This unit specifies the outcomes required to prepare and apply types of finishing materials to surfaces.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - follow instructions; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - recognise procedures, respond to change and contribute to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental or sustainability frameworks or management systems; - select appropriate tools and equipment, respond to workplace challenges and put ideas into action; - literacy skills to read and interpret drawings, specifications and relevant Australian standards; - numeracy skills to calculate material requirements; - planning and organising skills to identify requirements, apply relevant resources and sequence tasks; - problem-solving skills to recognise and take action to rectify minor faults and problems, and; - teamwork skills to be able to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural, social, ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - interpretation of construction specifications; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - organisation's quality assurance requirements; - surface preparation relevant to material surfaces and applied finishes; - types and performance of finished surfaces; - types and uses of finishing materials; - types of applicators and equipment relevant to applying finishing materials; - types of hazardous materials and safe handling requirements; - types of material substrates and surfaces, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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