This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply repointing and decorative tuck pointing for joint finishes to masonry on different types and styles of buildings.
This unit applies to bricklayers, and stonemasons who work on new, existing and heritage 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 tuck pointing and repointing the bed and perpendicular joints of a masonry wall. In doing this, the candidate must: *apply decorative tuck pointing to a minimum of two square metres to a specified colour and finish *apply repointing to a minimum of two square metres. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *characteristics, applications and limitations of materials for tuck pointing and repointing: - mortar ingredients and consistency - mortar adhesive ability, stability and durability - colouring agents and pigments - slaked rock lime *processes and techniques for tuck pointing and repointing: - door and window reveals and sills - internal and external corners - maintaining consistent bed and perpend joints *terminology relating to tuck pointing: - ribbon - struck *functional and operational features of plant, equipment, hand and power tools *workplace safety: - job safety and environmental analysis (JSEA) - work at heights - hazardous manual tasks - hazardous substances - exposure to silica - exposure to loud *work instructions, standards, codes relating to tuck pointing and repointing *environmental and waste management requirements: - disposal of waste material - recycling materials

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