This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to construct basic formwork for concreting.

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)
Unit code:
VU22031

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: - 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 for the construction of formwork for concrete; - workplace safety requirements and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation in relation to concrete footings and formwork, including the required personal protective equipment (PPE); - relevant Australian Standards and building codes in relation to the construction of formwork for concrete; - principles of sustainability relevant to the construction of formwork for concrete; - terminology used for the construction of formwork for concrete; - characteristics, purposes and functions of materials used for concrete slabs and formwork; - basic principles and components of concrete, including mixing ratios; - common processes for calculating size and quantity of materials required; - function, purpose and safe handling of tools and equipment used for the construction of formwork for concrete; - set out and construction of formwork for concrete processes and techniques, and; - sequence of concrete placement and curing.

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