This unit of competency covers stripping, cleaning, restoring and servicing spray equipment and booths.

Unit details

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


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 performance criteria: - interpret work order and locate and apply relevant information; - apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment; - identify materials used in the work process; - follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection processes; - minimise the risk of injury to self or others; - prevent damage to goods, equipment and products; - maintain required production output and product quality; - disassemble, maintain and re-assemble at least two (2) different spray systems; - maintain a booth and booth services on at least two (2) occasions; - use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and estimate material requirements; - communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications and the reporting of work outcomes and problems, interpret basic plans and follow safety procedures; - minimise wastage of resources, including materials, time and money, and; - work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity;Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identification of spray system equipment, processes and procedures; - types, characteristics and maintenance requirements for spray booth services, including at a minimum, ventilation, lighting, water and electrical reticulation; - characteristics of spray coatings and base materials in terms of toxicity, reactivity and flammability; - types, characteristics, uses and limitations of cleaning solvents and agents; - effects of fumes, heat and other radiations on surface coatings, and; - material safety management systems.

Where to next?

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.