About this resource
The Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinetmaking project is a learning resource designed for apprentices undertaking the Certificate III in Cabinetmaking (Kitchens and Bathrooms) LMF32109. The resource comprises a website and an accompanying set of print-based learner guides and work books.
The project was commenced in 2011 and has been developed in two stages. It is envisaged that the development work will be on-going, with new units being progressively added over time and existing units updated as required. Copyright dates in individual documents refer to the year of completion of that document.
Each on-line unit is aligned to one or more competencies from the trade course, as shown below.
It is important to note that the units are not listed in any particular order. The delivery sequence chosen by a training provider should reflect the specific needs of the learners involved and the training and assessment strategy that applies to that program.
|Unit title||Competency code and title|
|Preparing for installation||LMFKB2001A Prepare for cabinet installation|
|Processes in K&B projects||LMFKB3001A Identify processes in kitchen and bathroom projects|
|Installation requirements||LMFKB3002A Determine requirements for installation|
|Checking fit of cabinets||LMFKB3003A Check and measure fit of cabinets|
|Adjusting cabinets on-site||LMFKB3004A Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets|
|Fabricating cabinets||LMFKB3005A Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment|
|Installing cabinets on-site||LMFKB3006A Install fitted cabinets and components|
|Installing furnishing products||LMFFM3006B Install furnishing products|
|Working sustainably||MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|Working safely||MSAPMOHS200A Work safely|
|Making measurements||MSAPMOPS101A Make measurements|
|Communication and teams||MSAPMSUP102A: Communicate in the workplace MSAPMSUP106A: Work in a team|
|Work documents||LMFGN3001B: Read and interpret work documents|
|Hand and power tools||LMFFM2001B: Use furniture making sector hand and power tools|
Seven of these competencies (prefixed 'LMFKB') are kitchen and bathroom specialist electives. Five (prefixed 'MSA') are core units in the trade course, and also common to many other qualifications in the LMF02 Training Package. Two units (prefixed 'LMFFM') are from the general cabinetmaking trade course.
Purpose of the resource
The purpose of the resource is to help apprentice cabinetmakers acquire the background knowledge needed to satisfy the theoretical components of the competencies shown above. Note that it is not designed to replace the practical training necessary to develop the hands-on skills required. Learners will still need to receive extensive on-the-job training and supervision before they will be ready to be formally assessed in these units.
The website contains interactive exercises, graphics and photos, and a voice-over narration of the main text. Instructions on how to use the different presentation 'option buttons' are provided on the 'Introduction' page of each unit.
Most of the funding for this project was provided by the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Program, a funding body within the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The purpose of funding grants for this type of project is to enable learning resources to be produced that not only contain all the technical information required, but also provide literacy and numeracy support for people who may struggle with conventional written material.
Additional funding was provided by the Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) Industry Skills Council and the Furnishing Industry Association of Australia (FIAA). On-going hosting and maintenance of the website is being managed by the MSA.
Learner guides and work books
Each on-line unit has an accompanying print-based learner guide and work book. These are available for download from the website via the 'Supporting resources' link in their respective unit.
The learner guides contain all of the content material shown on the website, other than the interactive exercises and some of the photos. The work books contain the assignments available on-line and advice on the assessment process, and are suitable for classroom use and handwritten answers to questions.
Assessment of competency
Formal assessments of competency must be carried out by a qualified assessor working under the auspices of a registered training organisation. For more information about these requirements, please consult the Furnishing Training Package (LMF02). You can access the LMF02 Training Package on-line at Training.gov.au.
Sample assignments are provided for each of the units. They are designed to test the learner's background knowledge and understanding of the concepts. The assignments should be reviewed and modified, as required, to ensure they meet the needs of the training program and the candidate's being assessed, as well as all the evidence requirements set out in the Training Package.
Most of the competencies covered in this resource also require extensive evidence of practical on-the-job skills and a sound knowledge of construction methods. This means that in addition to the written assignments covering the theoretical concepts, candidates will need to demonstrate a wide range of hands-on skills and practical problem solving techniques.
Methods of assessment in these skills may include:
- on-the-job discussions about construction processes, as well as typical problems and methods of overcoming them
- practical demonstrations of the candidate using particular pieces of equipment competently and safely
- examples of products that the candidate made and documents they have completed
- third party reports from the candidate's supervisor or team leader.
To help the learner prepare for the practical demonstration requirements, units that contain a large practical component have a 'Practical demonstration checklist' attached. This checklist is available via a link on the 'Introduction' page of the on-line units, and is reproduced in the back of the learner guides.
Note that it is the RTO's responsibility to ensure that candidates have been able to demonstrate all the knowledge and skill requirements for each competency, over time and across the specified range of conditions. The 'Practical demonstration checklists' are only designed as quick self-evaluations for candidates to check their readiness for the formal assessment.