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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Plan and prepare.
  2. Select and prepare materials for use in joinery production process.
  3. Manufacture components.
  4. Secure and hold components in place.
  5. Fabricate assembled components.
  6. Process for manufacture and fabrication sequencing is monitored.
  7. Clean up.

Required Skills

Required skills

Required skills for this unit are

ability to recognise procedures respond to change and contribute to workplace responsibilities such as current work site environmental or sustainability frameworks or management systems

communication skills to

enable clear and direct communication using questioning to identify and confirm requirements share information listen and understand

follow instructions

read and interpret

drawings and specifications

MSDS data


use and interpret nonverbal communication

use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

innovation skills to select appropriate tools and equipment respond to workplace challenges and put ideas into action

numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations and to identify data

planning and organisational skills to identify requirements apply relevant resources and sequence tasks

problem solving skills to recognise and take action to rectify minor faults and problems

teamwork skills to be able to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural social ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Required knowledge

Required knowledge for this unit is

AS Guarding and safe use of woodworking machinery

interpretation of working drawings and specifications

job safety analysis JSA and safe work method statements

machining processes relevant to joining of joinery components

materials and their characteristics relevant to joinery unit construction

materials identification marking systems

measuring and setting out processes relevant to joinery unit components

types and characteristics of adhesives relevant to manufacture of joinery units and components

types and characteristics of fixings and fasteners relevant to joinery unit construction

types and uses of static machines

types of fitments and their construction

types of framework and their construction

workplace and equipment safety requirements

Evidence Required

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 projectbased 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 manufacture at least two joinery units using the materials listed in the range statement providing evidence of the ability to

identify types of joinery unit products

identify components of joinery unit products

identify construction and assembly method and process sequencing

identify maximum and minimum standards and governing authority

comply with OHS regulations applicable to workplace operations

organisational quality procedures and processes applied within context of manufacturing components for joinery units

identify machining processes required and select appropriate machines

set up machines for machining applications safely and correctly

safely and efficiently operate machines to accurately carry out designed processes to setout material

select and use appropriate processes tools and equipment for hand application work

set up and operate portable power tools safely and correctly

demonstrate safe and efficient procedures in setting up work and using hand tools

demonstrate safe and efficient procedures in holding components during manufacturing processes

identify typical faults and problems that occur and action required to rectify them

communicate with others to ensure safe and effective workshop operations

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 offsite context

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards requirements

Resource implications for assessment include

work area and static machines appropriate to task

working drawings and specifications relevant to activity

procedure documents appropriate to manufacturing processes

tools plant and equipment relevant to manufacture processes

materials and components appropriate to activity

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 a reasonable inference that competency is not only verified under the particular assessment circumstance but is 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 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 persons 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

Range Statement

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.

Information includes:

diagrams or sketches

instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel

manufacturer specifications and instructions, where specified



regulatory and legislative requirements pertaining to manufacturing joinery components

relevant Australian standards

safe work procedures relating to manufacturing joinery components


verbal, written and graphical instructions

work bulletins

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

hazard control

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:

concealed services (water, power and gas)


restricted access barriers

traffic control

work site visitors and the public

working at heights

working in confined spaces

working in proximity to others

use of firefighting equipment

use of tools and equipment

workplace environmental requirements and safety.

Tools and equipment include:

angle grinders



crimping machines

drop saws


hand and pneumatic pop-riveters

measuring tapes

overhead/pendant cranes and forklifts

pneumatic screwdrivers

punching and forming press tools


Plant includes:

air compressors

portable power tools

power requirements

static machines.

Quality requirements include relevant regulations, including:

AS1473 Guarding and safe use of woodworking machinery

internal company quality policy and standards

manufacturer specifications where specified

workplace operations and procedures.

Materials include:

laminated material

metallic and non-metallic materials


Environmental requirements include:

clean-up management

dust and noise

stormwater protection

waste management.

Statutory and regulatory authority includes:

federal, state and local authorities administering applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.

Fasteners include:



knockdown fittings


nuts and bolts

pop rivets


Preparation techniques include:

cutting, routing and jointing processes

dressing process

stacking procedures.

Processes for manufacture include:

glass panels

panelling and laminates

timber framework

timber mouldings.

Fastened joints include:

bolts and nuts

metal rods and connection plates


Assembling processes include:

fitments and units

prefabricated timber framework


Packaging and handling techniques include using:

bubble plastic


clear plastic sheet