MSFFF2004 - Prepare surfaces for finishing

Unit code: MSFFF2004 | Study level: TAFE


This unit of competency covers preparing a range of furniture surfaces for the application of surface coatings by hand or machine.


For Melbourne campuses

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 performance criteria:

  • 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;
  • minimise the risk of injury to self or others;
  • prevent damage to goods, equipment and products;
  • maintain required production output and product quality;
  • prepare furniture surfaces on a minimum of four (4) occasions, including a: horizontal surface; vertical surface; internal surface; curved surface (moulding). Surfaces are to include: solid hardwood; solid softwood; veneered board; metal;
  • 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;
  • minimise wastage of resources including materials, time and money, 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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