine operation
    • Machine is checked to ensure correct operation
    • Problems encountered and similar observations are documented and referred to supervisor or appropriate personnel

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS
UNIT CODE: GRM743206

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required in applying quality standards to work operations in the industry.

  1. Assess own work
    • Completed work is checked against workplace standards relevant to the operations being undertaken
    • An understanding is demonstrated on how the work activities and completed work relate to the next production process and to the final appearance of the product
    • Faulty pieces or final products are identified and isolated in accordance with company policies and procedures
    • Faults and any identified causes are recorded and reported in accordance with workplace procedures
  2. Assess quality of received component parts
    • Received materials, component parts or final product are checked against workplace standards and specifications
    • Causes of any identified faults are identified and corrective actions are taken in accordance with workplace procedures
  3. Measure parts
    • Materials, component parts or products are measured using the appropriate measuring instruments in accordance with workplace procedures
  4. Record information
    • Basic information on the quality performance is recorded in accordance with workplace procedures
    • Records of work quality are maintained according to the requirements of the company
  5. Study causes of quality deviations
    • Causes of deviations from final products are investigated and reported in accordance with workplace procedures
    • Suitable preventive action is recommended based on workplace quality standards and identified causes of deviation from specified quality standards of materials or final product

BASIC COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 500311105

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements.

  1. Obtain and convey workplace information
    • Specific and relevant information is accessed from appropriate sources
    • Effective questioning, active listening and speaking skills are used together and convey information
    • Appropriate medium is used to transfer information and ideas
    • Appropriate non- verbal communication is used
    • Appropriate lines of communication with supervisors and colleagues are identified and followed
    • Defined workplace procedures for the location and storage of information are used
    • Personal interaction is carried out clearly and concisely
  2. Participate in workplace meetings and discussions
    • Team meetings are at ended on time
    • Own opinions are clear expressed and those of others are listened to without interruption
    • Meeting inputs are consistent with the meeting purpose and established protocols
    • Workplace interactions are conducted in a courteous manner
    • Questions about simple routine workplace procedures and matters concerning working conditions of employment are asked and responded to.
    • Meetings outcomes are interpreted and implemented
  3. Complete relevant work related documents
    • Range of forms relating to conditions of employment are completed accurately and legibly
    • Workplace data is recorded on standard workplace forms and documents
    • Basic mathematical processes are used for routine calculations
    • Errors in recording information on forms/documents are identified and properly acted upon
    • Reporting requirements to supervisor are completed according to organizational guidelines

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT
UNIT CODE : 500311106

This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team.

  1. Describe team role and scope
    • The role and objective of the team is identified from available sources of information
    • Team parameters, reporting relationships and responsibilities are identified from team discussions and appropriate external sources.
  2. Identify own role and responsibility within team
    • Individual role and responsibilities within the team environment are identified.
    • Roles and responsibility of other team members are identified and recognized.
    • Reporting relationships within team and external to team are identified.
  3. Work as a team member
    • Effective and appropriate forms of communications used and interactions undertaken with team members who contribute to known team activities and objectives.
    • Effective and appropriate contributions made to complement team activities and objectives, based on individual skills and competencies and workplace context.
    • Observed protocols in reporting using standard operating procedures.
    • Contribute to the development of team work plans based on an understanding of team’s role and objectives and individual competencies of the members.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE CAREER PROFESSIONALISM
UNIT CODE : 500311107

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting career growth and advancement.

  1. Integrate personal objectives with organizational goals
    • Personal growth and work plans are pursued towards improving the qualifications set for the profession
    • Intra- and interpersonal relationships is are maintained in the course of managing oneself based on performance evaluation
    • Commitment to the organization and its goal is demonstrated in the performance of duties
  2. Set and meet work priorities
    • Competing demands are prioritized to achieve personal, team and organizational goals and objectives.
    • Resources are utilized efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
    • Practices along economic use and maintenance of equipment and facilities are followed as per established procedures
  3. Maintain professional growth and development
    • Trainings and career opportunities are identified and availed of based on job requirements
    • Recognitions are sought/received and demonstrated as proof of career advancement
    • Licenses and/or certifications relevant to job and career are obtained and renewed

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311108

This unit covers the outcomes required to comply with regulatory and organizational requirements for occupational health and safety.

  1. Identify hazards and risks
    • Safety regulations and workplace safety and hazard control practices and procedures are clarified and explained based on organization procedures
    • Hazards/risks in the workplace and their corresponding indicators are identified to minimize or eliminate risk to co-workers, workplace and environment in accordance with organization procedures
    • Contingency measures during workplace accidents, fire and other emergencies are recognized and established in accordance with organization procedures
  2. Evaluate hazards and risks
    • Terms of maximum tolerable limits which when exceeded will result in harm or damage are identified based on threshold limit values (TLV)
    • Effects of the hazards are determined
    • OHS issues and/or concerns and identified safety hazards are reported to designated personnel in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant workplace OHS legislation
  3. Control hazards and risks
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures for controlling hazards/risks in workplace are consistently
      followed
    • Procedures for dealing with workplace accidents, fire and emergencies are followed in accordance with organization OHS policies
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is correctly used in accordance with organization OHS procedures and practices
    • Appropriate assistance is provided in the event of a workplace emergency in accordance with established organization protocol
  4. Maintain OHS awareness
    • Emergency-related drills and trainings are participated in as per established organization guidelines and procedures
    • OHS personal records are completed and updated in accordance with workplace requirements

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Fabric grain – refers to woven fabrics that compose of two sets of yarns (threads) that run at right angle to each other.
  • Manipulation – is the process of producing another pattern adapting existing blocks pattern.
  • Warp – are the lengthwise yarns (threads) that run vertically in a woven fabric
  • Weft – the crosswise yarns (threads) that run horizontally in a woven fabric
  • Selvedge – is edge of woven fabric finished to prevent raveling.
  • Design – a combination of lines or shapes to form a decoration
  • On grain – a fabric is on grain when the lengthwise threads run exactly at right angles to each other.
  • Off grain – when the two sets of grain do not run at right angle to each other
  • Specification Sheet – refers to a data containing the final instructions regarding sizes, stitches, etc.
  • Style/Design – refers to a kind of outlook based on printed materials, shows, trends and market choice.
  • Accents – refer to accessories/materials that are used to enhance and glamorize dress such as beads, pearls, rhinestones, metals, laces and bias.
    Design Interpretation – refers to sketches of design either white or colored interpreted into pattern.
  • Mannequin – a three dimensional model of human form used for fitting clothes and made of either fiber glass, ivory, porcelain, wood or paper mache.
  • Finishing Touches – refer to work done on a dress to enhance the total quality feature of a product.
  • Blazer – refers to the kind of dress for women which is otherwise called as overcoat.
  • Gown – refers to a long dress sometimes made of beads and expensive materials.
  • Casual Dress – refers to the kind of dress used for everyday wear which is vogue and comfortable.
  • Workplace Quality Standards – refer to the expected characteristics of finished garment. The quality standard that applies in the candidate workplace is the standard that is appropriate for assessment purposes

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