This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to apply material finishes to an external framed wall surface for the purpose of weatherproofing and securing the building, 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 application of both sheet and linear style claddings in a range of materials.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:
*producing a set-out rod for a minimum height of 2.1 metre using the effective cover of a weatherboard of a given profile
*installing weatherproofing, a vapour barrier and flashing
*fixing two different profiled weatherboards to eave height of at least 2.1 metres, incorporating an internal and an external corner with stops, flashings and sarking for a window and a door
*installing a minimum of two different types of external cladding panels, incorporating an internal and an external corner, abutting a window or door, and joints between boards determined by the material being used, manufacturers’ recommendations and job specifications
*attaching vertical and horizontal cladding to frames.
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):