This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to restore, repair and prepare different material surfaces for the application of paint.  The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of new or uncoated surfaces, preparation of previously coated surfaces, preparation of previously wallpapered surfaces for painting and completion of clean-up activities.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to: determine requirements; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand and follow instructions; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources and drawings and specifications; - report faults; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - evaluating own actions and making judgments about performance and necessary improvements; - identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work; - recognising procedures, following instructions, responding to change and contributing to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental and sustainability frameworks or management systems; - teamwork skills to coordinate own work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities, and; - technological skills to: use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones, and; voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - corrosion processes and techniques for the protection of metals; - hazards associated with lead, asbestos, solvents, chemicals and dust; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - material safety data sheets (MSDS); - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - paint application testing procedures; - painting and decorating terminology; - plans, drawings and specifications; - prevention and/or rectification procedures for surface coating defects; - procedures, products and techniques associated with preparation of surfaces; - procedures, products and techniques associated with removal of wallpaper; - processes for the calculation of material requirements; - properties and surface preparation requirements of new substrates; - quality requirements; - required protection for application of clear or stained finishes; - surface coating technology, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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