Certificate III in Blinds and Awnings

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to construct and install interior and exterior blinds and awnings using a range of materials, fixtures and fittings.

Job roles/employment outcomes

The LMF31808 Certificate III in Blinds and Awnings reflects vocational outcomes for those constructing and installing blinds and awnings 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 construction and installation of blind and awning 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 LMF21008 Certificate II in Blinds and Awnings or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification may include other Furnishing qualifications such as LMF40202 Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology, LMF40408 certificate IV in interior Decoration 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 such as electives in forklift operation and handling of dangerous goods. Local regulations should be checked for details.


Packaging Rules

To be awarded the LMF31808 Certificate III in Blinds and Awnings, competency must be achieved in twenty-five (25) units of competency.

fifteen (15) core units of competency

ten (10) 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 BSBCUS301A

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

add topic LMFBA2001A

Use blinds and awnings sector hand and power tools

add topic LMFBA2004A

Select and apply blinds and awnings sector hardware and fixings

add topic LMFBA3001A

Install interior blinds

add topic LMFBA3002A

Install exterior blinds and awnings

add topic LMFGN2002B

Move and store materials and products

add topic LMFGN3001B

Read and interpret work documents

add topic LMFSF2001B

Cut single layer fabrics

add topic LMFSF2002B

Machine sew materials

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

add topic TLIA1107C

Package goods


Select ten (10) units from Groups A and B as specified below.

Group A

Select a minimum of three (3) units from Group A

add topic LMFBA2002A

Set up, operate and maintain blinds and awnings sector static machines

add topic LMFBA2005A

Construct roll up and pull down style blinds and awnings

add topic LMFBA2006A

Construct vertical-style blinds

add topic LMFBA2007A

Construct textiles for canopy-style awnings

Group B

Select up to six (6) units from Groups B and C

Unit code

Unit title


add topic CPCCCM3001B

Operate elevated work platforms

add topic BSBADM311A

Maintain business resources

add topic BSBCUS201A

Deliver a service to customers

add topic BSBINN201A

Contribute to workplace innovation

add topic BSBITU306A

Design and produce business documents

add topic LMFBA2008A

Construct plastic and timber Venetian-style blinds

add topic LMFBA2009A

Construct aluminium Venetian-style blinds

add topic LMFBA2010A

Construct metal louvre and canopy hooded style awnings

add topic LMFBA2011A

Construct aluminium roll up style awnings

add topic LMFBA3003A

Install timber shutters

add topic LMFBA3004A

Construct folding arm style awnings

add topic LMFBA3005A

Construct framework for canopy-style awnings

add topic LMFBA3006A

Construct pleated-style blinds

add topic LMFBA3007A

Construct wood weave-style blinds

add topic LMFBA3008A

Construct pelmets

add topic LMFBA3009A

Provide advice to customers on blinds and awnings

add topic LMFBA4001A

Assess suitability of blinds or awnings

add topic LMFGN3002B

Estimate and cost job

add topic LMFSF3004B

Construct Roman-style blinds

add topic LMTTF3004A

Perform advanced welding of plastic materials

add topic TLIA1307C

Receive goods

add topic TLIA1607C

Use inventory systems to organise stock control

add topic TLIA2107C

Despatch stock

add topic TLID1007C

Operate a forklift

add topic TLID207C

Shift a load using manually operated equipment

add topic TLID307E

Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Group C

Up to five (5) 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 II level (maximum 2 units), Certificate III level (maximum 5 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 blinds and awnings

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

Initiative and enterprise

use pre-checking and inspection techniques to ensure the tools are serviceable and ready to use

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

identify, anticipate and respond to faults in materials

identify, anticipate and respond to the problems related to glass and material properties

identify and analyse faults in Blinds and Awnings

Select and apply the most appropriate Blinds and Awnings maintenance and repair techniques

identify, anticipate and respond to the impact of the material properties on the product

Planning and organising

recognise and respond to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence

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 Blinds and Awnings tools and production materials

maintain current knowledge of Blinds and Awnings processes and techniques

seek learning opportunities


use the workplace technology related to the selection, preparation and use of Blinds and Awnings products and materials including hand and power tools, calculators, measuring devices and technical support systems