This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to supervise the systems through which materials are selected, acquired and stored on site for building or construction work up to and including medium rise projects. It ensures the delivery to the site of materials that meet contract specifications and service requirements for commercial projects.

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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 required skills: - apply numeracy skills to workplace requirements; - enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - communicate organisational procedures and other information to relevant personnel; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; plans, specifications and drawings; - report on difficulties with either supply or standards of materials; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - establish and maintain records of tests and testing procedures; - record relevant information; - materials testing skills to enable materials to be tested according to relevant Australian standards or the ability to arrange for testing to be carried out independently; - reporting skills to report on difficulties with either supply or standards of materials; - supervisory skills to ensure the correct selection and installation of materials on site and secure storage of materials on site, and; - systems development skills to ensure systems are developed to ensure correct materials that meet appropriate standards are delivered and used on site.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - alternative materials; - building and construction materials and technologies; - construction and contracting equipment and its use; - construction supply processes; - environmental effects on various building and construction materials; - relevant licensing arrangements; - testing procedures, and; - workplace safety requirements.

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