CPCCBL2002 - Use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment

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Unit code: CPCCBL2002 | Study level: TAFE
CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely and effectively use bricklaying and blocklaying tools and equipment. It includes understanding the functional features and applying the operational requirements of tools and equipment.
The unit is suitable for people with basic skills and knowledge who undertake routine bricklaying and blocklaying tasks under the direction of more experienced workers on new or existing structures.


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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:
*conduct a pre-operation check on equipment
*set up and safely use the following tools and equipment:

  • wheelbarrow
  • hand brick grab to load the job
  • cement mixer to mix consistent mortar for the project
  • wet cut brick saw to cut bricks and blocks accurately to varying sizes and shapes
  • hand and power assisted tools and equipment appropriate for the project
    *use hand tools to achieve three different joint finishes
    *wear appropriate personal protective equipment:
  • hearing protection
  • mask or appropriate respirator for the cutting task/s.

Required reading

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.

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