This unit of competency covers setting out and cutting manufactured board to produce component parts of flat panel furniture and manufactured board panel doors applying manufactured board conversion techniques.

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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: - read and interpret cutting lists and job specifications to prepare for work; - 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 to: minimise the risk of injury to self or others; prevent damage to goods, equipment and products; maintain required production output and product quality; - apply at least five (5) different conversion operations using different operations/methods, including the: preparation of cutting plans to minimise waste; selection of the correct materials; cutting at least one (1) surfaced board requiring the use of a panel saw using a scoring blade; - 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: - range, characteristics, uses and limitations of panel saw (with and without a scoring blade), NC beam saw and wall saw; - workplace: quality standards and procedures; guidelines regarding acceptable tolerance levels; safety policies and procedures, and; - procedures for reporting machinery faults and material defects.

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