This unit covers the competency to apply stains, fillers and bleach to timber 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 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; - select appropriate stains, fillers and bleach for the surfaces to be treated; - apply stains, fillers and bleach to at least two (2) surfaces, monitor drying, and assess and rectify any quality issues; - remove surface coating from timber and metal surfaces and apply appropriate techniques to remove coatings from flat, vertical, carved and curved surfaces, using a minimum of four (4) different removal techniques and materials; - 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 application techniques; - characteristics of stains, fillers and bleaches in terms of toxicity, reactivity, flammability, viscosity; - methods to prevent contamination of surfaces during and after processing, and; - work flow in relation to the application stains, fillers and bleach.

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