The purpose of this module is to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to select, use and maintain hand tools and equipment used in the carpentry industry.

Unit details

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


CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industry


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: - work safely and effectively as an individual and as part of a team; - communicate effectively by questioning, sharing information and listening; - select appropriate tools to use with carpentry materials; - handle/hold materials while using hand tools, and; - safely and effectively use carpentry hand tools. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - workplace safety requirements and OHS legislation; - the characteristics of carpentry materials; - the characteristics and functions of materials, equipment and hand tools in carpentry; - manufacturers' specifications for hand tools in carpentry, and; - relevant Australian Standards and codes related to hand tools.

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