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



This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to estimate, fabricate, assemble and install blinds, awnings, shade sails, shutters, and screens and grilles using a range of materials, fixtures and fittings.

Work is usually performed in a defined range of skilled operations, where a range of methods, tools, materials and information are used to complete routine activities. Discretion and judgement are required in selecting equipment, services and contingency measures and resolving mostly predictable problems within known time constraints.

Licensing applies in some jurisdictions for the installation of blinds, awnings, shade sails, shutters, security screens and grilles. Local regulations should be checked for details.

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 each of the occupations listed above.

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.


Total number of units = 18


Core Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
BSBFLM303Contribute to effective workplace relationships40
BSBPRO401Develop product knowledge30
Make measurements and calculations30
Read and interpret work documents24
MSMWHS200Work safely30


Elective Units for Fabrication and Assembly (soft furnishing – curtains and blinds)

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hours
MSFBA2011Select and apply hardware and fixings for blinds, awnings, screens and grilles24
MSFBA3012Assemble interior blinds50
MSFBA3014Assemble pelmets40
MSFDN4003Produce patterns and templates36
MSFFM2010Set up and operate basic static machines56
MSFFM3010Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications16
MSFGN2002Move and store materials and products16
MSFSF2015Cut single layer fabrics40
MSFSF3014Construct Roman-style blinds60
MSTGN2005Perform minor maintenance30
MSTGN3016Plan tasks to assist production operations30
MSTTX2009Perform industrial sewing on textile products50
TLIA2011Package goods20


Elective Units for Installation (generalist)

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hours
BSBCMM301Process customer complaints30
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers35
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry6
CPCCWHS2001Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry20
MSFBA3016Install awnings70
MSFBA3017Install interior blinds60
MSFFDT3001Install low-voltage technology, automation, and intelligent management systems in furnishing30
MSFGN2002Move and store materials and products16
MSFGN3003Advise customers on products and services40
MSFGN3004Resolve quality and compliance issues16
MSFSS3004Install non-security and security screens and grilles60
MSTTF2015Install products on and off site60
MSTTF3001Identify client and site requirements for installation of fabricated textile products50


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.


  • Skills First Funding


  • Non Apprentice/Trainee
  • Trainee


4 years


Apprenticeship only


If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.