This unit (CPCCCM1012A) of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare for and sustain effective work within the construction industry. It covers the identification and clarification of the construction industry work context, scope and employment conditions, responsibility required to be accepted by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement activities and sustainable work practices and techniques. This unit of competency supports the attainment of basic understanding of the structure, culture and role expectations of workers within the construction industry and sustainable use of materials and resources.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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; - identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - 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, and; - technological skills.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - basic understanding of sustainability on a construction work site; - common construction industry terminology and interpersonal communication requirements; - construction industry quality requirements; - construction industry size, scope of work and national economic importance; - environmental and resource hazards/risks, including compliance with relevant legislation associated with the environment, job specifications and procedures; - federal, state, and territory environmental or sustainability legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to this sector and applicable to own work role, e.g. Building Code of Australia (BCA); - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - relevant environmental and resource efficiency systems and practices; - relevant industrial awards and enterprise agreements; - relevant legislation, regulations and workplace requirements relating to provisions covering discrimination and equal employment opportunity; - site meeting procedures, and; - typical site/team work structure, methods and communication processes.

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