MSF30913 Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles (VIC)

MSF30913 Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles

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.

Target groups:

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.

New employees to the industry.

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.

This course is only available under an Apprenticeship so they must be employed in the industry.

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 a Home Improvement Installer. 19,600 persons were employed as Insulation and Home Improvement Installers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 10,001 and 25,000. Source: Department of Employment 2017.

Delivery and assessment: This course is delivered as an apprenticeship program with face to face classroom and workplace delivery and workplace assessment. Learners are introduced to the theory content and are required to participate and contribute actively and responsibly in class discussion, demonstration, group 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.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
BSBFLM303Contribute to effective workplace relationships40
BSBPRO401Develop product knowledge30
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices30
Work safely30
Communicate in the workplace20
Use blinds, awnings, security screens and grilles hand and power tools40
Make measurements and calculations30
Move and store materials and products16
Read and interpret work documents24
MSFGN3002Estimate and cost job16

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry20
BSBWOR203Work effectively with others15
BSBCMM301Process customer complaints30
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers35
BSBADM311Maintain business resources15
MSFBA2002Set up, operate and maintain blinds and awnings sector static machines50
MSFBA2003Select and apply blinds and awnings hardware and fixings24
MSFBA2004Construct roll-up and pull-down style blinds and awnings80
MSFBA2005Construct vertical-style blinds50
MSFSF2001Cut single layer fabrics40
MSFSF2002Machine sew materials48
MSTTF2015Install products on and off site60
MSTGN2005Perform minor maintenance30
MSFBA3002Install exterior blinds and awnings60
AHCLSC308Install metal structures and features80

This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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 Skills First 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


Term 1 – Tue 29 Jan
Term 2 – Tue 23 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 15 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 7 Oct

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