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Osca Ironing Training Curriculum

Table of Contents:

1. Systems & Procedures

2. Men’s Shirts

3. Preparation & Fabric Recognition

4. Polos & T-Shirts

5. Flat Sheets

6. Pillow Cases

7. Fitted Sheets

8. Doona Covers

9. Pants - Flat

10. Pants - with centre crease

11. Ladies’ Blouses

12. Skirts & Dresses

13. Tablecloths & Small Linen

14. Health & Wellbeing



Part 1 - Systems and Procedures

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Assessment for SYSTEMS & PROCEDURES includes: Osca areas (specific to Osca) / Basic Hygiene: Personal & Ironing Bay & Equipment / Ironer First Aid / Ironing Equipment, Bay & Materials / History of Ironing / Physics or Ironing / Chemistry of Ironing / General Organization and Handling / Ironing Guidelines / Industry Productivity norms / Quality minimums / Osca Am & Pm Procedures (specific to Osca) / Record keeping / Customer Wishes & Requests / Customer Communications / From Prep to Dispatch / Dispatch Rules & Procedures

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Part 2 – Men’s SHIRTS

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Part 2 – Men’s SHIRTS

Assessment for MEN’S SHIRTS includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, linen, poly-cotton, silk, wool / Fabric Weave Recognition: poplin, twill, oxford, herringbone etc. / Plain Cuffed / French Cuffed / Short Sleeved / Fused vs Un-fused Collars, Cuffs and button-hole Plackets / Unfused Collars / Unfused Cuffs / Unfused Button-hole Plackets / Curved sleeves / Curved panels / Permanent Press sleeve creases & pleats / Pockets / Pockets with flaps / Sleeve tabs / Yoke side pleats / Yoke centre box pleats / Dinner Shirts / School Shirts / Pyjama tops / Using a sleeve arm / No shine / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 3 – Preparation & Fabric Recognition

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Part 3 – Preparation & Fabric Recognition

Assessment for PREPARATION & FABRIC RECOGNITION includes: Fabric Recognition: Woven vs Stretch or Knit; Cotton, linen, poly-cotton, polyester, silk, wool, rayon, viscose, tencel, etc. / The Humidity factor / Preparation with water or starch /Starch: properties, preparation & application / Hang or Fold to “rest” & “relax” / Handling various items during preparation: Shirts, polos & t-shirts, pants, ladies’ blouses; shirts & dresses; large and small bed and table linen / Sort & Count Items / Preparation Procedures / Osca Customer Wish Card / Osca Garment Categories / Osca Colour Order / Osca Hanging Order / Osca Folding Order

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Part 4 – Polos & T-Shirts

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Part 4 – Polos & T-Shirts

Assessment for POLOS & T-SHIRTS includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, poly-cotton, polyester, wool, etc. / T-shirts / Polos / Long sleeved / Jumpers / Hoodies / Singlets / Raglan Sleeves / Shoulder Yokes / Pockets / Insignia / Prints / Use of sleeve arm / Ironing over a cloth / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 5 – Flat Sheets

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Part 5 – Flat Sheets

Assessment for FLAT SHEETS includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, poly-cotton, linen, silk, satin, flannel, etc. / Handling large linen & the use of Air & Gravity / various sizes: Cot; Single; Double; Queen; King / various Stitching and Detail on top presentation panel / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 6 – Pillow Cases

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Part 6 – Pillow Cases

Assessment for PILLOW CASES includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, poly-cotton, linen, silk, satin, flannel, etc. / Various sizes: Standard; European; Edged; Frilled; Body; Cushion / Various openings / Combination of Fabrics / Lace / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 7 – Fitted SHEETS

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Part 7 – Fitted SHEETS

Assessment for FITTED SHEETS includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, poly-cotton, linen, silk, satin, flannel, etc. / various sizes: Cot; Single; Double; Queen; King / No elastic / Corners elasticised only / various tightness of elastic / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 8 – Doona Covers

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Part 8 – Doona Covers

Assessment for DOONA COVERS includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, poly-cotton, linen, silk, satin, flannel, etc. / Various sizes: Cot; Single; Double; Queen; King / Various openings / Combination of Fabrics / Specific Detail / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 9 – PANTS - Flat

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Part 9 – PANTS - Flat

Assessment for PANTS - Flat includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, linen, wool, denim, silk, rayon, etc. / Tailored Trousers (with front pleats) / Chinos & Khakis (flat front) / Jeans / Cargo pants / Cuffed pants / Lined pants / Culottes / Stretch pants / Tracksuit pants / Shorts / Ironing over a cloth / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 10 – PANTS - with Centre Crease

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Part 10 – PANTS - with Centre Crease

Assessment for PANTS - with Centre Crease includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, linen, wool, denim, silk, rayon, etc. / Tailored Trousers (with front pleats) / Chinos & Khakis (flat front) / Jeans / Cargo pants / Cuffed pants / Lined pants / Culottes / Stretch pants / Tracksuit pants / Shorts / Ironing over a cloth / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 11 – Ladies’ BLOUSES

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Part 11 – Ladies’ BLOUSES

Assessment for LADIES’ BLOUSES includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, linen, wool, silk, rayon, tencel, satin, etc. / Round sleeves - using the Sleeve Arm / Long sleeved / Short sleeved / Sleeveless / Singlet / Shoe String / Jackets / Cardigans / Pyjama tops / Pockets / Frills / Pleats / Tabs / Shoulder Pads / Belts, Straps and Ties / Detail: Embroidery, pin tucks, shirring, prints, sequins, appliques, etc. / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 12 – Skirts & Dresses

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Part 12 – Skirts & Dresses

Assessment for SKIRTS & DRESSES includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, linen, wool, silk, rayon, tencel, satin, etc. / Plain Skirts / Frilled Skirts / Full circle Skirts / Pleated Skirts / Doing Round sleeves using the Sleeve Arm / Long sleeved Dresses / Short sleeved Dresses / Sleeveless Dresses / Singlet & Shoe string Dresses / Dressing gowns / Coats / Final Presentation: Hanging & Folding

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Part 13 - Tablecloths & Small Linen

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Part 13 - Tablecloths & Small Linen

Assessment for TABLECLOTHS & SMALL LINEN includes: Fabric Recognition: Cotton, linen, silk, poly-cotton, polyester, etc. / Lace Recognition: Battenburg, Princess, crochet, etc / various shapes and sizes: Rectangular, Square, Oval & Round / Overlays, Placemats, Doylies, Napkins / Embroidery, Appliques / Final Presentation: Hanging / Folding

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Part 14 – Health & Well Being

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Part 14 – Health & Well Being

Assessment for HEALTH & WELLBEING includes: Posture & the Alexander Technique / The Power of Breath / Hydration / Nutrition & Supplements / The Magic of Movement: the Dancercise philosophy / Music and mood / Yoga & Pilates Basics / Massage Options / Skin care & the Treatment of burns / Hands & Feet & Reflexology / Bio-rhythms /Rest & Sleep / Aromatherapy Basics / Colour your mood / Meditation & the Attitude of Gratitude / Self-Hypnosis & positive semantics

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