Unit of competency details

MSFSS3001 - Install security screens and grilles (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to LMFSS3001A - Install security screens and grills 09/Dec/2013
Is superseded by MSFSS3004 - Install non-security and security screens and grillesSupersedes but is not equivalent to MSFSS3001 Install security screens and grilles. 06/May/2020

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Dec/2013


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040319 Furnishing Installation  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040319 Furnishing Installation  02/May/2014 
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Unit of competency

Modification History

Release 1 - New unit of competency


This unit of competency covers planning, preparing and installing security screens and grilles in residential and commercial locations.

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 security screens and grilles work. 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

Security Screens and Grilles

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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


Plan and prepare for installation


Applicable work health and safety (WHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to security screens and grilles installation are verified and complied with


Work order is reviewed, confirmed and clarified with appropriate personnel


Security screens and grilles are identified and checked against the work order and located ready for installation


Tools and equipment are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in accordance with manufacturer recommendations


Prepare installation position for security screen or grille


Any existing screens and grilles are removed, where necessary, to make way for the security screens and grilles


Jamb stiles are assessed for the installation of the security screen/grilles frame and adjustments made as necessary


Frame is positioned and secured in place so that the head/sill is level and stiles plumb


Additional preparation for the locking mechanism is made where necessary


Install security screens and grilles


Security screen/grille is inserted in the frame and tested for operation of open and shut


Locking mechanism is installed and tested


Items that do not meet quality requirements are repaired, recycled or discarded according to workplace procedures


Installation completion and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel


Clean work area


Waste and scrap is removed following workplace procedures


Tools used are cleaned; inspected for serviceable condition and stored appropriately in accordance with workplace procedures


Records and reports are completed to workplace requirements

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 individuals to demonstrate some discretion, judgement and problem solving

Work orders include: 

  • instructions for the removal of existing screens and grilles and the installation of security screens and grilles, including caveats on operational requirements, where applicable

Appropriate personnel include: 

  • supervisors
  • suppliers
  • clients
  • colleagues
  • managers

Tools and equipment include: 

  • hand and power tools
  • scaffolding
  • ladders
  • safety barricades

Records and reports include: 

  • operating limitations or requirements
  • lock type and location of combination/keys (if applicable)
  • inspection outcomes where undertaken
  • quality outcomes
  • hazards, incidents or equipment malfunctions

Waste includes: 

  • off-cuts
  • shavings
  • sawdust

Personal protective equipment includes: 

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

Information and procedures include: 

  • workplace procedures relating to the use of tools and equipment and personal protective 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 LMFSS3001A Install security screens and grilles.


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
  • Install security screens and grilles in at least two (2) locations
  • Conduct operator maintenance on tools and equipment and report faults
  • Use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and estimate material requirements
  • 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 cooperat

Knowledge Evidence

  • State or territory WHS legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of processes for the installation of security screens and grilles
  • Environmental protection requirements relating to the disposal of waste material
  • Established communication channels and protocols
  • Relevant problem identification and resolution
  • Types of tools and equipment and procedures for their safe use, operation and maintenance
  • Procedures for the recording, reporting and maintenance of workplace records and information

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 an installation location, materials, equipment and specifications relevant to the installation of security screens and grilles.


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