This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to construct masonry curved walls. It includes using geometry to calculate and set out curves.
This unit applies to bricklayers and blocklayers working on new and 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:
*construct one serpentine masonry wall to a minimum length of 4.0 m using the plotted points or template method and finished with a soldier course capping
*construct one curved masonry wall with a minimum rise of 290 mm and radius of 2.4 m using the trammel technique
*comply with brickwork tolerances stated in the current Australian Standards.
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):