This unit of competency covers taking measurements on-site and checking cabinetry to ensure accurate fit. It requires assessment of levels and squareness of walls and floors and other structural components to determine adjustments required on cabinets to ensure exact fit.

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

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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: - interpret work order and locate and apply relevant 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 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; - identify and accurately measure and record structural aspects that impact on cabinet construction and installation identifying any inconsistencies in measurements; - mark up the installation site according to confirmed measurements to correctly inform installers on cabinet location and fit; - complete detailed documentation on measurements, cabinet location and installation sequence to inform installation; - 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; - avoid backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage, 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: - 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 on-site work; - the role of Australian standards and the Building Code of Australia (BCA); - characteristics of materials, products and defects; - procedures for documenting workplace records and information; - appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement; - relevant problem identification and resolution techniques; - basic building and architectural terminology, and; - common structural and non-structural components of a residential building.

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