VU23329 - Construct basic formwork for concreting

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Unit code: VU23329 | Study level: TAFE


This unit specifies the outcomes required to set out and construct basic formwork for concreting.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 carpentry 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:
• complete set out to achieve levels and other specified dimensions for the construction of formwork for a minimum of 100mm deep rectangular concrete slab
• excavate and prepare substrate using compaction
• install reinforcement, including bar chairs to formwork.
In completing the above, there must also be evidence that the learner has:
• complied with relevant safety regulations, codes of practice and work plans
• participated in sustainable work practices
• selected and appropriately used PPE
• communicated and worked effectively with others, including using appropriate terminology
• selected and used appropriate materials, tools and equipment for the construction of formwork for concrete
• cleaned up and stored tools and equipment after concrete formwork 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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