This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to assess the condition of blinds, curtains, screens and associated fixtures, and select required equipment, chemicals and methods to remove dirt and grime from a range of window coverings.  The unit supports cleaners who work alone or in teams.  It applies to a range of window coverings, including blinds, curtains and screens in commercial and residential work sites.

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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: - must satisfy the requirements of the elements, performance criteria, foundation skills and range of conditions of this unit, and; - must also clean one fixed awning. In doing the above work, the person must select and prepare required cleaning chemicals to clean each window covering. By the end of the whole task, the person must have removed three of the following soil types: adhered soil; cobwebs; dust; mould and mildew; nicotine stains; oil; paint; road grime. In doing the above work, the person must demonstrate six of the following cleaning techniques: air blowing; dusting; low-water cleaning methods, such as using microfibre cleaning products pressure washing; rinsing; scrubbing; spot cleaning; water extraction; wiping. During the above work, the person must also: - identify type and characteristics of window coverings and fixtures; - select and prepare cleaning equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE); - select and apply safe and efficient cleaning methods, and; - remove, clean and refit window coverings according to specified requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - environmental requirements relating to the use of chemicals and cleaning equipment when cleaning window coverings; - types of different window covering surfaces and their suitability for either wet or dry cleaning; - range of techniques and methods to clean window coverings; - cleaning chemicals and equipment suitable for cleaning window coverings, and their application for different window covering surfaces; - cleaning techniques for safely removing different soil types from different window coverings; - key requirements of legislation, regulations, codes of practice and industry advisory standards relating to cleaning window coverings; - processes for safely handling and disposing of waste; - safe handling techniques for working with hazardous chemicals, and; - types of window coverings and fixtures, their characteristics and methods of operation.

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