MSF30913 – Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles

Course Code and Name:
MSF30913 – Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles

Qualification Description:
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to design, construct, install and repair interior and exterior blinds and awnings and security screens and grilles using a range of materials, fixtures and fittings for residential and commercial premises.

Work is usually performed in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

Specialisation is possible in this qualification depending on the electives chosen. A specialisation can be identified on the testamur where a minimum of five (5) Group A elective units of competency are achieved in blinds and awnings or a minimum of five (5) Group B elective units of competency are achieved in security screens and grilles.

Where a specialisation is achieved, RTOs should identify this as follows:
MSF30913 Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles 
(specialising in Blinds and Awnings) or (specialising in Security Screens and Grilles) 

Licensing applies in some jurisdictions for installation of blinds, awnings, security screens/grilles and shade sails. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Entry Requirements:
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules:
To be awarded the MSF30913 Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles competency must be achieved in twenty-five (25) units of competency.

Note: Units marked with an asterisk have on or more prerequisites and must be considered in the total number of units. Please refer to individual units for details.

  • ten (10)
    Core Units
    Unit code  Unit title 
    BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
    BSBPRO401 Develop product knowledge
    MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    MSMWHS200 Work safely
    MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
    MSFBA2001 Use blinds, awnings, security screens and grilles sector hand and power tools
    MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations
    MSFGN2002 Move and store materials and products
    MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents
    MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job

  • fifteen (15) elective units, of which:
    • at least five (5) units must be selected from
      Group A – Blinds and Awnings
      Unit code  Unit title 
      MSFBA2002 Set up, operate and maintain blinds and awnings sector static machines
      MSFBA2003 Select and apply blinds and awnings sector hardware and fixings
      MSFBA2004 Construct roll-up and pull-down style blinds and awnings
      MSFBA2005 Construct vertical-style blinds
      MSFBA2006 Construct textiles for canopy-style awnings
      MSFBA3001 Install interior blinds
      MSFSF2001 Cut single layer fabrics
      MSFSF2002 Machine sew materials

      Group B – Security Screens and Grilles
      Unit code  Unit title 
      HLTAID003 Apply first aid
      MSFGG2011 Glaze and re-glaze residential windows and doors
      MSFGG2010 Fabricate and install insect and security screens
      MSFSS2002 Prepare product for Australian Standards testing
      MSFSS2003 Undertake surface preparation
      MSFSS3001 Install security screens and grilles
      MSFSS3002 Apply patterns and designs to security screens and grilles
      MSFSS3003 Resolve quality and compliance issues

    • at least five (5) units must be selected from
      Group C – Blinds, Awnings and Shade Sail Installation
      Unit code  Unit title 
      AHCLSC308 Install metal structures and features
      CPCCCM2002A Carry out excavation
      CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
      CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
      MSFBA3002 Install exterior blinds and awnings
      MSTGN2005 Perform minor maintenance
      MSTTF2015 Install products on and off-site

    • up to five (5) relevant units may be chosen from:
      • units not already selected from Groups A, B and C.
      • units in
        Group D
        Unit code  Unit title 
        BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
        BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
        BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes
        BSBINN201 Contribute to workplace innovation
        BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
        BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services
        BSBRKG304 Maintain business records
        CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
        CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
        MSTTF3004 Perform advanced welding of plastic materials
        MSFBA2007 Construct plastic and timber Venetian-style blinds
        MSFBA2008 Construct aluminium Venetian-style blinds
        MSFBA2009 Construct metal louvre and canopy-hooded style awnings
        MSFBA2010 Construct aluminium roll-up style awnings
        MSFBA3003 Install timber shutters
        MSFBA3004 Construct folding-arm style awnings
        MSFBA3005 Construct framework for canopy-style awnings
        MSFBA3006 Construct pleated-style blinds
        MSFBA3007 Construct wood-weave style blinds
        MSFBA3008 Construct pelmets
        MSFBA3009 Provide advice to customers on blinds and awnings
        MSFBA3010 Assess suitability of blinds or awnings
        MSFFM2010 Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines
        MSFSF3004 Construct Roman-style blinds
        TLIA2011 Package goods
        TLIA2013 Receive goods
        TLIA3016 Use inventory systems to organise stock control
        TLIA2021 Despatch stock

        – note that the unit CPCCWHS1001 may be selected only if a licensing requirement exists (e.g. where work is to be conducted on site).
      • units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate II level (maximum 2 units), Certificate III level (maximum 5 units) or Certificate IV level (maximum 2 units).