Unit of competency details

MSFKB2001 - Prepare for cabinet installation (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to LMFKB2001A - Prepare for cabinet installation 09/Dec/2013

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

Training packages that include this unit


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030113 Cabinet Making  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030113 Cabinet Making  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1 - New unit of competency


This unit of competency covers preparing a site and confirming completeness of cabinets and components required for installation. It requires checking of job information and identifying quality issues.

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

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

Competency Field

Unit Sector

Kitchens and Bathrooms

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Follow work health and safety (WHS) procedures for on-site work


WHS responsibilities for on-site work are identified


All legislative requirements are adhered to in work activity


Personal protective equipment is used according to workplace practices


Prepare workplace


Installation plan is checked to identify requirements relevant to own work


Tools and equipment required for installation are located and checked for operational readiness


Area is cleared and prepared for operations


Power source is identified and accessed for power tools


Confirm cabinet readiness for assembly and installation


Cabinet components are identified and checked against delivery documentation and installation plan to confirm completeness


Cabinet components are transported from delivery vehicle to site in a manner that prevents injury to self and others or damage to cabinets


Cabinets and components are assessed for quality

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 and dangerous goods codes and local safe operating procedures or equivalent
  • work is carried out in accordance with legislative obligations, environmental legislation, relevant health regulations, manual handling procedures and organisation insurance requirements
  • work requires individual to demonstrate some discretion, judgement and problem solving
  • work is conducted to assist in the installation of cabinets in new or renovated kitchens and bathrooms
  • cabinets include flat pack pre-cut cabinets, made to measure manufactured board, or solid timber cabinets within a kitchen, bathroom or other domestic environment

Installation plans include: 

  • drawings and specifications
  • component lists
  • cabinet layout and design information
  • installation instructions

Tools and equipment include: 

  • screws, nails, bolts and wall plugs
  • cabinets
  • components
  • glues and finishes
  • hand and power tools
  • measuring devices

Cabinet components include: 

  • hinges, runners and latches
  • locks
  • handles
  • drawer runners and slides
  • legs, plinths and kickboards
  • door and drawer systems
  • cabinet sections

Quality assessment of components includes: 

  • checks for completeness
  • scratches
  • chips and markings
  • colour and texture variations

Personal protective equipment includes: 

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

Information and procedures include: 

  • 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 LMFKB2001A Prepare for cabinet installation.


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 - New unit of competency

Performance Evidence

  • Interpret work order and locate and apply relevant information
  • Apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment
  • Identify materials used in the work process
  • Follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection processes to:
  • minimise the risk of injury to self or others
  • prevent damage to goods, equipment and products
  • maintain required production output and product quality
  • Prepare the installation site for cabinet installation and use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements and calculate areas for cabinetry
  • Assemble all necessary tools, equipment and cabinetry components for the installation
  • Conduct quality checks on components prior to installation and report readiness of the site for the installation work
  • Communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications and the reporting of work outcomes and problems, interpret basic plans and follow safety procedures
  • Avoid backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage
  • Work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity

Knowledge Evidence

  • Safe work practices
  • Documentation procedures
  • Quality checking procedures
  • Symbols and terminology on plans and drawings
  • Features of cabinets and components

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 materials, equipment and specifications relevant to cabinet installation.


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