VU23317 - Apply brick veneer construction techniques

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Unit code: VU23317 | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply brick veneer construction techniques to basic brickwork construction.This unit applies to 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 bricklaying 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.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes & 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:
• set out and lay veneer brickwork with one external wall and one opening containing a window or door with flashing over the opening. The brick
veneer structure is to be a minimum of 3 metres in total length and a minimum of 1.7 metres high, and include a brick sill that is a minimum of
600 mm wide. A control joint and brick veneer ties are to be included in this brick veneer structure
• set out and construct base brickwork with bearer piers of a minimum of 3 metres in length and a height of 6 courses, incorporating vents.
In completing the above, there must also be evidence that the learner has:
• complied with relevant safety regulations, codes of practice, work plans and manufacturers’ specifications
• applied safety and sustainable work practices
• communicated and worked effectively with others
• selected and used the required materials, tools and equipment for construction processes
• cleaned up and stored tools and equipment after brickwork construction.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the Victoria University Polytechnic e-Learning system.

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