This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct cavity brick buildings and structures. It includes installing moisture barriers, ventilation and roof tie downs.
This unit applies to bricklayers and blocklayers who work on new or existing structures. It is suitable for people operating with some autonomy. A person working at this level would be expected to take responsibility for organising and completing tasks assigned to them without needing close supervision.
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
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:
*install damp proof course and ventilation
*install brick cavity wall ties, door jamb and window frame
*install lintels, loadbearing components and roof tie-downs
*construct parapets and install step flashing
*comply with relevant cavity brick standards and codes.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):