This unit of competency covers installing cabinets in residential and commercial environments according to specifications and design plans, including the application of selected components to achieve a quality finish. It includes accessing and applying information and instructions for the use of components and cabinet products.

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: - 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; - access and apply information on installation requirements of cabinet components including component specifications, materials to be used and site conditions; - determine correct installation techniques to be applied and any or issues that would impact on the installation process; - complete all operations to install cabinets using hand and power tools safely and efficiently and install cabinets in at least (1) one kitchen, one (1) bathroom and laundry, including one (1) residential and one (1) commercial environment; - conduct quality checks on all installed components to ensure they meet specifications and complete housekeeping and required records of the work conducted; - use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements; - 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; - 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 installation of cabinets; - Features of cabinets and components; - State or territory WHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice relevant to on site work; - Characteristics of materials, products and defects; - Cabinet installation processes; - Procedures for documenting workplace records and information; - Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement; - Relevant problem identification and resolution techniques.

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