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Prepare architectural door hardware schedules

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: April 2019

This unit requires the ability to source relevant information, determine client requirements and use appropriate assessment methods to ensure an accurate determination of architectural hardware equipment/system options to meet client needs. The unit also includes compiling equipment and system requirements keying into schedules for clients.

Where estimates and quotes are required, PRSTS317 Provide estimate and quote, should also be selected.

This unit of competency covers examining and assessing door hardware and keying requirements across commercial, industrial and residential applications.

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Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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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

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to examine and assess architectural hardware and/or keying requirements as required in preparation of a brief for client.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence include:

identifying site requirements through inspection, discussion with clients and identification of relevant legislation, codes, and standards

accurately identifying door and frame locations, existing architectural hardware, current or future client use patterns and environmental considerations

ability to match architectural hardware products and systems to a client brief or specification and make recommendations, including alternative options

preparation of keying schedules that match to security, access, and current and future use requirements of client.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This unit may be assessed on the job, off the job or a combination of both. Where assessment occurs off the job, that is the candidate is not in productive work, then an appropriate simulation must be used where the range of conditions reflects realistic workplace situations. The competencies covered by this unit would be demonstrated by an individual working alone or as part of a team. The assessment environment should not disadvantage the candidate.

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the criteria, including required knowledge, and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts.It should also be understood that not always will a keying brief be necassary but should form part of the assessment process.

Method of assessment

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways, including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, samples and questioning. Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this unit of competency. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required. The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

Guidance information for assessment

This unit could be assessed in conjunction with any other units addressing the safety, quality, communication, materials handling, recording and reporting associated with assessing technical security requirements, or other units requiring the exercise of the skills and knowledge covered by this unit.

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

Required skills include:

identifying architectural hardware needs

observing and assessing technical hardware and keying requirements

reading and interpreting plans, designs and specifications

applying basic numeracy techniques

applying safe and efficient work practices

communicating in a clear and concise manner

relating to people from different social and cultural backgrounds

presenting a professional image

preparing schedules and other required documentation

planning and sequencing work tasks

entering data using basic keyboarding skills

Required knowledge

Required knowledge includes:

risk assessment methods and procedures

available architectural hardware/keying system options and basic requirements for installation

types and functions of architectural hardware/keying system

building construction methods and types

organisational and client confidentiality requirements

basic problem-solving strategies

operational principles of information technology

principles of effective communication

documentation requirements and processes

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.

Job requirements

Job requirements may include:

instructions from supervisor/management

work schedules and completion dates

specific client requirements

site requirements

security clearance and access requirements

reporting and documentation requirements

budget allocations

associated legislation which may include Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian standards

Appropriate person

Appropriate person may include:


site managers

project managers

engineers and technicians

technical experts

line managers/supervisors


regulatory personnel

security consultants


architects and interior designers

Organisational requirements

Organisational requirements may include:

legal and organisational operational policies and procedures

operations manuals

induction and training materials

insurance policy agreements

client and organisational confidentiality requirements

organisational goals/objectives/plans/systems/ processes

employer and employee rights and responsibilities

own role, responsibility and delegation

quality and continuous improvement processes and standards

client service standards

defined resource parameters

occupational health and safety (OHS) policies/procedures/programs

emergency and evacuation procedures

duty of care, code of conduct, code of ethics, access and equity policy, principles and practice

records and information systems and processes

communication channels

reporting procedures


Customer/client may include:


property/other agent


building supervisor


project manager


interior designers

government and legal instruments/agencies

Scope of work

Scope of work may include:

personal protection

access requirements

property or assets

conformance with insurance

legislative or other requirements

Interpersonal techniques

Interpersonal techniques may include:

verbal or non-verbal language

two-way interaction

constructive feedback

active listening

questioning to clarify and confirm understanding

interpreting non-verbal and verbal messages

observation techniques

use of positive, confident and cooperative language

control of tone of voice and body language

use of language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

use of clear presentations of options and consequences

demonstrating flexibility and willingness to compromise

Specific site requirements

Specific site requirements may relate to:

access and egress points

time of access

access codes



security clearances

union requirements

OHS requirements

building codes and regulations

heritage listings

noise control

Architectural hardware

Architectural hardware may include:



door track



door furniture

door closers

exit devices

sequence selectors


keying and master keying


door stops

door seals

kick plates

door protection

sundry hardware

sanitary hardware

automatic operators

access control devices

disabled access hardware

Applicable legislation, codes and national standards

Applicable legislation, codes and national standards may include:

relevant commonwealth and state/territory legislation which affect organisational operation, such as:


environmental issues

equal employment opportunity

industrial relations

anti-discrimination and diversity

licensing arrangements

Australian standards

quality assurance and certification requirements

relevant industry codes of practice

trade practices

award and enterprise agreements

privacy related legislation


Information may include:

value or importance of assets

insurance policy agreements

special rooms or areas requiring higher level of protection

current/proposed operating environments

assets and systems

activities and functions

existing security systems/equipment

existing management strategies

business and operational plans

incident history

Assessment may involve

Assessment may involve:

discussions with client

visual inspections

review of client floor plans and supporting documentation

questioning policy/insurance companies/other bodies

Site assessment

Site assessment may include:

type and condition of building structures

identification of risk areas/weak points

site restrictions, regulations and requirements

access and egress patterns

floor plan

existing security equipment/systems

Door types

Door types may include:

solid core doors

hollow core doors

fire rated doors

acoustic doors

glazed doors

sliding doors

folding doors

frameless doors

glass doors

automatic doors

blast doors

ballistic doors

security screens

other door types

Frame types

Frame types may include:

steel frames

aluminium frames

timber frames

frameless doors

cavity frames

sliding frames

other frames

Environmental factors

Environmental factors may include:

physical enviroment (e.g. climate proximaty to salt water, pools, chemical and dusty environments)

Computer program

Computer program may include:

general and propriety software programs

Organisational template

Organisational template may include:

enterprise specific schedules

documents or proformas used to document or record schedules or information


Documentation may include:



floor plans

client briefs



site survey

Key systems

Key systems may include:

key to differ (KD)

key to alike (KA)

master keyed (MK)

grand master key (GMK)

great grand master key (GGMK)

Master key systems

Master key systems is a generic term to describe a group of cylinders operated by more than one key, including:

restricted, semi-restricted and non-restricted system numbers

manufacturer restricted

factory restricted

locksmith restricted/managed

association restricted

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Job requirements are reviewed and clarified with appropriate persons in accordance with organisational requirements 
Discussions with customer/client are conducted to establish and clarify scope of work 
Effective interpersonal techniques are applied when interacting with clients 
Specific site requirements are identified and details are correctly documented 
Architectural hardware requirements are discussed and applicable legislation, codes and national standards are clarified and agreed upon 
Brief documents and architectural plans are arranged in accordance with organisational requirements or company policies 
Site restrictions, regulations and requirements are identified and complied with in accordance with applicable legislation, codes and national standards, and organisational requirements 
Information is gathered from identified sources and is relevant to assignment requirements in accordance with applicable legislation, codes and national standards, client and organisational requirements 
An assessment is carried out to identify door and frametypes and locations to facilitate the accurate determination of architectural hardware requirements 
Clients activities and existing architectural hardware arrangements are reviewed to ensure uniformity throughout project 
Inconsistency andenvironmental factors affecting the architectural hardware of the site are identified and assessed in accordance with organisational policies and procedures 
Information is recorded and documented in accordance with computer program and/or organisational template requirements 
Architectural hardware is integrated to reflect building security and electronic requirements 
An architectural hardware schedule is prepared in accordance with industry and organisational standards of style, format and accuracy 
Recommendations for architectural hardware and alternative options are made in accordance with organisational requirements 
Documentation is processed in accordance with applicable legislation, codes and national standards, assignment and organisational requirements 
A comprehensive assessment of client architectural hardware requirements is completed within designated timeframes and presented for review to appropriate person 
Principles of master keying are applied in accordance with industry practice and organisational requirements 
Keying matrix is developed to client requirements, allowing for future system expansion and mechanical capabilities of system 
Client keying requirements are confirmed and clarified according to organisational procedures 
Appropriate levels of security/access are reviewed with respect to clients assets, activities and existing security arrangements 
Information is recorded and documented in accordance with computer program and/or organisational template requirements 
Clients requirements are matched to the mechanical possibilities and limitations of master key systems 
Options are identified and client is advised on options and alternatives 
Sources of assistance in assessing requirements for key systems and master key systems are identified and assistance is sought from appropriate person in accordance with organisational procedures 
Final architectural hardware and/or keying requirements are reviewed and confirmed with client in accordance with organisational requirements 
Documentation is accurately prepared and processed and stored in accordance with client, legislative and organisational requirements 
Architectural hardware and keying schedules and other documentation are prepared according to organisational procedures 


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