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Unit of competency details

MSFFL2039 - Install laminate flooring (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes MSFFL2023 - Install laminate timber and bamboo flooring 02/Dec/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 03/Dec/2018


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040321 Floor Coverings  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040321 Floor Coverings  04/Dec/2018 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is not equivalent to MSFFL2023 Install laminate timber and bamboo flooring.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, cut, lay and fix laminate, flooring of all types.

This unit applies to flooring technicians working in accordance with pre-determined work orders.

Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this unit and relevant state/territory and local government agencies should be consulted to determine any necessary certification or licensing for undertaking flooring work. Industry standards and codes of practice within Australia must also be applied. Access to construction sites requires certification of general induction training specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

Pre-requisite Unit

N/A

Unit Sector

Flooring technology

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare materials for installation

1.1 Identify and follow work health and safety, legislative and organisational requirements

1.2 Correctly identify work requirements and process from review of documentation

1.3 Confirm subfloor suitability for installation consistent with Australian Standards and manufacturer recommendations

1.4 Select and check tools, equipment and materials prior to use to ensure that they are appropriate for the work, serviceable and in a safe condition

1.5 Plan sequence of work, and starting point, to ensure efficiency and quality of installation

2. Set out materials for installation

2.1 Check flooring for installation against work order and acclimatise in accordance with manufacturer recommendations

2.2 Organise and use flooring for fixing in accordance with safety management requirements

2.3 Remove or undercut door jambs or cover trims, and store for re-fitting or send for machining in accordance with work requirements

2.4 Prepare required adhesives and edge strips for use

2.5 Establish working lines and starting point

3. Lay out flooring

3.1 Follow instructions and sequence for laying and fixing

3.2 Lay appropriate underlay in accordance with manufacturer recommendations

3.3 Lay flooring to meet directional sequence, pattern match, specification requirements and to minimise waste and joins

3.4 Maximise the aesthetics of the materials, including matching grains and colours

3.5 Mark flooring materials accurately and clearly for cutting

3.6 Cut materials to length and size for final laying ensuring minimum waste.

4. Lay flooring

4.1 Organise materials for fixing and use in accordance with safety management requirements

4.2 Use fixing methods and equipment in accordance with manufacturer instructions

4.3 Allow appropriate field and perimeter expansion joints

4.4 Fit and/or refit skirting boards or cover trims and finish

4.5 Inspect finished job and any rectify imperfections following workplace procedures

4.6 Identify and make required preparations for sanding of flooring

5. Complete flooring

5.1 Store and recycle unused materials in accordance with workplace procedures

5.2 Check, clean and store tools and equipment in accordance with workplace procedures

5.3 Clean work area and dispose of rubbish safely

5.4 Remove and store barriers and signs

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=0601ab95-583a-4e93-b2d4-cfb27b03ed73

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is not equivalent to MSFFL2023 Install laminate timber and bamboo flooring.

Performance Evidence

There must be evidence the candidate has completed the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, and:

  • completed 3 laminate installations in accordance with job requirements, featuring each of the following at least once:
  • a complete room
  • intermediate expansion trims
  • proprietary finishing trims.

Knowledge Evidence

There must be evidence the candidate has knowledge of:

  • mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement, including calculation of area and estimation of material requirements
  • laminate flooring installation:
  • Australian Standards requirements
  • workplace safety system requirements
  • work flow
  • environmental protection and sustainability requirements
  • how to access manufacturer instructions
  • types, characteristics, uses and limitations of:
  • laminate flooring
  • installation adhesives
  • underlays
  • types, characteristics, uses and limitations of adhesives used in floating flooring, including:
  • polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)
  • epoxy
  • polyurethane elastomeric
  • characteristics and requirements of sub-floor preparation
  • types, characteristics, safe use, maintenance and limitations of tools, equipment and materials
  • techniques for set out, laying, cutting and fixing, the types of problems that may occur and how to avoid and respond
  • quality indicators for completed work
  • procedures and protocols for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions and contingencies.

The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
  • location for installation
  • laminate flooring
  • equipment, tools and materials to complete tasks in the Performance Evidence, including safety and personal protective equipment
  • work orders
  • workplace procedures.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=0601ab95-583a-4e93-b2d4-cfb27b03ed73