This unit of competency covers interpreting work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items.

Unit details

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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: - collect, organise and understand information related to the range of work documents relevant to the sector; - communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications; - plan and organise activities to minimise wastage of resources, including materials, time and money; - work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative; approaches to optimise information management; - use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly interpret the content of work documents; - identify alternative methods of accessing and sources of work information, including using workplace technology related to work documentation, its access and storage; - recognise and explain the meanings of symbols, technical terms and conventions of specifications and plans; - check accuracy of copied specifications; - maintain condition of documentation, and; - locate, read and interpret a minimum of ten (10) selected/specified work documents which must include: Australian Standards relevant to the sector; manufacturer technical instructions and specifications; real or simulated local work documents, including: work plans; material safety data sheets (MSDS); relevant building codes; job procedures; safe work instructions or equivalent.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - different types of work documents used in the furnishing industry and their function; - conventions and symbols of plans, drawings and specifications, and; - workplace procedures for maintenance of documentation.

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