This unit of competency covers taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


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: - interpret work documents correctly; - plan and organise activities, including selecting and checking appropriate measuring equipment; - use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate material quantities and spatial size; - use a range of measuring, calculating and recording devices; - record results accurately; - perform calculations accurately and check results; - work from specific project plans or briefs, determine and cost the material quantities for a minimum of three (3) different furnishing projects; - communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications and the reporting of work outcomes and problems, 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: - purpose and techniques for using measuring and calculating equipment; - mathematical principles for making basic calculations; - work documentation for instructions and recording; - requirements for minimising damage to materials and completed products while undertaking measurement, and; - requirements of working with others in a team.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.