This unit of competency covers assessing a site, including walls, floors, appliances, services and other structural components, to determine implications and modifications required for location and installation of cabinets. 

Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this unit and relevant state/territory and local government agencies should be consulted to determine any necessary certification or licensing for undertaking kitchen and bathroom work. Access to construction sites requires certification of general induction training specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

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 relevant information; - apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment; - 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; - conduct a site assessment and identify all issues that will impact on the installation of cabinets and appliances including floor and wall construction and other structural elements of the site and availability and location of required services; - identify limitations of cabinet construction and implications for design, including compliance issues for work and levelling required; - complete detailed documentation to inform installation, including site conditions, sequence of component installation and quality standards that apply; - apply quality standards, Australian Standards and resource information appropriate to cabinet construction and installation on site, including accessing and apply appropriate requirements set out in the Building Code of Australia (BCA); - use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements; - communicate ideas and information; interpret basic plans and follow safety procedures, 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: - roles of trades in the kitchen and bathroom industry; - planning processes; - processes used for the construction of cabinets; - features of cabinets and components used in kitchen and bathroom projects; - state or territory WHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of processes for assessing a site; - organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for assessing a site; - the role of Australian Standards and the BCA; - characteristics of materials, products and defects; - procedures for documenting workplace records and information; - appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement; - environmental protection requirements; - established communication channels and protocols; - relevant problem identification and resolution techniques; - basic building and architectural terminology; - common structural and non-structural components of a residential building; - materials and methods involved in interior refurbishment; - local regulations/councils; - construction techniques/technologies, and; - statutory planning regulations affecting kitchens and bathrooms.

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