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Install lay flat vinyl floor coverings

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: April 2019

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in the wide variety of flooring technology operations. The competency applies to an on site environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a sub-trade worker level. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the individual's job and authority.

This unit covers the competency required to install lay flat vinyl floor coverings to single and connecting rooms including pattern matching seam cutting, joining and sealing.

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Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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.

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

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for installing lay flat vinyl floor covering

Interpret work order and locate and apply relevant information

Apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment

Follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection practices to:

minimise the risk of injury to self and others

prevent damage to goods, equipment and products

maintain required production output and product quality

Cut, lay and fix lay flat vinyl floor coverings to a single room including pattern match at seams and cross joins, using free-hand, template and scribing method

Cut, lay and fix lay flat vinyl floor coverings to connecting rooms, including pattern match at seams and cross joins, using free-hand, template and scribing method

Cut, lay and fix lay flat vinyl floor coverings to a single room with a link up, including pattern match at seams and cross joins, using free-hand, template and scribing method

Work effectively with others

Modify activities to cater for variations in workplace contexts and environment

Context of, and specific resources for assessment

The application of competency is to be assessed in the workplace or realistically simulated workplace

Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in an off-site context

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian Standards requirements

The following resources should be made available:

workplace location or simulated workplace

materials and equipment relevant to installing lay flat vinyl floor coverings

specifications and work instructions

Method of assessment

Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment guidelines of the Furnishing Industry Training Package

Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of underpinning knowledge

Assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on underpinning knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application

Assessment may be applied under project related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process

Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances

Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of other units of competency

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

collect, organise and understand information related to work orders, basic plans and safety procedures

communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications, coordination of work with site supervisor, other workers and customers, and the reporting of work outcomes and problems

work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity

use pre-checking and inspection techniques to anticipate problems installing lay flat vinyl floor coverings to avoid re-work and wastage

recognise and respond to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence

plan and organise activities including the preparation and layout of the worksite and the obtaining of equipment and materials to avoid any back tracking, work flow interruptions or wastage

use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and estimate other material requirements

clarify and confirm work instructions

plan work within given task parameters

accept responsibility for given tasks

set, monitor and satisfy personal work goals

satisfy the competency requirements for the job

maintain current knowledge of:

tools and materials

installation techniques

seek learning opportunities

use the limited workplace technology related to the installing lay flat vinyl floor coverings including tools, equipment, calculators and measuring devices.

Required knowledge

State or Territory OHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice relevant to installing lay flat vinyl floor coverings

organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for installing lay flat vinyl floor coverings

environmental protection requirements

established communication channels and protocols

problem identification and resolution

types of tools and equipment and procedures for their safe use, operation and maintenance

characteristics of materials, products and defects

set up and operation of equipment

products assembly techniques

procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information

appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement

type, characteristics, uses and limitations of:

lay flat vinyl floor coverings

lay flat vinyl floor covering installation adhesives

types and uses of resilient floor covering installation tools and equipment

workplace safety system requirements related to lay flat vinyl floor covering installation

characteristics and requirements of sub-floor preparation

work flow in relation to cutting and laying lay flat vinyl floor coverings

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.

Legislative requirements

are to be in accordance with applicable legislation from all levels of government that affect organisational operation. Requirements may include but not be limited to award and enterprise agreements, industrial relations, Australian Standards, confidentiality and privacy, OHS, the environment, equal opportunity, anti-discrimination, relevant industry codes of practice, duty of care and heritage

OHS requirements

are to be in accordance with Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation and regulations, organisational safety policies and procedures. Requirements may include but not be limited to the use of personal protective equipment and clothing, fire fighting equipment, First Aid equipment, hazard and risk control and elimination, control of hazardous materials and substances, manual handling including lifting and carrying

Organisational requirements

may include but are not limited to legal, organisational and site guidelines, policies and procedures relating to own role and responsibility, quality assurance, procedural manuals, quality and continuous improvement processes and standards, OHS, emergency and evacuation, ethical standards, recording and reporting, access and equity principles and practices, equipment use, maintenance and storage, environmental management (waste disposal, recycling and re-use guidelines)

Lay flat vinyl floor coverings

may include encapsulated glass fibre, in laid and rotogravure


Workplace procedures relating to the use and operation of tools and equipment

Workplace instructions, including job sheets, plans, drawings and designs

Workplace procedures relating to reporting and communications

Manufacturer instructions for the use of equipment and materials


may include plasticised and rubber resin acrylic and water based and solvent based contact adhesive

Tools and equipment

are to include utility knife, straight edge, square, chalk and chalk-line, lead pencils (HB and F), tape measure, hacksaw, notched trowel, hammer, scribing bar, divider, roller, rubber mallet, paint brush and bucket, spatula knife, trolley and wall trimmer


are to include but are not limited to lay flat vinyl floor coverings, skirting, reducing and edge strips, double sided tape, pattern paper and adhesives

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Applicable legislative, OHS and organisational requirements relevant to installing lay flat vinyl floor coverings are verified and complied with 
Instructions and/or plans are read and interpreted to identify process required to complete work tasks 
Sub-floor condition is assessed for installation of lay flat vinyl flooring 
Sub-floor is prepared for lay flat vinyl floor covering 
Suitable adhesives, trims and accessories are selected 
Tools, equipment and materials are selected and checked prior to use to ensure that they are appropriate for the work, serviceable and in a safe condition 
Sequence of work is planned, including the starting point, to ensure efficiency and quality of installation 
Lay flat vinyl coverings to be installed are checked against order 
Lay flat vinyl floor coverings are acclimatised according to manufacturers' recommendations 
Lay flat resilient floor coverings for fixing are organised and used in accordance with relevant safety management requirements 
Working lines and starting point are established 
Instructions and sequence for laying and fixing are followed 
Lay flat vinyl floor coverings are laid out to meet directional sequence, pattern match, specification requirements and to minimise waste and joins as appropriate 
Lay flat resilient floor coverings are accurately and clearly marked for cutting 
Lay flat resilient floor coverings are cut to required pattern and shape with minimum waste of materials 
Adhesives are applied (if required) 
Seams are sealed 
Completed installation is checked for flaws in installation and materials and faults rectified 
Unused materials are stored or recycled as required 
Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored appropriately 
Work area is cleaned and rubbish disposed of appropriately 
Workplace documentation is completed 


Assessment Cover Sheet

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