This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct masonry load bearing walls and engaged piers.
This unit applies to bricklayers and blocklayers who work 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 CPCCWHS1001Prepare 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 wall tie down and lateral reinforcing support system *install a door jamb and bond beam lintel *secure tie down for roof structures *clean core in preparation for core filling *comply with current masonry structural systems standards and codes. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *characteristics, application and limitation of approved materials for structural wall construction: - mortar ingredients and consistency - steel reinforcing and steel ties *processes and techniques for structural wall construction: - methods of engaging piers - fixing of horizontal and vertical reinforcing - installing roof tie down systems *construction terminology relating to structural wall construction *brick and block expansion and growth, control and articulation joints *functional and operational features of plant, equipment, hand and power tools *workplace safety: - job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA) - working at heights - exposure to silica - exposure to loud noise *fire control and separation requirements *key requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC) relevant to masonry structural systems *features of working drawings and specification *environmental requirements for workplace processes and waste disposal.

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