This unit of competency covers matching and making up colours for surfaces which have previously been coated or polished, or for new work which must match existing work or a specified sample.

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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: - 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; - accurately colour match using pigments and/or stains on a minimum of five (5) occasions; - record colour formulae for production situations; - 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: - types, characteristics and degradation patterns of coatings and stains; - properties of coated and stained surface materials and the impact of these on colouring; - types, characteristics, uses and limitations of colouring agents; - types, uses and limitations of matching aids; - product catalogues and other information systems, and; - material safety management systems and related safety requirements.

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