This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to undertake basic measurements and calculations to determine task and material requirements in a construction work environment.
A person working at this level would be expected to complete tasks assigned to them, under supervision.
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 CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

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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: * taking basic measurements and performing basic calculations to determine quantities of materials for construction * work using each of the following: * weight * area * volume * perimeter * circumference * ratio * percentage * demonstrating converting measurements in metres to millimetres and measurements in millimetres to metres. * All work must be performed to the standard required in the workplace. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *types of equipment required for planning and performing basic measurements and calculations and their *characteristics, uses and limitations, including: *rulers; *tape measures *digital measuring and calculating devices *methods of calculating the area and volume of the following in a construction environment: *rectangles, squares, circles, triangles, trapeziums, cubes and cylinders.

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