Install roof components

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select and install industrial type roofing components in roofs.


Site location for work application may be either domestic or commercial and may be a new work site or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained.

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work.

1.1. Plans and specifications are obtained.

1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements associated with selecting and installing industrial roof components, and workplace environmental requirements, are adhered to throughout the work.

1.3. Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to in accordance with workplace requirements.

1.4. Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work and statutory and regulatory authority requirements.

1.5. Tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.

1.6. Work area is prepared to support efficient selection and installation of industrial roof components.

2. Identify installation requirements.

2.1. Industrial roof components are identified from plans and specifications and are compatible with adjacent materials and other relevant information.

2.2. Proposed sealant, fixing materials, and roofing and flashing materials are selected and checked for compliance with plans, specifications and relevant Australian standards.

2.3. Materials are identified, ordered and collected in accordance with workplace procedures.

2.4. Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with docket and order form and for acceptable condition, and faults are reported.

2.5. Sustainability principles and concepts are applied to work preparation and application.

2.6. Location of installation and opening size are identified from plans and manufacturer specifications.

2.7. Location is checked for obstructions that may affect the installation.

3. Install roof components.

3.1. Where required, the industrial component is erected to comply with manufacturer recommendations.

3.2. Industrial roof component is set out to comply with plans, specifications and site measurements.

3.3. Structural supports are installed to comply with plans and specifications.

3.4. Openings are prepared to comply with plans, specifications and relevant Australian standards.

3.5. Mullions, frames, baffles, sheeting and louvre blades are located and fixed to comply with manufacturer recommendations.

3.6. Component is installed to comply with plans, specifications and manufacturer requirements.

3.7. Flashing and waterproofing, including proprietary or purpose-made flashing, are installed to comply with relevant Australian standards, plans, specifications, manufacturer recommendations and regulatory authorities' requirements.

3.8. Installation is performance tested and remedied as required.

4. Clean up.

4.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

4.2. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.

4.3. Documentation is completed in accordance with workplace requirements.

Required Skills

Required skills

Required skills for this unit are:

communication skills to:

access information

complete workplace documentation

determine requirements

enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand

follow instructions

plan and sequence tasks with others

read and interpret:

documentation from a variety of sources

drawings and specifications

report faults

use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals

identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials

numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations

organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work

teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

technological skills to:

access and understand site-specific instructions in a variety of media

use mobile communication technology.

Required knowledge

Required knowledge for this unit is:

capillary action, thermal expansion and fabrication techniques to prevent leaking installations

corrosion prevention treatment requirements of cut sheets

electrolysis and problems associated with the use of dissimilar metals

job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS)

processes of erecting and installing industrial roof components

relevant OHS regulations and fall protection codes and requirements

relevant statutory and authority requirements related to installing roof components

SI system of measurement

types of fasteners, fixings and sealants and their application to the installation of roof components.

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment providing that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate plumbing and services workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:

locating, interpreting and applying relevant information, relevant Australian standards and specifications to determine requirements, plan and install industrial components in roofs

applying safety requirements throughout the work sequence, including electrical requirements and the use of personal protective clothing and equipment

as a minimum the ability to, given the plans and specifications of an industrial roof, determine the material requirements, select and install two of the following components in a roof (one on a ridge line and another in roof sheeting), which may include insulation:

thermal vent or a skylight

non-mechanised ventilator unit

manual box-type louvre unit

continuous roof ventilator (ridge or slope mounted), ensuring:

application of sustainability principles and concepts

correct identification of requirements and details of proposed installations

completed installation must fit

correct selection and use of appropriate processes, tools and equipment

completing all work to specification

compliance with regulations, relevant Australian standards and organisational quality procedures and processes

communicating and working effectively and safely with others.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards' requirements.

Resource implications for assessment include:

an induction procedure and requirement

realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the minimum task requirements

relevant specifications and work instructions

tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices

support materials appropriate to activity

workplace instructions relating to safe working practices and addressing hazards and emergencies

material safety data sheets

research resources, including industry related systems information.

Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.

Method of assessment

Assessment methods must:

satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package

include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions, with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application

reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles

confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments.

Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:

competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace

where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice, with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the person's demonstrated ability and applied knowledge

all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary evidence.

Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.

Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties, such as existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with commonwealth, state and territory legislation and regulations and may include:

handling of materials

hazard control

personal protective clothing and equipment prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices

safe operating procedures, including recognising and preventing hazards associated with:


hazardous materials and substances

service lines

surrounding structures and facilities

trip hazards

use of tools and equipment

work site visitors and the public

working at heights

working in proximity to others

use of firefighting equipment

use of first aid equipment

workplace environment and safety.

Environmental requirements cover water quality management and may include:

clean-up protection

stormwater protection

waste management.

Quality assurance requirements may include:

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

environment policy

internal company quality assurance policy and risk management strategy

International Standards Organisation

site safety plan

workplace operations and procedures.

Statutory and regulatory authorities include:

commonwealth, state and local authorities administering applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.

Tools and equipment may include:


fall protection equipment

hand and power tools


levelling equipment

lifting and load shifting equipment, including:

chain blocks

elevated work platforms


hand trolleys

hoists and jacks

restricted height scaffolds


measuring equipment

perimeter guard rails.

Industrial roof components may be:

continuous frame sheet type ridge or slope mounted ventilators

continuous louvre blades, including single, double or triple pass blades

dome lights and thermal vents

manual and automated box type louvre units

non-mechanical roof ventilator units

ridge vents.

Information may include:

charts and hand drawings

diagrams or sketches

instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel

manufacturer specifications and instructions

material safety data sheets (MSDS)


organisation work specifications and requirements

regulatory and legislative requirements, particularly those pertaining to:

building codes

OHS and environmental requirements

plumbing regulations

relevant Australian standards

safe work procedures relating to selecting and installing industrial components in roofs


verbal, written and graphical instructions

work bulletins

work schedules, plans and specifications.

Materials for installing industrial components in roofs are to include:


fixings and fasteners


insulation, including:

batt types


foil laminate

metal rainwater goods


pop rivets and sealants

roofing materials, including:


colour coated steel




stainless steel



self drilling and tapping screws


Fault reporting:

may be written or verbal

is to be in accordance with company's workplace procedures.

Sustainability principles and concepts:

cover the current and future social, economic and environmental use of resources

may include:

appropriate component selection that has minimal environmental impact

efficient energy use

efficient use and recycling of material

correct handling of hazardous materials

disposal of waste material to ensure minimal environmental impact.


Unit sector

Plumbing and services



Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable