This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct masonry veneer buildings and structures. It includes structural, non-structural components and finishing of masonry veneer construction.
This unit applies to people who work on masonry veneer construction on new or existing structures. It is suitable for people operating with some autonomy. A person working at this level would be expected to take responsibility for organising and completing tasks assigned to them without needing close supervision.
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


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: *install weepholes, damp proof course; frame ties, lintels and loadbearing components, window and door frame, roof tie-downs and spread of fire requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *characteristics, applications and limitations of specified materials for masonry veneer construction: - aggregates, cement and lime - mortar ingredients and consistency - clay and masonry bricks *construction terminology relating to masonry veneer construction *processes and techniques for masonry veneer construction: - incorporating suspended floor - on concrete slab on ground - vermin control and anti-termite measures - damp-proofing, flashing and ventilation - fire control and separation requirements - frame tying components - lintels and load bearing components - timber, steel and aluminium windows - timber and steel door frames - gable and eaves construction *brick bond patterns *brick and block expansion and growth, control and articulation joints *functional and operational features of plant, equipment and hand and power tools: - battery operated tools *workplace safety: - job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA) - work at heights - exposure to silica dust - exposure to loud noise - requirements to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolds *acceptable brickwork tolerances stated in Australian Standards and building codes *fire resistance and stability *key requirements of National Construction Code (NCC) relating to masonry veneer construction *features of working drawing and specifications *environmental requirements relating to workplace processes and waste disposal

Where to next?

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.