Qualification details

LMF31608 - Certificate III in Security Screens and Grills (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by MSF30913 - Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and GrillesNot equivalent 09/Dec/2013

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(View details for release 2) 04/Oct/2011
1 (this release) 11/May/2009

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Units of competency

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BSBRKG304B - Maintain business recordsMaintain business recordsSupersededN/A
LMFSS2001A - Use security screens and grills hand and power toolsUse security screens and grills hand and power toolsSupersededN/A
MSAPMOPS101A - Make measurementsMake measurementsSupersededN/A
BSBPRO301A - Recommend products and servicesRecommend products and servicesSupersededN/A
LMFFM2010B - Set up, operate and maintain basic static machinesSet up, operate and maintain basic static machinesSupersededN/A
LMFGN2002B - Move and store materials and productsMove and store materials and productsSupersededN/A
MSAPMSUP106A - Work in a teamWork in a teamSupersededN/A
LMFSS2004A - Undertake surface preparationUndertake surface preparationSupersededN/A
LMFGG2008B - Glaze/reglaze residential windows and doorsGlaze/reglaze residential windows and doorsDeletedN/A
MSAPMSUP102A - Communicate in the workplaceCommunicate in the workplaceSupersededN/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 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Home Furnishing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Security Door Maker 

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 0403 Building 28/Apr/2009 
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 perform design, manufacture and repair of security screens and grills.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The LMF31608 Certificate III in Security Screens and Grills reflects vocational outcomes for those performing security screen and grill job roles 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 security screen and grill manufacture and installation 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 LMF21108 Certificate II in Security Screens and Grills or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification may include relevant Furnishing Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications 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 :


  • collect, organise and understand information related to work orders, basic plans and safety procedures
  • collect, organise and understand detailed technical information related to the materials and the products used in and related to coopering operations
  • communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications, coordination of work with site supervisor, other workers and customers, and the reporting of work outcomes and problems
  • maintain records related to product and materials quality


  • work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity


  • use pre-checking and inspection techniques to ensure the tools are serviceable and ready to use
  • use checking and inspection techniques to ensure security screens and grills comply with specifications and that instances of non-compliance are remedied
  • identify, anticipate and respond to the problems related to material properties and installation position
  • identify and analyse faults in security screens and grills manufacture/assembly
  • select and apply the most appropriate maintenance and repair techniques

Initiative and enterprise

  • recognise and respond to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence

Planning and organising

  • plan and organise activities including the preparation and layout of own worksite and the obtaining and use of tools and materials to avoid any backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage during the production cycle
  • use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and volume, and estimate other material requirements


  • clarify and confirm specified work instructions
  • plan work within given task parameters
  • apply systematic and effective time management
  • accept responsibility for given tasks
  • set, monitor and satisfy personal work goals


  • satisfy the competency requirements for the job
  • maintain current knowledge of coopering tools and barrel production materials
  • maintain current knowledge of coopering processes and techniques
  • seek learning opportunities


  • use the workplace technology related to the selection, preparation and installation of security screens and grills and materials including hand and power tools, calculators, measuring devices and technical support systems

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the LMF31608 Certificate III in Security Screens and Grills, competency must be achieved in twenty-seven  (27 ) units of competency.

  • fifteen  (15 ) core units of competency
  • twelve  (12 ) 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 fifteen  (15 ) units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 



Support continuous improvement systems and processes


Contribute to workplace innovation


Recommend products and services


Develop product knowledge


Maintain business records


Move and store materials and products


Read and interpret work documents


Estimate and cost job


Use security screens and grills hand and power tools


Rectify faults in product


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Work safely


Make measurements


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Select twelve  (12 ) units from Groups A, B and C as specified below.

Group A 

Select a minimum of one  () unit from Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 



Install and replace security screens and grills


Apply patterns and designs to security screens and grills


Resolve quality and compliance issues

Group B 

Select up to eleven  (11 ) units from Groups B and C with a minimum of one  () chosen from Group B

Unit code 

Unit title 



Prepare product for Australian Standards testing


Undertake surface preparation


Use glass and glazing hand and power tools


Apply First Aid


Glaze/re-glaze residential windows and doors


Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines

Group C 

Up to ten  (10 ) relevant units may be chosen from units not already selected from Groups A or B, or units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate III level (maximum 10 units) or Certificate IV level (maximum 2 units).

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.