Qualification details

LMF21008 - Certificate II in Blinds and Awnings (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 04/Jun/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced11/May/2009

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Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCLSC308A - Install metal structures and featuresInstall metal structures and features Elective
BSBADM311A - Maintain business resourcesMaintain business resources N/A
BSBCUS201A - Deliver a service to customersDeliver a service to customers N/A
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
BSBINN201A - Contribute to workplace innovationContribute to workplace innovation N/A
BSBITU101A - Operate a personal computerOperate a personal computer N/A
BSBITU306A - Design and produce business documentsDesign and produce business documents N/A
CPCCCO2013A - Carry out concreting to simple formsCarry out concreting to simple forms Elective
CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industryApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Elective
LMFBA2001A - Use blinds and awnings sector hand and power toolsUse blinds and awnings sector hand and power tools N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821412 Home Improvement Installer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7914-13 Home Improvements Installer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Home Furnishing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Blinds and Awnings Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821412 Home Improvement Installer 28/Apr/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7914-13 Home Improvements Installer 28/Apr/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 28/Apr/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 11/May/2009 
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Modification History

Three additional elective units added to Group A and two additional elective units added to Group B to support installation job roles and licensing. Qualification outcomes remain equivalent.


This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform basic tasks in blind and awning manufacture involving known routines and procedures and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The LMF21008 Certificate II in Blinds and Awnings reflects vocational outcomes for those performing job roles in construction of a range of blinds and awnings using textiles, timber, plastic, steel and aluminium.


This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in blind and awning manufacturing processes where there is a clearly defined range of contexts in which the choice of actions required is usually clear and there is limited complexity in the range of options to be applied. It could include collaboration with others through members of a group or team.

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF10108 Certificate I in Furnishing or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification may include LMF31808 Certificate III in Blinds and Awnings and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Note that a license is required in NSW for shade sails and systems installers.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • complete written documentation
  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills
  • interpret and apply workplace procedures and instructions
  • share workplace information
  • communicate information about problems with work
  • read and understand job specifications
  • communicate information relating to OHS


  • work independently and as part of a team
  • provide support to others in the work area
  • identify performance required to meet customer needs in own work and/or team
  • identify own role and responsibility within a team


  • identify and report any workplace hazards
  • identify production problems and make contributions to their solution
  • apply knowledge of materials, product purpose and processes to operations
  • check machine performance and identify signs of faulty operations
  • use material and process knowledge to solve problems
  • monitor workplace activities and identify and report faults or problems
  • recognise hazards and follow appropriate hazard control measures

Initiative and enterprise

  • provide feedback on procedures and processes
  • gather and interpret information
  • ask questions regarding requirements and expectations
  • make suggestions for continuous improvement
  • inspect quality of production on an ongoing basis
  • record basic information on the quality and other indicators of production performance

Planning and organising

  • plan work activities
  • monitor production and work load priorities
  • select appropriate tools
  • identify requirements for materials, quality and production
  • direct items to the correct area for further processing
  • identify and use relevant personal protective equipment
  • organise work area to maintain housekeeping standards


  • plan to meet own work requirements
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • conduct regular housekeeping activities
  • interpret data and information as required by own job
  • monitor own work
  • understand own work activities
  • identify personal responsibilities
  • accept responsibility for quality of own work
  • follow OHS practices during production and manufacturing processes


  • assess own competencies in meeting job requirements
  • listen to feedback and advice of supervisors
  • identify own skill requirements and seek skill development if required
  • attend training or skill development activities
  • ask questions to expand own knowledge


  • use appropriate tools, machines and equipment safely and effectively
  • use machinery to meet productivity requirements
  • perform minor maintenance on machinery in accordance with workplace practice
  • use manual handling technologies in the workplace
  • set up and adjust tools and equipment

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the LMF21008 Certificate II in Blinds and Awnings, competency must be achieved in fourteen  (14 ) units of competency.

  • six  (6 ) core units of competency
  • eight  (8 ) elective units of competency.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been listed, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all six  (6 ) units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 



Use blinds and awnings sector hand and power tools


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Follow OHS procedures


Make measurements


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Select eight  (8 ) units from Groups A, B and C as specified below.

Group A 

Select a minimum of four  (4 ) units from Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 



Install metal structures and features


Select and apply blinds and awnings sector hardware and fixings


Construct roll up and pull down style blinds and awnings


Read and interpret work documents


Cut single layer fabrics


Machine sew materials


Identify and select canvas and sail materials


Install products on and off-site

Group B 

Select at least one  (1 ) and up to three  (3 ) units from Group B

Unit code 

Unit title 



Maintain business resources


Deliver a service to customers


Deliver and monitor a service to customers


Contribute to workplace innovation


Operate a personal computer


Design and produce business documents


Carry out concreting to simple forms



Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Set up, operate and maintain blinds and awnings sector static machines


Construct vertical-style blinds


Construct textiles for canopy-style awnings


Construct plastic and timber Venetian-style blinds


Construct aluminium Venetian-style blinds


Construct metal louvre and canopy hooded style awnings


Construct aluminium roll up style awnings


Move and store materials and products


Weld plastic materials


Package goods

Group C 

Up to three  (3 ) relevant units may be chosen from other units not already selected from Groups A and B, or units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. The units must be aligned at Certificate II or Certificate III level (a maximum of 1 from Certificate III)

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group C must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

If Competitive Manufacturing units are chosen (identified as MSACM in the code), these should only be selected on the basis of work requirements.

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