MSFFT4008 - Interpret and use workplace information

    Unit code: MSFFT4008 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit of competency covers locating, using, interpreting and manipulating workplace information and statistics in support of development or production activities within the furnishing industry. Statistic access and manipulation can be computer-assisted, either integrated into the enterprise processes, or stand-alone.


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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 competency unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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 multi-trade work instructions and work orders, building and structural plans and safety procedures;
    • 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;
    • use general and statistical data representations to explain work processes and/or outcomes;
    • identify and read graphs, charts, tables and statistical results and interpret general and statistical data accurately;
    • 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;
    • use workplace technology related to the coordination, including communication equipment, time and management aids and other measuring devices;
    • 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.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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