The purpose of this module is to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to
apply masonry blockwork construction principles. This module excludes the practical
application of reinforced concrete masonry bond beams.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industry


- Comply with OHS legislation, regulations, Codes of Practice applicable to workplace operations. - Comply with workplace/organisational policies and procedures. - Communicate and work safely and effectively with others. - Describe the components and principles of mortar for masonry blockwork. - Select and use the appropriate materials, tools and equipment for masonry blockwork construction. - As a minimum, set out and lay two masonry blockwork walls, each with one internal and one external corner to a line and gauge. These walls must be constructed from different sized blocks, using blocks that are from the 150 mm series and the 200 mm series. Both walls must be a minimum of six courses high and include one stopped end. Specific unit assessments are located in the learning and assessment plans within the School.

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