This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to lay multi-thickness walls and piers. It includes laying masonry walls in different brick bonds and laying engaged and isolated piers.
This unit applies to bricklayers and blocklayers who work on a 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: *lay one English bond wall to minimum length of 2100 mm with one 900 return external corner to the same height and a minimum length of 700 mm *lay one Flemish bond wall to a minimum length of 1700 mm which incorporates a 590 mm (minimum) squint corner return; wall to be finished with a brick on edge capping finish with symmetrically mitred cuts over squint corner *lay one wall in chosen bond (not stretcher) to a minimum length of 2100 mm with a 'T' junction with a minimum length of 600 mm *engaged one pier to each wall at the same height of wall *set out and lay one isolated pier in the same bond for each wall, to the set-out wall height *comply to the brickwork tolerances stated in the current Australian Standards and codes. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *characteristics, applications and limitations of approved materials used for multi-thickness walls and pier construction *processes and techniques for: - multi-thickness brick and pier construction - installing specified reinforcing - laying bricks to specified bond to provide structural stability - damp-proofing, installing drainage pipes and weep holes - construction terminology relating to multi-thickness wall and pier construction *brick bond patterns: - Flemish - Flemish garden wall - English bond - English garden wall bond - Monk bond - Dutch - 1/3 bond - Stretcher *functional and operational features of plant, equipment and hand and power tools *workplace safety: - job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA) - working at heights - hazardous manual tasks - dust suppression - exposure to silica - exposure to loud noise *features of working drawings and specification *relevant and current building, brick and block laying standards and codes *key features of National Construction Code (NCC) relating to multi-thickness walls and piers *environmental requirements for workplace processes and waste disposal.

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