Qualification details

LMF30802 - Certificate III in Picture Framing (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 11/May/2009

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSF30513 - Certificate III in Picture Framing 09/Dec/2013

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 394212 Picture Framer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4929-11 Picture Framer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Visual Arts and Craft 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Picture Framer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 394212 Picture Framer 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4929-11 Picture Framer 01/Aug/2003 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 01/Aug/2003 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 11/May/2009 
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Modification History

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This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare design requirements for framing and use mouldings and mat to frame pictures and artwork, including use of glass and glazing materials where required.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The LMF30802 Certificate III in Picture Framing reflects vocational outcomes for those performing picture framing 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.


This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in picture framing techniques and would cover selecting, adapting and transferring this skill and knowledge to new environments and providing technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. Application would be across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available and may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams including group or team coordination may be required.

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF20602 Certificate II in Picture Framing or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification may include Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications in the Furnishing Training Package and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

Licensing considerations 

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.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • complete written documents, forms and timesheets
  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • communicate production abnormalities
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from a range of backgrounds
  • read, interpret and communicate production schedules
  • communicate with all team members


  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • work as part of a team
  • keep team members informed of changes to work practices
  • identify team performance required to meet customer needs
  • provide leadership to others in the team
  • encourage the sharing of information between team members
  • plan and support team activities


  • identify and report problems and make contributions to their solution
  • investigate problem causes
  • implement changes
  • examine tools for damage, missing components or other defects
  • identify and promptly address problems or issues
  • assess quality of work pieces
  • determine effective work practices
  • provide problem solving support to team members
  • problem solve machine operational and maintenance requirements

Initiative and enterprise

  • seek and provide feedback on procedures
  • gather and analyse information
  • record information on the quality and other indicators of production performance
  • adjust and implement production schedules changes
  • provide leadership
  • identify and implement process improvements
  • coordinate work activities and manufacturing processes
  • monitor workplace performance
  • use analytical and decision making skills

Planning and organising

  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • organise self and others to meet production schedules
  • identify and rectify stock shortages in advance
  • sequence work to maximise safety and productivity
  • select and use appropriate tools and equipment
  • determine materials, quality and production requirements
  • apply time management skills to ensure work flow


  • interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • conduct regular housekeeping activities
  • understand own work activities
  • manage own time and establish own work schedule
  • develop and implement workplace procedures and instructions
  • locate, interpret and apply information relevant to own work
  • monitor and evaluate own work quality
  • accept responsibility for quality of work


  • develop learning activities as appropriate
  • assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • listen to feedback from others
  • identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding
  • identify and address skill development needs of others in the team


  • use software applications effectively
  • properly start up, operate and shut down computers
  • work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • establish procedures
  • carry out pre-operational checks on equipment and machines
  • operate equipment and machines safely, efficiently and to productivity requirements
  • monitor and adjust machine functions
  • perform machine maintenance as determined by workplace procedures
  • clean and check equipment and machines

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the LMF30802 Certificate III in Picture Framing, competency must be achieved in twenty-one  (21 ) units of competency.

  • fourteen  (14 ) core units of competency
  • seven  () 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 fourteen  (14 ) units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 



Use picture framing sector hand and power tools


Cut mouldings to length


Join mouldings


Mount artwork


Cut mat boards


Cut and handle glazing materials for framing


De-frame artwork


Recognise and handle artwork for framing


Prepare design requirements for framing


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Work safely


Make measurements


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Select seven  () units from Groups A and B as specified below.

Group A 

Select a minimum of three  () units from Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 



Assemble artwork package (basic)


Recognise and repair finishes of framing materials


Decorate mat boards


Set up and operate CNC machines


Prepare textiles for framing


Apply frame finishes


Assemble artwork package (complex)


Install artwork

Group B 

Up to four  () relevant units may be chosen from units not already selected from Group A, or units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate II level (maximum 1 unit), Certificate III level (maximum 4 units) or Certificate IV level (maximum 1 unit).

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group B 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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