This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to calculate and construct masonry steps, stairs and wing walls using various masonry products.
This unit applies to bricklayers and blocklayers who set out and construct steps and stairs 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:
*a candidate must meet the performance criteria of this unit by constructing two flights of stairs both with a parallel wing wall to one side.
In doing this, the candidate must construct:
*one flight with a minimum of three pre-cast concrete treads
*one flight with a minimum of three solid masonry treads
*all treads with a 3 mm slope for water run-off
*wing wall to match the slope of the stairs with symmetrically cut mitres and uniform joints
*both flights to comply with current and relevant Australian Standards, specifications and within the codes for brickwork tolerances.
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):