This unit (CPCCOM3001) of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and perform calculations to determine material requirements for a construction project.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.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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 analysing the drawings and specifications for a building with a minimum of 6 rooms, including a kitchen and bathroom and linear external lining, and preparing a detailed list of materials and calculated quantities of each material for: - wall and roof framing - internal lining and flooring - external cladding and roofing. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *types of equipment required for planning and performing measurements and calculations and their characteristics, uses and limitations, including calculators *methods of using formulas to calculate the area/volume of the following in a construction environment: - rectangles - squares - circles - triangles - trapeziums - cubes - cylinders *methods of converting measurements in metres to millimetres and measurements in millimetres to metres *methods of accurately determining dimensions of materials for construction projects by scaling requirements from drawings and specifications.

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