Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCCBL2001A, 'Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for work.

1.1. Work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details, are obtained, confirmed and applied from relevant information.

1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.

1.3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.

1.4. Plant, tools and equipment selected to carry out bricklaying and blocklaying tasks are consistent with job requirements, checked for serviceability, and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

1.5. Material quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans and specifications.

1.6. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.

1.7. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and statutory and regulatory authority obligations, and are applied.

2. Manually handle bricklaying and blocklaying materials.

2.1. Bricklaying and blocklaying materials and components are identified and checked for conformity to material schedule, plans and specifications.

2.2. Handling characteristics of bricklaying and blocklaying materials and components are identified and safe and effective handling techniques, including mechanical handling, are applied.

2.3. Bricklaying and blocklaying materials and components are sorted and stacked for support of the job in accordance with supervisor's instructions and/or specifications.

2.4. Bricklaying and blocklaying materials and components are protected against physical damage and stored clear of traffic ways.

3. Perform mechanical handling of materials.

3.1. Bricklaying and blocklaying materials and components are prepared and positioned for mechanical handling in accordance with type of material and plant or equipment to be used.

3.2. Materials and components are loaded, unloaded, moved, located and/or installed in accordance with workplace procedures.

3.3. Bricklaying and blocklaying materials and components are safely handled with assistance of mechanical lifting devices in accordance with workplace requirements.

4. Mix bricklaying and blocklaying mortar.

4.1. Mortar ingredients are identified and positioned in the vicinity of the mixing area.

4.2. Mixing equipment is prepared and operated in accordance with manufacturers' instructions and workplace procedures.

4.3. Mortar is mixed to specifications in accordance with workplace procedures.

5. Handle and remove waste materials.

5.1. Waste bricklaying and blocklaying materials and components are handled in accordance with material safety data sheet (MSDS) and regulatory requirements.

5.2. Hazardous material is identified for separate handling.

5.3. Non-toxic materials are removed using appropriate procedures.

5.4. Dust suppression procedures are used to minimise health risk to work personnel and others.

6. Clean up.

6.1. Work area is cleared and waste materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

6.2. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBL2001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
  • CPC20211 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways