General: This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to design, construct, install and repair interior and exterior blinds and awnings and security screens and grilles using a range of materials, fixtures and fittings for residential and commercial premises.
Work is usually performed 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.
Existing experienced worker in the sector with existing skills and knowledge seeking a formal qualification.
Existing experienced worker in the sector wishing to gain further knowledge and a qualification.
Existing experienced worker in the sector wishing to advance career prospects.
Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment, Pre-Training Interview administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age.
USER CHOICE: This course is available under a Traineeship to existing workers in the industry.
An existing worker is a person who:
1. Has worked in a full-time capacity with the same employer or group training organisation for a period of more than three (3) months continuous service immediately prior to the date of commencement of the traineeship or amendment to the training contract.
2. Has worked in a part-time capacity with the same employer or group training organisation for a period of more than 12 months continuous service immediately prior to the date of commencement of the traineeship or amendment to the training contract. Four (4) months part-time employment equates to one (1) month full-time employment.
3. Has worked in a casual capacity with the same employer or group training organisation for a period of more than 12 months continuous service immediately prior to the date of commencement of the traineeship.
CERT 3 GUARANTEE: This course supports existing workers in the industry to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification. These students will not be undertaking the qualification as a traineeship.
Vocational outcomes: At the successful completion of this qualification, graduates will continue to work in this sector.
Occupational titles may include Blinds and Awnings Maker and Installer, Security Screens and Grilles Maker and Installer.
Job outlook: Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects for each of the occupations listed above.
Delivery and assessment: This course is delivered as an ‘on the job’ program with face to face workplace delivery and workplace assessment. Learners are introduced to the theory content and are required to participate and contribute actively and responsibly in discussion, demonstration, activities, role plays and simulations. Learners will need to practice and consolidate their knowledge and skills in their workplace.
Assessment methods for this qualification include: Knowledge check, Back to Business Projects, Skills Demonstration and Third Party Reports.
Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufﬁcient quality evidence about the student’s performance.
On the job practical requirements: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must be employed in the industry. Students are required to undertake supervised practice. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level.
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|BSBFLM303||Contribute to effective workplace relationships||40|
|BSBPRO401||Develop product knowledge||30|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||30|
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace||20|
|MSFBA2001||Use blinds, awnings, security screens and grilles hand and power tools||40|
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations||30|
|MSFGN2002||Move and store materials and products||16|
|MSFGN3001||Read and interpret work documents||24|
|MSFGN3002||Estimate and cost job||16|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry||20|
|BSBWOR203||Work effectively with others||15|
|BSBCMM301||Process customer complaints||30|
|BSBCUS301||Deliver and monitor a service to customers||35|
|BSBADM311||Maintain business resources||15|
|MSFBA2002||Set up, operate and maintain blinds and awnings sector static machines||50|
|MSFBA2003||Select and apply blinds and awnings hardware and fixings||24|
|MSFBA2004||Construct roll-up and pull-down style blinds and awnings||80|
|MSFBA2005||Construct vertical-style blinds||50|
|MSFSF2001||Cut single layer fabrics||40|
|MSFSF2002||Machine sew materials||48|
|MSTTF2015||Install products on and off site||60|
|MSTGN2005||Perform minor maintenance||30|
|MSFBA3002||Install exterior blinds and awnings||60|
|AHCLSC308||Install metal structures and features||80|
This Training is funded by the Queensland Government
How to Apply
Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.
1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Certificate III Guarantee or User Choice Program Funding).
2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.
3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.
Course duration: 4 years
Certificate 3 Guarantee, User Choice
Term 1 – Mon 27 Jan
Term 2 – Mon 20 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 13 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 5 Oct