Unit of competency details

AUM8081B - Apply trim to components (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 01/Sep/2008

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to AUM8081A - Apply trim to componentsUnit updated and equivalent to AUM8081A - minor change 31/Aug/2008
Is superseded by and equivalent to AUMGTT2001 - Apply trim to components28/Jun/2012

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
MSA40510 - Certificate IV in Recreational VehiclesCertificate IV in Recreational Vehicles 1-3 
MSA30610 - Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle ManufactureCertificate III in Recreational Vehicle Manufacture 1-3 
MSA30510 - Certificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and RepairCertificate III in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair 1-3 
MSA20610 - Certificate II in Recreational Vehicle ManufactureCertificate II in Recreational Vehicle Manufacture 1-3 
MSA20510 - Certificate II in Recreational Vehicle Service and RepairCertificate II in Recreational Vehicle Service and Repair 1-3 
AUM35108 - Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus/Truck/Trailer)Certificate III in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus/Truck/Trailer) 
AUM25108 - Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus/Truck/Trailer)Certificate II in Automotive Manufacturing (Bus/Truck/Trailer) 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030513 Upholstery And Vehicle Trimming  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030513 Upholstery And Vehicle Trimming  01/Sep/2008 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the application of the skills and knowledge required to measure, cut, and attach material to components.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

The unit applies to the automotive and related component manufacturing environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a production worker level. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the person's job and authority.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Prerequisite units 


Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains Employability Skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge and/or the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to attach material

1.1. Work to be completed is identified in accordance with job specification

1.2. All matching, measuring and cutting procedures are carried out and completed in accordance with manufacturer and organisation specifications

1.3. All work is carried out according to industry regulations/guidelines, OHS legislation, legislative and organisation requirements

1.4. Characteristics of materials to be attached are identified

1.5. Attaching/bonding information is accessed and interpreted from appropriate sources

2. Attach material cover to component

2.1. Material is prepared for attachment

2.2. Material is attached to component

Required Skills and Knowledge


This section describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • speak clearly and directly in order to access appropriate information from a variety of sources
  • apply teamwork to a range of situations, particularly in a safety context
  • solve problems particularly in teams paying particular to meet performance indicators
  • show initiative in adapting to changing work conditions or contexts particularly when working across a variety of work areas
  • access, interpret and apply information on relevant organisation policies, procedures and instructions
  • manage time when planning, preparing and organising work priorities
  • take responsibility for organising own work priorities.

Required knowledge 

  • relevant Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental regulations and enterprise policies and procedures needed to carry out work in a manner which ensures the safety of people, equipment and the environment. The specific regulations will vary according to the area of operation
  • enterprise technical work documentation covering procedures, specifications, schedules and work plans or equivalent
  • enterprise quality system documentation covering instructions, procedures, performance indicators and review processes or equivalent
  • enterprise cost minimisation/waste avoidance policies, procedures and practices
  • environmental protection requirements relating to the disposal of waste material
  • established communication channels and protocols
  • problem identification and resolution techniques
  • trim matching, measuring and cutting procedures
  • application and removal methods
  • measuring/testing and adjustment procedures
  • relevant technical and legal requirements
  • equipment safety requirements
  • relevant manufacturer/company policies
  • types and use of various materials
  • gluing, riveting, cutting, forming, stapling procedures.

Evidence Guide


The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • compliance with relevant legislative, regulations, standards, codes of practice and establish safe practices and enterprise policies and procedures for managing personal work priorities
  • maintaining a working knowledge of current work systems and practices
  • working and communicating effectively and positively with others involved in the work
  • applying, within authority, the requirements of the job or work role in relation to:
  • achieving production goals
  • achieving work quality goals
  • responding positively to changing work requirements
  • contributing effectively to cost reduction initiatives
  • effectively applying problem solving techniques
  • modify activities to cater for variations in workplace context and environment
  • cut covers/trim to specification
  • select appropriate bonding process
  • attach trim to component
  • employ safe working practices
  • apply component protection procedures.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • assessment of the competency should take place in a safe working environment in a passenger motor vehicle manufacturing plant or simulated environment using tools/equipment/machinery required for the production process without undue disruption to the production process
  • assessment is to occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of underpinning knowledge
  • assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on underpinning knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application
  • assessment may be applied under project related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process
  • assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

Legislative requirements  and procedures may include:

Applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice, including those related to:

  • anti-discrimination
  • award and enterprise agreements
  • confidentiality and privacy
  • duty of care
  • employee relations
  • environment protection
  • equal opportunity
  • industrial relations
  • relevant industry codes of practice.

OHS requirements  may include:

Legislation and regulations, organisational safety policies and procedures and may include: the use of personal protective equipment and clothing, rescue services, fire fighting organisation and equipment, first aid equipment, hazard and risk control and elimination, systems covering the use of hazardous materials and substances and manual handling procedures including lifting and carrying.

Organisation requirements  may include:

  • access and equity principles and practices
  • environmental management (waste disposal, recycling and re-use guidelines)
  • emergency and evacuation procedures
  • equipment use procedures
  • ethical standards
  • legal obligations
  • maintenance and storage procedures
  • OHS requirements
  • organisational and site guidelines
  • policies and procedures relating to own role and responsibility
  • procedural manuals
  • quality assurance guidelines
  • quality and continuous improvement processes and standards
  • recording and reporting guidelines.

Sources of information  may include:

  • component manufacturer specifications
  • product manufacturer specifications
  • organisation operating procedures
  • industry/workplace codes of practise
  • customer requirements
  • Statutory legislation requirements(including ADRs)
  • State/industry OHS legislation
  • award provisions.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Automotive Manufacturing

Competency field

Competency field 

Truck/Bus/Trailer Manufacture and Assembly

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 


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