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Qualification details

CUV20303 - Certificate II in Opal Cutting and Polishing (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Is superseded by and equivalent to CUV20311 - Certificate II in Opal Cutting and PolishingThis qualification replaces CUV20303 Certificate II in Opal Cutting and Polishing. Minor updates only 11/Oct/2011

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Apr/2008

Units of competency

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WRWSL201A - Sell products and services to business customersSell products and services to business customersN/A
CUVOPA11B - Obtain opalObtain opalN/A
CUVOPA14B - Undertake operational maintenance of machineryUndertake operational maintenance of machineryN/A
CUVOPA06B - Cut and polish an opal doublet/tripletCut and polish an opal doublet/tripletN/A
CUECOR02B - Work with othersWork with othersN/A
CUVOPA05B - Complete pre-cutting processes for opal doublets and tripletsComplete pre-cutting processes for opal doublets and tripletsN/A
WRRS01B - Sell products and servicesSell products and servicesN/A
CUVOPA03B - Complete precutting processes for solid opalsComplete precutting processes for solid opalsN/A
FNSICGEN305A - Maintain daily financial/business recordsMaintain daily financial/business recordsN/A
BSBOHS201A - Participate in OHS processesParticipate in OHS processesN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399411 Jeweller 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4983-13 Gem Cutter And Polisher 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1003 Visual Arts And Crafts 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Visual Arts and Craft 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Assistant Opal Cutter and Polisher 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399411 Jeweller 18/Apr/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4983-13 Gem Cutter And Polisher 18/Apr/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1003 Visual Arts And Crafts 18/Apr/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 18/Apr/2008 
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Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills  required for an assistant in a cutting and polishing workshop. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Communication 

  • Passing on key safety information to colleagues.
  • Sharing information with others.
  • Discussing opal buying preferences with colleagues and others in the industry.

Teamwork 

  • Checking safety procedures with other team members.
  • Working collaboratively with other team members.
  • Acknowledging the strengths of other team members.

Problem Solving 

  • Identifying safety issues and reporting them to appropriate person.
  • Identifying possible conflicts with team members and suggesting ways of dealing with them.
  • Identifying whether a sample is genuine natural opal or a simulated opal.
  • Identifying and rectifying equipment faults that do not require specialist attention.

Initiative and Enterprise 

  • Determining where to cut stones to maximise value and artistic effect.

Planning and Organising 

  • Identifying risk factors and taking action to minimise risk.
  • Organising work tasks to ensure safety.
  • Maintaining stock control and other workplace records.
  • Surveying market requirements to determine opal cutting strategies.
  • Weighing opals to determine yield.
  • Planning and executing the process of cutting and polishing opals.
  • Planning and performing routine maintenance of equipment.

Self-management 

  • Following workplace procedures, particularly in relation to OHS.
  • Maintaining personal safety standards.
  • Taking responsibility within scope of job role.
  • Managing own time to meet deadlines.

Learning 

  • Seeking assistance and advice from others to improve one's own skills and knowledge.
  • Seeking assistance and expert advice from equipment manufacturers.

Technology 

  • Using security systems.
  • Using cameras and scanning equipment.
  • Using electronic stock control systems.
  • Using the internet for research.
  • Using equipment and tools to cut and polish opals.

Packaging Rules

To obtain a Certificate II in Opal Cutting and polishing, 9 units  must be achieved:

Core Units 

Complete 6 units 

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

CUECOR02B Work with others

CUVOPA01B Identify and describe opal

CUVOPA02B Handle and store rough and cut opal

CUVOPA03B Complete pre-cutting processes for solid opal

CUVOPA04B Cut and polish an opal solid

Elective Units 

Complete 3 units 

CUVOPA05B Complete pre-cutting processes for opal doublets and triplets

CUVOPA06B Cut and polish an opal doublet/triplet

CUVOPA11B Obtain opal

CUVOPA14B Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

FNSICGEN305A Maintain daily financial/business records

WRRS01B Sell products and services

WRWSL201A Sell products and services to business customers

Of the three elective units , one may come from any endorsed Training Package at the Certificate II /III level .

The total package of units must meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptor for a Certificate II. In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the level of the qualification.

Notes on Certificate II 

This qualification is designed to develop the ability to cut and polish opals at a basic skill level. The qualification is aimed at a young person entering the industry sector, the miner or serious hobbyist wanting hands-on skills in opal cutting and polishing. The qualification provides a pathway which can subsequently be built on to achieve a range of high level outcomes in the industry.

The Certificate II is a flexible qualification and choice of elective units can provide for a range of outcomes. Examples of appropriate units for particular jobs at this level are as follows.

A person working as an assistant in a cutting and polishing workshop 

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

CUECOR02B Work with others

CUVOPA01B Identify and describe opal

CUVOPA02B Handle and store rough and cut opal

CUVOPA03B Complete pre-cutting processes for light solid opal

CUVOPA04B Cut and polish an opal solid

CUVOPA11B Obtain opal

CUVOPA14B Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

WRRS01B Sell products and services