Lay masonry walls and corners

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 CPCCBL3005A, 'Lay masonry walls and corners'.
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 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 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. Prepare materials and work site.

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

2.2. Bricks/blocks are selected according to quality requirements and specifications.

2.3. Materials for mortar are selected to requirements of specification, standards and codes.

2.4. Location of blockwork/brickwork is set out on reinforced concrete footing slab in accordance with dimensions and details from job drawings.

2.5. Mortar is mixed in accordance with job specifications, standards and codes.

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

3. Lay bricks/blocks.

3.1. Mortar mix is prepared and checked for conformity and applied evenly to job and set out location.

3.2. Bricks/blocks are located to job set out according to specifications, standards and codes.

3.3. Bricks/blocks walls are to be straight and true in plumb, line and level within standard tolerances and codes.

3.4. Bricks/blocks are laid maintaining stretcher bond throughout construction to specifications, standards and codes and using appropriate joints in brick and block walls and corners.

3.5. Bricks are cut.

3.6. Corners are formed maintaining bond and perpendicular intersection of both surfaces.

3.7. Horizontal reinforcement is placed and laid to bed joints to specifications, where applicable.

3.8. Brickwork/blockwork is laid and completed to job drawings, specifications, standards and codes.

4. Finish joints.

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

4.2. Joints of laid brickwork/blockwork are raked, struck or ruled to correct profile and depth to job specifications.

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

5. Clean up.

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

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBL3005A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying