This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle formwork for slabs on ground, rebates to slabs on ground, and steps to strip footings, meeting all relevant requirements of the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.
The unit includes:
*establishing required levels on site and constructing formwork using boxing materials, including timber, metal, masonry, fibre cement sheeting or reconstituted timber products, and fixings to contain wet poured concrete until it is completely cured
*stripping the formwork and preparing and storing it for re-use.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 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 minimum area of 30 square metres
*a minimum thickness of 100 millimetres
*an edge rebate and an internal corner.
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):