This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and dismantle the physical elements of permanent and temporary exhibitions. It involves working in line with established exhibition plans and procedures.  It applies to individuals who work under guidance and supervision as exhibition venue staff or independent exhibition contractors in both business and community environments.

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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: - identify exhibition requirements and confirm procedures and processes for installation and dismantling with relevant people; - work with others to prepare exhibition by agreed timelines, including: - confirming that the site has been prepared; - installing and dismantling exhibition elements according to requirements; - packing, unpacking, handling and moving physical elements of exhibitions with care; - using safe manual handling techniques; - identifying and resolving or referring problems to others, and; - follow procedures for recordkeeping, cleaning and returning elements. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify different exhibition components relevant to the work or industry context; - explain typical processes for installing and dismantling an exhibition; - outline roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in staging exhibitions; - explain packing materials and techniques used for a range of exhibition elements; - identify tools commonly used for installing and dismantling exhibitions; - explain key features of organisational procedures, guidelines and requirements relating to installing and dismantling exhibition elements: - cleaning; - purchasing required supplies; - record-keeping; - security issues when work is underway; - storage of packaging materials; - work health and safety requirements, and; - waste disposal.

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