This unit of competency covers preparing and constructing jigs and fixtures to produce furniture components.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - interpret work order and locate and apply 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 practices to: minimise the risk of injury to self or others; prevent damage to goods, tools, equipment or products; maintain required production output and product quality; - select materials and construct a minimum of three (3) different types of jigs/fixtures, including one (1) for a shaping machine and one (1) which is adjustable; - 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, uses and limitations of jigs and fixtures; - criteria for selecting material for use in jigs and fixtures; - requirements for cutting, shaping and joining materials; - identification of equipment, processes and procedures, and; - work flow in relation to the use of jigs and fixtures.

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