This unit (VU22024) of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply basic sub-floor framing skills for a rectangular shaped building. This unit supports pre-apprentices who under close supervision and guidance, develop a defined and limited range of skills and knowledge in preparing them for entering the working environment within the building and construction industry. They use little judgement and follow instructions specified by the supervisor. On entering the industry, it is intended that further training will be required for this specific skill to ensure trade level standard.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - reading skills to interpret documentation, drawings, specifications and instructions; - writing skills to complete basic documentation; - oral communication skills; - numeracy skills; - teamwork skills to ensure a safe working environment; - planning and organising skills; - self-management skills, and; - technology skills to safely use and maintain tools and equipment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - plans, drawings and specifications used in sub-floor framing; - workplace safety requirements and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation in relation to sub-floor framing, including the required personal protective equipment (PPE); - relevant Australian Standards and building codes in relation to sub-floor framing; - principles of sustainability relevant to sub-floor framing; - Use terminology for sub-floor framing; - characteristics and purposes of materials used for sub-floor framing; - common processes for calculating size and quantity of materials required; - function, purpose and safe handling of sub-floor framing tools and equipment; - Use sub-floor framing processes and techniques for buildings; - bearer and joist joining techniques including butt, halving and splayed, and; - joist straightening techniques.

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