Apply traditional French polishing techniques

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 LMFFF3008B, 'Apply traditional French polishing techniques'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for work

1.1. Work requirements are correctly identified from drawings/specifications/instructions

1.2. Quality assurance requirements are recognised and adhered to in accordance with company's operation

1.3. OHS requirements, including personal protection needs, are observed throughout the work

1.4. Tools and equipment selected are consistent with job requirements and work instructions, checked for safety and serviceability and any faults reported to supervisor

1.5. Skinning in, bodying up and spiriting out/stiffening up rubbers are prepared consistent with the requirements of the work

2. Prepare for application of polish

2.1. Surfaces are checked for contamination and correct preparation according to workplace procedures and standards

2.2. Products with surface or other faults are identified and faults are reported or repaired

2.3. Techniques for hand application of polish using traditional methods are identified and used according to workplace procedures

2.4. Materials and equipment suitable for skinning in, bodying up and spiriting out/stiffening up operations are prepared

2.5. Surfaces are stained, filled in and then sealed with polish using a mop brush, blender or swooge

3. Skin in job surface

3.1. Surface is lightly sanded and checked for defects which are rectified in accordance with workplace procedures

3.2. Skinning in rubber is suitably charged with polish having regard for job colour and clarity

3.3. Surface is skinned in, covering small areas at a time, using correct amount of pressure and suitable rubber movements

3.4. Pumice powder is applied as necessary in accordance with workplace procedures

3.5. Skinned in surface is inspected and any defects are repaired using suitable materials

4. Body up a skinned in surface

4.1. Polish, lubricating oil and pumice powder is used to body up the skinned in surface, using correct amount of pressure and suitable rubber movements

4.2. Rubber and job surface are continuously monitored to evaluate their condition

4.3. Body up rubber is recharged and lubricating oil and pumice are applied as necessary to ensure surface faults and blemishes do not develop

4.4. Bodied up surface is full and flat with an even sheen and shows no blemishes

5. Spirit off/stiffen up surface

5.1. Surface is stiffened up/spirited off using correctly charged rubber, correct amount of pressure and suitable rubber movements

5.2. Stiffened up/spirited off surface is free of oil, full, flat with an even sheen and shows no blemishes or rubber marks

6. Clean up

6.1. Workplace is cleared of debris and unused materials

6.2. Rubbers are stored separately in airtight glass or plastic containers in accordance with workplace procedures

6.3. Tools and equipment are cleaned, maintained and stored

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFFF3008B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF31508 - Certificate III in Piano Technology
  • LMF30202 - Certificate III in Furniture Finishing