This unit of competency covers applying brushable coatings to surfaces by hand.

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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; - prepare for and apply coatings by hand on a minimum of five (5) occasions covering: one (1) solid timber surface; one (1) manufactured board surface; one (1) metal surface; using four (4) different coatings (one-pot polyurethane, acrylic, enamel and polish); - 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 hand application techniques; - characteristics of coatings, waxes and oils in terms of toxicity, reactivity, flammability and required viscosity; - methods to prevent contamination of surfaces during and after finishing, and; - work flow in relation to the application of finishing material.

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