This unit of competency covers reading plans and job specifications to prepare cutting lists and providing data for subsequent processing operations.

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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 skills: - locate, interpret and apply relevant information; - apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment; - identify materials and tools used in the work process; - follow work instructions, operating procedures and manufacturers' instructions to: minimise the risk of injury to self and others; prevent damage to goods, equipment and products; maintain optimum production output and product quality; - interpret production plans and prepare cutting lists on a minimum of four (4) occasions with lists each having at least ten (10) different components and, overall, the lists incorporating four (4) different types of material; - 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 of materials and tooling used and use of products programmed; - identification of equipment, processes and procedures, and; - pattern techniques for optimising materials.

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