This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Other
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCCM2001A

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: communication skills to: enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; drawings and specifications; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and make calculations, including heights, areas, volumes and grades; - 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: - basic calculations of heights, areas, volumes and grades; - commonly used construction symbols and abbreviations; - construction terminology; - drawing conventions; - features of plans and elevations, including direction, scale, key, contours, symbols and abbreviations; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - key features of formal job specifications; - processes for application of scales in plan preparation and interpretation; - project quality requirements; - site and equipment safety (OHS) requirements, and; - techniques for orienting/confirming the orientation of a plan.

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