This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment.  This unit of competency supports achievement of skills to take measurements and use these to calculate material qualities and calculations for related tasks commonly used and applied in construction work.

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, calculations and geometry; - 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 calculators; - communication devices; - company procedures; - construction terminology; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - measuring, calculating, geometry and determination of quantities; - processes for care of measuring equipment; - project quality requirements; - site and equipment safety (OHS) requirements, and; - tolerances.

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