Carry out cavity brick construction

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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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 CPCCBL3003A, 'Carry out cavity brick construction'.
Google Links
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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 from relevant information, confirmed and applied to determine bricklaying and blocklaying tasks.

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 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, specifications and quality requirements.

1.6. Materials appropriate to the work application, including required fire resistance rating, 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. Set out brickwork/ blockwork.

2.1. Bricks and/or blocks are identified, selected and checked for conformity with specifications and compliance with standards.

2.2. Work platform is erected in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements.

2.3. Location and structural details of brickwork/blockwork are identified from job drawings and job specifications.

2.4. Base brickwork below floor construction is set out to location, dimensions and specifications in compliance with standards.

2.5. Load bearing brickwork, including engaged piers, dwarf walls, isolated piers and corbelling are set out to job drawings and specifications.

2.6. Cavity brick wall is set out to requirements of job drawings.

3. Construct base brickwork/ blockwork.

3.1. Mortar mix is prepared and checked for conformity and bricks/blocks are laid to set out according to specifications and standards.

3.2. Brickwork/blockwork gauge is determined and set out rod is prepared.

3.3. Base brickwork/blockwork is constructed for cavity construction to requirements of regulations and specifications.

4. Position door and window frames.

4.1. Window frames are located and built in to cavity walls to specification, and are protected from mortar droppings during construction.

4.2. Door jambs are located, built in and fixed to cavity walls and single leaf walls according to job drawings and specifications.

5. Construct brick walls.

5.1. Brick or block cavity construction walls are constructed to job specifications and standards.

5.2. Damp proof courses and flashings are laid/built in to job specifications.

5.3. Ventilation for solid brick construction is built to requirements of job specification and regulations.

5.4. Walls are to be straight and true in plumb, line and level within standard tolerances.

5.5. Wall ties are positioned to comply with standards.

5.6. Openings are constructed and flashing is installed to job specifications.

5.7. Lintels are installed to job specifications.

5.8. Control joints are formed in accordance with locations on job drawings and standards.

5.9. Weepholes, brick reinforcing, vermin proofing and wall flashings are located and built in to job specifications.

5.10. Gables and parapets are constructed by plans and specifications.

5.11. Sill bricks are cut and laid to line in accordance with job specifications.

5.12. Tie down and lateral support systems for ceiling/roof structures are installed to walls in accordance with plans, specifications and standards.

6. Rake or rule joints.

6.1. Joints of laid brickwork/blockwork are raked or ruled to correct depth and profile in accordance with job specifications.

6.2. Brickwork/blockwork is brushed down prior to drying to remove unwanted mortar.

6.3. Excess mortar is removed from brick/blockwork surfaces and cavities are cleaned free of mortar and debris in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, job specifications and standards.

7. Clean up.

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

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBL3003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying