Qualification details

LMF31808 - Certificate III in Blinds and Awnings (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 04/Oct/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced11/May/2009

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Is superseded by MSF30913 - Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and GrillesNot equivalent 09/Dec/2013

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
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
BSBITU306A - Design and produce business documentsDesign and produce business documents N/A
CPCCCM3001B - Operate elevated work platformsOperate elevated work platforms N/A
LMFBA2001A - Use blinds and awnings sector hand and power toolsUse blinds and awnings sector hand and power tools N/A
LMFBA2002A - Set up, operate and maintain blinds and awnings sector static machinesSet up, operate and maintain blinds and awnings sector static machines N/A
LMFBA2004A - Select and apply blinds and awnings hardware and fixingsSelect and apply blinds and awnings hardware and fixings N/A
LMFBA2005A - Construct roll up and pull down style blinds and awningsConstruct roll up and pull down style blinds and awnings 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 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Home Furnishing 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Blinds and Awnings Maker and Installer 

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

Unit code corrected CPCCCM3001A to Version B


This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to construct and install interior and exterior blinds and awnings using a range of materials, fixtures and fittings.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The LMF31808 Certificate III in Blinds and Awnings reflects vocational outcomes for those constructing and installing blinds and awnings 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 construction and installation of blind and awning 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 LMF21008 Certificate II in Blinds and Awnings or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification may include other Furnishing qualifications such as LMF40202 Certificate IV in Furnishing Technology, LMF40408 certificate IV in interior Decoration 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 such as electives in forklift operation and handling of dangerous goods. 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 blinds and awnings
  • 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

Initiative and enterprise

  • use pre-checking and inspection techniques to ensure the tools are serviceable and ready to use
  • use checking and inspection techniques to ensure instruments comply with specifications and that instances of non-compliance are remedied
  • identify, anticipate and respond to faults in materials
  • identify, anticipate and respond to the problems related to glass and material properties
  • identify and analyse faults in Blinds and Awnings
  • Select and apply the most appropriate Blinds and Awnings maintenance and repair techniques
  • identify, anticipate and respond to the impact of the material properties on the product

Planning and organising

  • recognise and respond to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence
  • 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 Blinds and Awnings tools and production materials
  • maintain current knowledge of Blinds and Awnings processes and techniques
  • seek learning opportunities


  • use the workplace technology related to the selection, preparation and use of Blinds and Awnings products and materials including hand and power tools, calculators, measuring devices and technical support systems

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the LMF31808 Certificate III in Blinds and Awnings, competency must be achieved in twenty-five  (25 ) units of competency.

  • fifteen  (15 ) core units of competency
  • ten  (10 ) 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 



Deliver and monitor a service to customers


Use blinds and awnings sector hand and power tools


Select and apply blinds and awnings sector hardware and fixings


Install interior blinds


Install exterior blinds and awnings


Move and store materials and products


Read and interpret work documents


Cut single layer fabrics


Machine sew materials


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Work safely


Make measurements


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Package goods


Select ten  (10 ) units from Groups A and B as specified below.

Group A 

Select a minimum of three  (3 ) units from Group A


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


Construct roll up and pull down style blinds and awnings


Construct vertical-style blinds


Construct textiles for canopy-style awnings

Group B 

Select up to six  (6 ) units from Groups B and C

Unit code 

Unit title 



Operate elevated work platforms


Maintain business resources


Deliver a service to customers


Contribute to workplace innovation


Design and produce business documents


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


Install timber shutters


Construct folding arm style awnings


Construct framework for canopy-style awnings


Construct pleated-style blinds


Construct wood weave-style blinds


Construct pelmets


Provide advice to customers on blinds and awnings


Assess suitability of blinds or awnings


Estimate and cost job


Construct Roman-style blinds


Perform advanced welding of plastic materials


Receive goods


Use inventory systems to organise stock control


Despatch stock


Operate a forklift


Shift a load using manually operated equipment


Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Group C 

Up to five  (5 ) 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 II level (maximum 2 units), Certificate III level (maximum 5 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.

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