This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply structural principles to the construction of residential or commercial structures. This unit includes applying structural principles to footing, floor, wall and roof systems.
It applies to National Construction Code (NCC) classifications:
Residential - Class 1 and 10 buildings, maximum two storeys
Commercial - Class 2 to 9, Type C only constructions.
This unit of competency applies to builders, site managers, forepersons and other managers in the building and construction industry who apply structural principles to the demolition or construction of structures.
This unit of competency is suitable for those using specialised knowledge to complete routine and non-routine tasks and using their own judgement to deal with predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems relating to building application approvals.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 CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s 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:
*a candidate must meet the elements and performance criteria of this unit by applying structural principles to the construction of one building project.
In doing this, the candidate must:
*assess the structural integrity of the construction project
*apply technical construction principles and concepts to the appropriate selection, integration and building of construction elements and components
*coordinate, plan, implement and check the construction of the structure
*plan and document the structural principles of the construction of a building.
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*government building and construction legislation and regulations
*industry building and construction standards and codes
*classes of buildings described in the NCC
*standards and codes for timber framing
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):