Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors

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 LMFID4005A, 'Research and recommend soft furnishings for interiors'.
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. Assess soft furnishing requirements for the project

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

1.2. Project brief is reviewed to determine desired effects for interior space

1.3. Parameters for the project are assessed and confirmed

1.4. Resources are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness

1.5. Communication with others is established and maintained

2. Research materials for soft furnishings

2.1. Aesthetic, visual characteristics and colour requirements of the soft furnishings are assessed

2.2. Intended applications for the soft furnishings are analysed and reviewed

2.3. New soft furnishing and material technologies are researched and assessed against the project brief

2.4. Tactile requirements of the soft furnishings in relation to the design are researched

2.5. Properties of the materials used in the production of soft furnishings are analysed and evaluated

2.6. Manufacturing processes and available expertise for the materials are assessed

2.7. Costs and availability of materials are assessed and compared

2.8. Environmental impact and benefits of materials are assessed

2.9. Durability, restorability and maintenance care quality of materials are researched and requirements for residential and industrial applications examined

3. Research and recommend decorative treatments for windows and openings

3.1. Range of window treatments, their application and fixing technologies are researched

3.2. New technologies in window treatments are researched and relevance for decorative project identified

3.3. The features, limitations and environmental impact of window treatments are identified

3.4. The types of openings and their requirements are identified and a range of possible creative solutions determined

3.5. Window or opening is measured and details recorded accurately for a range of window treatments

3.6. Fabric requirements are calculated, and manufacturing requirements determined for a range of window treatments taking into consideration pattern repeats

3.7. Window treatment is selected and specified to meet client requirements and minimise environmental impact

3.8. Fixing technology is specified appropriate to selected window treatment

3.9. Cost estimates are calculated and assessed against project budget

4. Research and recommend soft floor coverings

4.1. Range of floor coverings, their application and installation requirements are researched

4.2. The features, limitations and environmental impact of floor coverings are identified

4.3. Floor area is measured and details recorded accurately for flooring solution

4.4. Flooring solution is selected and details specified to meet client requirements

4.5. Cost estimates are calculated and assessed against project budget

5. Document and present decorative recommendations

5.1. Soft furnishings are selected to achieve parameters of design brief

5.2. Specifications are documented for all soft furnishing recommendations

5.3. Schedule is presented to support decorative solution

5.4. Sample board is created to enhance and support the decorative intention

5.5. Feedback and follow up is instigated and maintained with the client

Qualifications and Skillsets

LMFID4005A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60208 - Advanced Diploma of Interior Design
  • LMF50408 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
  • LMF40408 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration