Unit of competency details

MSFGN2002 - Move and store materials and products (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to LMFGN2002B - Move and store materials and products 09/Dec/2013

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Dec/2013

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Training packages that include this unit


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 089901 Purchasing, Warehousing And Distribution  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1 - New unit of competency


This unit of competency covers moving, storing and recording stocks of raw materials, goods and finished products for the furnishing industry.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Competency Field

Unit Sector


Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Identify products to be stored and appropriate stock records/inventory systems


Materials, goods and products to be stored are identified


Potential uses, frequency of use of the materials or frequency of despatch to other work sections or customers are identified


Size, shape and special storage requirements are determined


Requirements for safe storage are identified and forwarded to appropriate personnel


Stock/inventory systems records are maintained


Relevant product information, including instructions, care labels and product identification information, are located


When required, reorder documentation is forwarded to appropriate personnel


Establish storage areas


Storage areas selected meet requirements for storing product type and quantity


Appropriate workplace clearances for use of storage areas are obtained


Storage areas are cleared of waste and contaminants and any required safety equipment is installed


Storage areas are planned to safely and effectively store goods based on frequency of use, safe height, weight and size


Storage arrangements take into account potential damage to raw materials or finished products from other stored items, handling, rearranging and crushing, scratching or contamination


Access and working space for safe use by appropriate manual handling equipment, forklifts or safe lifting by personnel is ensured


Move materials


Movement activities are completed as an individual or working directly with others as required by the work tasks


Roles and related responsibilities for the successful completion of the safe lifting activity are identified and applied


Materials handling equipment appropriate to the task is selected and used in accordance with regulatory and/or site requirements


Feedback from others is constructively accepted and acted on to continuously improve team and work performance


Store materials, goods and products


Condition of materials, goods and products is observed on arrival and any product below specification is returned to appropriate work areas


Workplace health and safety (WHS) requirements, including personal protection needs, are observed throughout the work


Materials, goods and products are stored observing any requirements for separation of particular types of hazardous or incompatible materials, goods or products


Materials are stacked appropriately for weight loading, size and crushability of goods or products


Products are located to enable access to frequently required items


Work is undertaken in accordance with workplace procedures

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency. Detail on appropriate performance levels for each furnishing unit of competency in reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy utilising the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) are provided in the Furnishing Training Package Implementation Guide.

Range of Conditions

Specifies different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included. Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.

Unit context includes: 

  • WHS requirements, including legislation, building codes, material safety management systems, hazardous substances and dangerous goods codes, and local safe operating procedures
  • work is carried out in accordance with legislative obligations, environmental legislation, relevant health regulations, manual handling procedures and organisation insurance requirements

Materials include: 

  • perishable and non-perishable inventory required to support production operations

Materials handling equipment: 

  • is restricted to non-regulated machines and appliances

Products include: 

  • furniture
  • furnishing items
  • components and other outcomes (outputs of the local production processes)

Tools and equipment include: 

  • pre-fabricated and fixed shelving
  • open and enclosed pallets
  • shipping containers
  • non-motorised lifting and movement aids

Personal protective equipment includes: 

  • that prescribed under legislation, regulations and enterprise policies and practices

Information and procedures includes: 

  • workplace procedures relating to the use of tools and equipment
  • work instructions, including job sheets, cutting lists, plans, drawings and designs
  • workplace procedures relating to reporting and communication
  • manufacturer specifications and operational procedures

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to LMFGN2002B Move and store materials and products.


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


Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1 - New unit of competency

Performance Evidence

  • Apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment
  • Plan and organise activities, including the preparation and layout of the storage site to avoid any backtracking or work flow interruptions
  • Communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications and the reporting of work outcomes and problems
  • Follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection practices to:
  • minimise the risk of injury to self or others
  • prevent damage to goods, equipment and products
  • maintain required production output and product quality
  • Establish and maintain storage areas for:
  • raw materials
  • production outputs
  • Use a range of non-regulated materials handling devices
  • Collect, organise and understand information related to the movement and storage of materials and products, work orders, plans and safety procedures
  • Work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity
  • Use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area, estimate storage requirements and material requirements
  • Use checking and inspection techniques to anticipate movement and storage problems, avoid re-working and avoid wastage
  • Use workplace technology related to movement and storage, including inventory systems, tools, equipment, and measuring and recording devices

Knowledge Evidence

  • Work flow in relation to use of goods and materials in store
  • Potential hazards, including fire and explosion risk, security issues and operator safety around products to be stored
  • Appropriate controls and safety equipment to manage risk
  • Requirements for minimising damage to and maintaining contaminant-free unfinished materials goods and completed products
  • Requirements of working with others in a team

Assessment Conditions

  • Assessors must:
  • hold training and assessment competencies as determined by the National Skills Standards Council (NSSC) or its successors
  • have vocational competency in the furnishing industry at least to the level being assessed with broad industry knowledge and experience, usually combined with a relevant industry qualification
  • be familiar with the current skills and knowledge used and have relevant, current experience in the furnishing industry.
  • Assessment methods must confirm consistency of performance over time rather than a single assessment event and in a range of workplace relevant contexts.
  • Assessment must be by observation of relevant tasks with questioning on underpinning knowledge and, where applicable, multimedia evidence, supervisor’s reports, projects and work samples.
  • Assessment is to be conducted on single units of competency or in conjunction with other related units of competency. Foundation skills are integral to competent performance in the unit and should not be assessed separately.
  • Assessment must occur on the job or in a workplace simulated facility with relevant process, equipment, materials, work instructions and deadlines.
  • Access is required to storage area, manual materials handling equipment, products/materials for storage, safety procedures, regulations, quality standards, and enterprise procedures and all necessary facilities and associated equipment.


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