Research and select furniture materials and technology

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver LMFFDT4014A, 'Research and select furniture materials and technology'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan for material research

1.1. Applicable OHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to researching and recommending materials are verified and complied with

1.2. Design brief is reviewed, confirmed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.3. Communication with others is established and maintained in accordance with OHS requirements

1.4. Client requirements and desires are reviewed, confirmed and clarified

2. Research materials

2.1. Aesthetic requirements of the material are assessed

2.2. New material technologies are researched and reported

2.3. Tactile requirements of the material in relation to the design is researched

2.4. Manufacturing processes and available expertise for the desired material are assessed

2.5. Costs of materials are assessed and compared

2.6. Environmental impact of materials are assessed

2.7. Longevity and restorability of materials are researched

2.8. Hazards associated with the use and application of materials, including handling, are researched

2.9. Quality of materials are assessed and reported

3. Select materials

3.1. Research information is critically analysed in the context of the design brief requirements

3.2. Materials and their elements of design are promoted, research explained and evaluated for the client

3.3. Materials and their principles of design are promoted, research explained and evaluated for the client

3.4. Presentation of research information is made, highlighting the findings and rationale for the materials chosen

4. Research furniture making technology

4.1. Information sources on traditional, new and emerging technologies used in the production of furniture are identified and assessed for usefulness

4.2. Traditional furniture making technologies are identified and their application analysed to determine advantages and disadvantages

4.3. New and emerging technologies are identified and analysed for relevance in furniture designs

4.4. Environmental and safety aspects of technologies are identified and implications for use assessed

4.5. Information is collected and stored for future use

5. Select technology for furniture

5.1. Research information is critically analysed in the context of the design brief requirements

5.2. The relevance of technology to specific design solutions is determined and technology selected

5.3. Presentation of research information is made, highlighting the findings and rationale for the technology chosen

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFDT4014A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF50508 - Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • LMF40508 - Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology