This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct a brick wall and arch using refractory materials, including castables, bricks and insulation. It covers the application of the unique skills and knowledge relevant to refractory work.The unit of competency supports specialist and advanced tradespersons working in refractory bricklaying. It may be applied in the construction or repair of various fire resistant structures, including boilers, kilns and industrial furnaces.
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:
*a candidate must meet the performance criteria of this unit by constructing a fire brick wall and arch. This work may include a 230mm fire brick wall to incorporate an opening (600mm x 600mm) with a segmental arch above, a minimum of 1.5m long and 1.2m high to the top of the arch.
In doing this, the candidate must:
*demonstrate understanding of the purpose and application of refractory bricklaying
*comply with Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations applicable to workplace operations
*use safe and effective procedures to handle hazardous materials
*read and interpret two-dimensional refractory plans and specifications
*select and use processes, tools and equipment appropriate to the job requirements
*prepare materials and samples in accordance with job requirements
*identify typical faults and problems with materials and equipment that occur and take necessary action to rectify
*communicate effectively with others to ensure safe work site operations.
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):