This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct masonry curved walls. It includes using geometry to calculate and set out curves.
This unit applies to bricklayers and blocklayers working on new and 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: *construct one serpentine masonry wall to a minimum length of 4.0 m using the plotted points or template method and finished with a soldier course capping *construct one curved masonry wall with a minimum rise of 290 mm and radius of 2.4 m using the trammel technique *comply with brickwork tolerances stated in the current Australian Standards. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *characteristics, applications and limitations of materials used for curved wall construction *processes and techniques for: - calculating and setting out various size curves - curved wall construction *using measurements and formulas to calculate quantities *facets generated by curved walls *aspects and factors relating to curved walls *construction terminology relating to curved wall construction *wall types, movement of joints and bonding patterns *functional and operational features of plant, equipment, hand and power tools *workplace safety: - job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA) - hazardous manual handling - exposure to silica - exposure to loud noise *current and relevant Australian Standards relating to constructing curved walls *key requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) for constructing curved walls *features of working drawings and specifications *environmental and waste management requirements.

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