This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to use various materials for flashings and damp proofing. It includes installing vertical and head flashing to windows and doors and stepped and tray flashing to parapets.
This unit applies to bricklayers or blocklayers who work on new and 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:
*install damp proof course (DPC) in a cavity brick or masonry veneer construction, which includes internal and external corners
*install window and door head and stile flashings to a cavity brick or masonry veneer construction
*install stepped and tray flashing to a masonry wall at roof abutment or to a chimney at the roof line
*install flashing to a masonry parapet
*comply with flashing and damp proof course standards, codes and manufacturer’s specifications.
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):