This unit of competency supports the attainment of the understanding and skills to apply advanced decorative paint finishes, which may include working with others and as a member of a team.
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply decorative paint finishes to a range of different material surfaces.
The unit includes planning and preparation for the work, preparation of the application area, application of imitation marble effects and imitation wood grain effects, application of stencils and completion of clean-up activities.
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Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
This unit contains employability skills.
List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
locate, interpret and apply relevant information, standards and specifications
comply with site safety plan and OHS legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to workplace operations
comply with organisational policies and procedures including quality requirements
safely and effectively operate and use tools, plant and equipment
communicate and work effectively and safely with others
complete to specification the following decorative finishes:
a minimum of one marble graining effect on a standard panel size surface
a minimum of one wood graining effect on a standard panel size surface
design and cutting of a multi-plate stencil and at least two applications of the stencil
dispose of all paint types in an environmentally sustainable way compliant with relevant local legislation and regulations
clean and store painting equipment using environmentally sustainable methods and work practices including waste reticulation systems.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.
Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.
Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards' requirements.
Resource implications for assessment include:
an induction procedure and requirement
realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the mandatory task requirements
relevant specifications and work instructions
tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices
support materials appropriate to activity
workplace instructions relating to safe work practices and addressing hazards and emergencies
material safety data sheets
research resources, including industry related systems information.
Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.
Method of assessment
Assessment methods must:
satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package
include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions, with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application
reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles
confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments.
Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:
competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace
where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice, with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the person's demonstrated ability and applied knowledge
all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary evidence.
Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.
Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties, such as existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.
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Required skills for this unit are:
communication skills to:
enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand
read and interpret:
documentation from a variety of sources
drawings and specifications
use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals
evaluating own actions and making judgments about performance and necessary improvements
identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials
organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work
recognising procedures, following instructions, responding to change and contributing to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental and sustainability frameworks or management systems
teamwork skills to coordinate own work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
technological skills to:
use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones
voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.
Required knowledge for this unit is:
Australian Paint Approval Scheme (APAS) classifications
compatibility of surface coatings to substrates
decorative painted finishes technology
gilding materials and application techniques
imitation marble materials and application techniques
imitation wood grain materials and application techniques
job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements
material safety data sheets (MSDS)
materials storage and environmentally sustainable waste management, including correct disposal of water-based, latex-based and solvent-based paints painting and decorating terminology
plans, drawings and specifications
processes for the calculation of material requirements
solid waste and paint sludge disposal techniques and relevant legislation, including Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and local Council regulations
stencilling materials and application techniques.
types of paints, including the characteristics and uses of paint materials with various volatile organic compound (VOCs) levels and alternative and natural paints
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
diagrams or sketches
instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel
manufacturer specifications and instructions, where specified
regulatory and legislative requirements pertaining to the application of advanced decorative paint finishes
relevant Australian standards
safe work procedures relating to the application of advanced decorative paint finishes
verbal, written and graphical instructions
work schedules, plans and specifications.
Planning and preparation include:
assessment of conditions and hazards
determination of work requirements and safety plans and policies
equipment defect identification
work site inspection.
Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with state and territory legislation and regulations and project safety plan and may include:
emergency procedures, including extinguishing fires, organisational first aid requirements and evacuation
handling activities that may require the assistance of others or the use of manual or mechanical lifting devices where size, weight or other issues, such as a disability are a factor
hazardous materials and substances
organisational first aid
PPE prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices
safe operating procedures, including the conduct of operational risk assessment and treatments associated with:
earth leakage boxes
electrical and fire and/or explosion from combustible materials
power cables, including overhead service trays, cables and conduits
restricted access barriers
solvents, lead, chemicals, fumes/gases
work access platforms
work site visitors and the public
working at heights
working in confined spaces
working in proximity to others, work site visitors and the public
use of firefighting equipment
use of tools and equipment
workplace environmental requirements and safety.
Tools and equipment include:
manufacturers' proprietary products
Quality requirements include:
internal company quality policy and standards
manufacturer specifications, where specified
relevant regulations, including Australian standards
workplace operations and procedures.
Environmental requirements include:
dust and noise
low odour and emissions
Imitation granite and lapis and complex wood graining effects may be achieved using:
heart grain simulator
Stencilling includes the use of:
cutting knives and scalpels
drawing and tracing materials
Paint waste, water and solvents disposal includes:
use of manual and machine environmentally sustainable cleaning methods
cleaning water re-cycling or professional disposal
solid waste disposal requirements
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Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice
Work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details are obtained from relevant information, confirmed and applied for planning and preparation purposes.
Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.
Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.
Tools and equipment are selected to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.
Materials quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans, specifications and quality requirements.
Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.
Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and regulatory obligations and applied.
Area is set up for application processes to suit surfaces to be painted.
Adjoining surfaces to application area are protected by masking off or covering prior to application of decorative paint finishing materials.
Ventilation is provided in application area to maintain safety of self and others.
Measures are taken to ensure application area is dust free.
Ground coat of specified colour and consistency is applied evenly to prepared surface for both traditional and modern imitation granite and lapis effects.
Marbling medium is mixed to designed proportions and colour and correctly applied to produce veins and markings as per sample in accordance with manufacturer specifications and job specifications.
Clear coating is applied to achieve an even finish to specified sheen level in accordance with manufacturer specifications and job specifications.
Ground coat of specified colour and consistency is applied evenly to prepared surface for traditional complex imitation wood grain effects including inlays.
Wood graining medium is mixed to designed proportions and colour and correctly applied to produce grain markings as per sample and in accordance with manufacturer specifications and job specifications.
Specific highlights are added to match sample of decorative paint finishing materials in accordance with manufacturer specifications and job specifications.
Clear coating is applied to achieve an even finish to specified sheen level in accordance with manufacturer specifications and job specifications.
Stencil design is selected and laid out onto recommended material.
Specified multi-layering transfer method is used and design is cut accurately for multiple colours using a 'register' mark.
Initial stencil is placed and taped to designed location and paint is applied to produce first colour to specifications.
Subsequent stencils and overlays are located accurately to pattern with each separate colour applied to specifications to produce designed finish in accordance with manufacturer specifications and job specifications.
Complex pattern lining and textures, including Gris Lais are applied to appropriate surfaces for decorative purposes as specified
Gold leaf and other metallic finishes such as aluminium and bronze are applied to complex surfaces for decorative purposes.
Gilding and gilding powder in mediums are applied to selected surfaces.
Finishing techniques are applied, including waxes and other suitable finishes.
Trowelled decorative finishes, including Stucco Venezia are applied using a range of tools and techniques
Ground coat of specified colour and consistency is applied evenly to prepared surface for traditional application of large decorative effects
Murals and trompe l'eoi projects are completed to specification.
Special effect painting equipment and spray painting equipment are dismantled, cleaned, maintained and stored.
Waste and unwanted materials are removed and placed into job waste bins or rubbish stockpile in a safe and effective manner in accordance with sound work practices compliant with environmental requirements.
Unused materials are sealed and stored/stacked in accordance with standard material handling practices and techniques and company requirements.
Paint waste, water and solvents used in cleaning painting equipment are disposed of in an environmentally sustainable manner and in accordance with relevant legislative requirements.
Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or standard work practices.