CPCCCA2002 - Use carpentry tools and equipment

    Unit code: CPCCCA2002 | Study level: TAFE
    CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to select and safely use and maintain carpentry tools and equipment, meeting all relevant requirements of national construction codes, Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS), and Commonwealth and state or territory legislation.
    The unit includes hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools and equipment.
    The unit is suitable for those with basic skills and knowledge undertaking routine work tasks under the direction of more experienced workers.
    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.


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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:
    *hand tools:

    • retractable tape measure
    • folding or steel ruler
    • combination square
    • string line
    • chalk line
    • hand saw
    • coping saw
    • carpenters hammer / claw hammer
    • wood chisel
    • hand plane
    • trimming knife
    • clamps
    • bevels
    • spirit level
    • tin snips
      *power/battery/pneumatic tools and equipment:
    • circular saw
    • reciprocating saw
    • sliding compound saw
    • jigsaw
    • angle grinder
    • planer
    • laminate trimmer or router
    • drill
    • rotary hammer drill
    • impact driver
    • nail gun
    • bench grinder
    • extension lead
    • portable residual current device
    • air compressor and hoses.

    The candidate must also:
    *replace blades/cutters/grinding discs in:

    • a power saw
    • a powered planer
    • a router
    • grinder
      *grind, sharpen and hone a hand plane blade
      *grind, sharpen and hone a chisel.

    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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