This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to construct cavity brick/block buildings and structures. It includes planning, preparation, set out and installation of the masonry.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCBL3003A

Prerequisites

CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Assessment

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: - communication skills to: determine requirements; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow instructions; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; plans, specifications and drawings; - report faults; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and make calculations; - organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work, and; - teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - brick and block expansion and growth, control and articulation joints; - brick bond patterns; - characteristics and applications of materials for cavity brick construction, including fire control and separation required by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other legislation; - construction terminology; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - material safety data sheets (MSDS); - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - plans, specifications and drawings; - processes for the calculation of material requirements; - quality requirements; - techniques of cavity brick construction, including: anti-termite measures; closing of cavities and capping systems; damp proofing; floor, wall and roof members; gable and eaves construction; lintels and load bearing components; stepped and level flashing for parapets and gables; sub-floor construction; tying components; ventilation; vermin control; - types, characteristics, uses and limitations of plant, tools and equipment, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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As part of a course

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