This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps to provide access between floors and landings, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.
It includes:
*establishing required levels on site
*constructing timber, metal or prefabricated formwork to contain wet poured concrete until it is completely cured
*stripping the formwork
*preparing and storing formwork for re-use.
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

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCCA3018

Prerequisites

CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Assessment

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 constructing, erecting, stripping and dismantling the formwork for: - one flight of stairs, freestanding or against a wall with a minimum rise of 1800 mm - one ramp with a minimum rise of 400 mm and 5.6 metres long. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *compliance requirements of the National Construction Code and Australian Standards relevant to constructing, erecting and dismantling formwork for stairs and ramps *workplace quality policies and standards for constructing, erecting and dismantling formwork for stairs and ramps *safety requirements for constructing, erecting and dismantling formwork for stairs and ramps *line, level and plumb for constructing, erecting and dismantling formwork for stairs and ramps *common formwork faults, problems and rectification methods *materials used to construct and erect formwork *fixings for formwork *techniques to construct, erect and strip and dismantle formwork *contents, terms and symbols used in plans, specifications and drawings for constructing, erecting and dismantling formwork for stairs and ramps *types and uses of tools and equipment used to erect and strip and dismantle formwork *processes for measuring and setting out formwork *processes for calculating material requirements for constructing and erecting formwork for stairs and ramps *regulations on stair and ramp construction for safe use, including disability access *processes to construct stairs and ramps.

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