Certificate III in Security Screens and Grills

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform design, manufacture and repair of security screens and grills.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF31608 Certificate III in Security Screens and Grills reflects vocational outcomes for those performing security screen and grill job roles in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in security screen and grill manufacture and installation techniques and would cover selecting, adapting and transferring this skill and knowledge to new environments and providing technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. Application would be across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available and may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams including group or team coordination may be required.

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF21108 Certificate II in Security Screens and Grills or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include relevant Furnishing Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

Licensing considerations

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the LMF31608 Certificate III in Security Screens and Grills, competency must be achieved in twenty-seven (27) units of competency.

fifteen (15) core units of competency

twelve (12) elective units of competency.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been listed, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all fifteen (15) units from this list.

Unit code

Unit title


add topic BSBFLM309C

Support continuous improvement systems and processes

add topic BSBINN201A

Contribute to workplace innovation

add topic BSBPRO301A

Recommend products and services

add topic BSBPRO401A

Develop product knowledge

add topic BSBRKG304B

Maintain business records

add topic LMFGN2002B

Move and store materials and products

add topic LMFGN3001B

Read and interpret work documents

add topic LMFGN3002B

Estimate and cost job

add topic LMFSS2001A

Use security screens and grills hand and power tools

add topic LMFSS2002A

Rectify faults in product

add topic MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic MSAPMOHS200A

Work safely

add topic MSAPMOPS101A

Make measurements

add topic MSAPMSUP102A

Communicate in the workplace

add topic MSAPMSUP106A

Work in a team


Select twelve (12) units from Groups A, B and C as specified below.

Group A

Select a minimum of one (1) unit from Group A

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFSS3001A

Install and replace security screens and grills

add topic LMFSS3002A

Apply patterns and designs to security screens and grills

add topic LMFSS3003A

Resolve quality and compliance issues

Group B

Select up to eleven (11) units from Groups B and C with a minimum of one (1) chosen from Group B

Unit code

Unit title


add topic LMFSS2003A

Prepare product for Australian Standards testing

add topic LMFSS2004A

Undertake surface preparation

add topic LMFGG2001B

Use glass and glazing hand and power tools

add topic LMFGG2002B

Apply First Aid

add topic LMFGG2008B

Glaze/re-glaze residential windows and doors

add topic LMFFM2010B

Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines

Group C

Up to ten (10) relevant units may be chosen from units not already selected from Groups A or B, or units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate III level (maximum 10 units) or Certificate IV level (maximum 2 units).

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group C must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

If Competitive Manufacturing units are chosen (identified as MSACM in the code), these should only be selected on the basis of work requirements.


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


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

collect, organise and understand detailed technical information related to the materials and the products used in and related to coopering operations

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

maintain records related to product and materials quality


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 ensure the tools are serviceable and ready to use

use checking and inspection techniques to ensure security screens and grills comply with specifications and that instances of non-compliance are remedied

identify, anticipate and respond to the problems related to material properties and installation position

identify and analyse faults in security screens and grills manufacture/assembly

select and apply the most appropriate maintenance and repair techniques

Initiative and enterprise

recognise and respond to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence

Planning and organising

plan and organise activities including the preparation and layout of own worksite and the obtaining and use of tools and materials to avoid any backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage during the production cycle

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


clarify and confirm specified work instructions

plan work within given task parameters

apply systematic and effective time management

accept responsibility for given tasks

set, monitor and satisfy personal work goals


satisfy the competency requirements for the job

maintain current knowledge of coopering tools and barrel production materials

maintain current knowledge of coopering processes and techniques

seek learning opportunities


use the workplace technology related to the selection, preparation and installation of security screens and grills and materials including hand and power tools, calculators, measuring devices and technical support systems