This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to install glass blocks into non-structural panels.
This unit applies to people who install fire rated or standard glass blocks using various fixing methods to 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: *a candidate must meet the performance criteria of this unit by installing a minimum of 1.44 square metres of glass blocks into frame. In doing this, the candidate must: *apply the appropriate glass block installation processes *use both mortar and recommended adhesive *fix reinforcement, expansion joint and grouting *comply with glass block installation standards, codes and manufacturer's instructions. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *characteristics, applications and limitations of specified materials and components for glass block installation: - aluminium frames - reinforcement - manufacturer's silicone products - mortar mixture - grouts - fire rated glass blocks *processes and techniques for installing various systems and ranges of glass bricks *construction terminology relating to installation of glass bricks *functional and operational features of plant, equipment and hand and power tools: - battery operated tools *workplace safety: - job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA) - working with hazardous substances - working at heights - exposure to silica - exposure to loud noise *relevant and current standards and building codes *features of working drawings and specification *environmental requirements for workplace processes and waste disposal.

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