This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to clean and arrange furniture and fittings, and to present rooms in a range of workplace contexts.  This unit applies to individuals who clean furniture and fittings and then place the furniture and fittings in their original positions, or in an arrangement specified by a client. It includes the ability to assess the extent of the cleaning task, understand client requirements and apply procedures.

This unit applies to individuals with the ability to follow effectively company policies and procedures and to safely perform their duties alone or in a team environment, under routine supervision and without supervisory responsibilities.

Unit details

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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: - select and use furniture and fitting cleaning equipment and cleaning agents to clean, using a different technique in each instance; - two different types furniture items; - two different types of fittings; - arrange furniture and fitting twice using a different technique in each instance; - selecting, using, and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE); - manual handling techniques; - communicating effectively with supervisor or clients; - understanding, clarifying, and following supervisor or client instructions; - safely using cleaning equipment and preparing and using cleaning agents; - disposing of collected soil and waste, and; - using efficient cleaning methods.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - industry standard types of furniture including; beds, bedside cupboards, shelves, benches, chairs, tables, desks, work stations and filing cabinets, - industry standard types of fittings including; door handles, light fittings and switches, railings, skirting, window sills, window coverings, picture frames, clocks, ornaments, telephone handsets, computers, kettles and microwaves; - the main surface types including; wood, laminate, metal, glass, plastic, tile, vinyl, leather or fabric; - the main types of wet and dry soiling and effects on furniture and fitting surfaces including; mud and dirt, dust, cobwebs, grease, wax, ink, nail polish, food, beverages, blood, and human and animal waste; - standard furniture and fitting cleaning techniques and industry standard equipment; - workplace requirements for undertaking all aspects of cleaning furniture and arranging fittings; - methods for communicating and clarifying work requirements with supervisors and clients; verbally, in person or via phone, via electronic medium such as text and email, electronic or written reports, and; - workplace procedures.

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