This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out and construct pitched roofs on irregular plan building shapes which may have skewed, splayed or hexagonal ends. It includes such roofs that include dormer windows and may be of gable, hip, hip and valley, or combinations of these that are applied to different types and styles of buildings.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCCCA3007C - Construct pitched roofs


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: - communication skills to: determine requirements; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow instructions; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; plans, specifications and drawings; - report faults; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and make calculations; - organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work; - teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities; - use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones, and; - voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - ceiling framing; - construction terminology; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - material safety data sheets (MSDS); - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - pitched roof construction techniques, including fire control and separation required by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and other legislation; - plans, specifications and drawings; - plant, tools and equipment types, characteristics, uses and limitation; - processes for the calculation of material requirements; - quality requirements for advanced roofs; - roof calculations for lengths, quantities and pitch; - roof geometry; - roof set out; - roof types and design; - roofing materials, including their rated fire resistance; - roofing regulations; - timber types, structural properties and uses, including engineered timber products, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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