This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct cavity brick buildings and structures. It includes installing moisture barriers, ventilation and roof tie downs.
This unit applies to bricklayers and blocklayers who work 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 damp proof course and ventilation *install brick cavity wall ties, door jamb and window frame *install lintels, loadbearing components and roof tie-downs *construct parapets and install step flashing *comply with relevant cavity brick standards and codes. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *construction terminology relating to cavity brick construction *characteristics, applications and limitations of specified materials for cavity brick construction: - clay bricks - aggregates, cement and lime - mortar ingredients and consistency *processes and techniques for: - suspended floor construction - construction of cavity brick on slab construction - anti-termite measures - damp-proofing, flashing and ventilation - installing lintels and load bearing components - installing windows and doors - gable and eaves construction - level flashing for parapets - tie down methods and applications - closing of cavities and capping systems - fire control and separation requirements *brick and block expansion and growth and control and articulation joints *brick bond patterns *functional and operational features of plant, equipment and hand and power tools: - battery operated tools *workplace safety: - job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA) - exposure to silica dust - exposure to loud noise - hazardous manual tasks - erecting and dismantling of scaffolds *allowable brickwork tolerances stated in current and relevant Australian Standards and building codes *fire control and separation codes and legislation *key requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) relevant to cavity brick construction *features of working drawings and specifications *environmental requirements for workplace processes and waste disposal.

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