This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to prepare for the commencement of work using refractory bricks and materials. It includes preparing for the construction or repair of various fire resistant structures, including boilers, kilns and industry furnaces.
It applies to specialist and advanced tradespeople working in refractory bricklaying using quality materials as specified by engineers.
This unit is suitable for people operating with autonomy. A person working at this level would be expected to take responsibility for the preparation of refractory work.
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:
CPCCST4003

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 preparing for a minimum of one refractory work construction project and one refractory repair project. In doing this, the candidate must: *ensure that all refractory materials comply with refractory standards and codes *ensure evidence of suitability, as stated in the National Construction Code (NCC), is issued by suppliers or manufacturer. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *a candidate must meet the performance criteria of this unit by preparing for a minimum of one refractory work construction project and one refractory repair project. In doing this, the candidate must: *ensure that all refractory materials comply with refractory standards and codes *ensure evidence of suitability, as stated in the National Construction Code (NCC), is issued by suppliers or manufacturer. Knowledge Evidence To be competent in this unit, a candidate must demonstrate knowledge of: *government building and construction legislation relating to refractory work *building and construction regulation, standards and codes *relevant sections of National Construction Code (NCC): - requirements of evidence of suitability - fire resistance - fire places, chimneys and flues *characteristics, applications and limitations of refractory materials: - castables - different types of insulation materials, including insulation boards and bricks - fire bricks - fire clay - stainless steel joints - insulation *processes, techniques and methods of refractory brickwork *workplace policies and procedures: - acquisition of materials *key features of refractory plans and specifications: - signs, symbols and abbreviations - dimensions and scales - views, sections and details *allowable tolerances for brickwork stated in standards *workplace safety: - exposure to silica - exposure to excessive noise - working at height - hazardous manual tasks - working with hazardous materials - working platforms and scaffolding *functional and operational features of plant, equipment and hand and power tools *workplace procedures and environmental requirements relating to waste management *digital devices, applications and software to achieve tasks outcome.

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