This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct basic measuring and levelling techniques as part of the set-out procedures performed on building projects. It includes the use of technical instruments, application of standard procedures and performance of calculations necessary in the set-out of construction projects.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following skills: - application of design concepts and principles relating to structural systems; - application of measurements and calculations; - attention to detail when transferring levels; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - read and interpret plans; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations, and; - use of levelling devices for survey and site set outs.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - applications of structure in building systems and application to survey and site set-out; - BCA and Australian standards; - design principles; - level and grade checking used to perform survey control to accuracy criteria; - nature of survey and levelling devices and effect of performance on site, and; - work drawings and specifications.

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