This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform a wide range of tasks associated with the preparation of surfaces and applying stains, coatings and finishes to furniture in manufacture or repair. Participation in teams, including group or team coordination, may be required. Lauren is a Furniture Finisher and she has the ability to polish (that is, finish, and/or refinish or apply restorative techniques to) damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture and musical instruments to a specified colour or finish. She has thorough knowledge of wood properties, finishes, and furniture styles. At times, she uses sophisticated hand and/or machine spray techniques to obtain the required result. Lauren is also capable of working with potentially hazardous chemicals from time to time. Her set of skills and knowledge are shown below

MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Lauren has the ability to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. She can identify current resource use and environmental issues and complies with environmental regulations. Lauren regularly finds opportunities to improve environmental practices and resource efficiency

MSAPMOHS200A Work safely

Lauren has the ability to identify Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards, and assess risk, as well as follow instructions and procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. She is also capable of participating in and contributing to OHS management issues. Lauren can follow procedures for risk control and emergency procedures, initiate suggestions to enhance task/job-specific safety, and apply knowledge of OHS legislation and the organisation OHS policies and procedures

MSAPMSUP102A Communicate in the workplace

Lauren is capable of receiving, relaying and recording written and oral messages and providing relevant information in response to requests, within time lines. She can interpret messages, respond to information and complete workplace forms

MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team

Lauren can carry out the organisation of team activities to fit in with the scheduling of work to meet operational guidelines. Lauren is able to identify work activities, organise daily work plan and participate in a team

MSFFF2001 Use furniture finishing sector hand and power tools

Lauren is capable of identifying between and using hand and power tools, and basic static machines, in applications relating to the furniture finishing sector of the furnishing industry. She can clean up work area and tools

MSFFF2002 Dismantle and re-assemble furniture

Lauren is capable of dismantling and reassembling furniture and/or fitting item. She can clean work area maintain equipment and complete operations

MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations

Lauren is capable of taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations. She can perform calculations, record measurements and calculations as required; recognise routine and non-routine problems

MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents

Lauren is capable of interpreting work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items

MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job

Lauren is capable of estimating materials, labour and time requirements to establish costs for provision of furnishing services or products - in relation to a sector product for a single client or customer

TLID2003A Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Lauren has the ability to handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances, including identifying requirements for working with dangerous goods and/or hazardous substances; confirming site incident procedures; and selecting handling techniques

MSFFF2003 Remove surface coatings

Lauren has the ability to prepare for surface coating removal; safely remove surface coatings by hand or chemical means in preparation for the application of new surface coatings; and clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing

Lauren is capable of preparing a range of furniture surfaces for the application of surface coatings by hand or machine. She has the ability to clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF2005 Maintain spray equipment and booth

Lauren is capable of stripping, cleaning, restoring and servicing spray equipment and booths. She is able to maintain the equipment and booths

MSFFF2006 Apply surface coatings by spray gun

Lauren is capable of applying surface coatings by a handheld spray gun. She is able to check and prepare for spraying and clean work areas

MSFFF2007 Apply stains, fillers and bleach

Lauren has the ability to apply stains, fillers and bleach. She can prepare for application of materials, apply finishing materials, clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF2008 Apply surface coatings by hand

Lauren is capable of applying brushable coatings to surfaces by hand. She is able to prepare for application of materials, apply finishing materials, clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF3001 Match and make up colours

Lauren is capable of matching and making up colours for surfaces which have previously been coated or polished, or for new work which must match existing work or a specified sample. She can apply colours and clean up work area

MSFFF3002 Set up, operate and maintain mechanical coating systems

Lauren is capable of setting up, operating and maintaining mechanical coating systems in order to apply coatings to specifications. She can check and prepare for spraying, clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF3003 Apply plural component coatings

Lauren is capable of applying plural component coatings, including polyurethane, polyester coatings and acid catalysed, to surfaces. She is able to prepare for application of materials, clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF3004 Apply soft rubber techniques

Lauren is capable of applying polish and/or spirit varnish to surfaces using soft rubber techniques. She is able to prepare for application of materials, clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF3005 Enhance finishes

Lauren is capable of cutting and buffing, and applying materials to a coated surface by hand to enhance the finish. She is able to prepare for application of materials, clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF3006 Repair and touch up surfaces

Lauren can apply techniques to repair and touch up damaged surfaces. She can prepare for application of materials, apply surface coating, clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF3007 Apply graining and decorative finishes

Lauren is capable of applying material to a surface to imitate timber grain and decorative (faux) finishes. She can clean work area and maintain equipment

MSFFF3008 Apply traditional French polishing techniques

Lauren is capable of carrying out the hand application of shellac polish to timber surfaces using traditional French polishing techniques. She can plan and prepare for work; prepare for application of polish; skin in job surface; body up a skinned in surface; spirit off/stiffen up surface; and clean up the work area

MSFFF3009 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) coating systems

Lauren is capable of setting up, operating and maintaining CNC coating systems in order to apply coatings to specifications. She can check and prepare for spraying, apply surface coating, clean work area and maintain equipment