This unit of competency covers joining timber by constructing joints using hand and portable power tools.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Other
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
MSFFM2006

Assessment

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 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; - follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection processes to: 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 joint types for the furniture item and utilise at least three (3) different adhesive types; - produce a minimum of four (4) different joint types in accordance with industry standards on tolerances with at least two (2) produced substantially by hand operations; - 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: - characteristics, properties and selection criteria of adhesives used; - capabilities and limitations of tools used; - matching requirements of adhesives and fasteners to timbers/materials used, and; - work flow in relation to the furniture items being made or repaired.

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