Construct fireplaces and chimneys

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 CPCCBL3012A, 'Construct fireplaces and chimneys'.
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 the required 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. Set out and prepare base.

2.1. Set out area is correctly located and footing is checked for conformity to dimensions and location as per job drawings and specifications for fireplaces and chimneys.

2.2. Fireplace base is set out to correct measurements and location to job drawings.

3. Construct base.

3.1. Mortar mix is prepared and checked for conformity to specifications and standards.

3.2. Bricks, blocks and stone are laid to set out for base in accordance with specifications and standards.

3.3. Bricks and stone laid to line and level and constructed in accordance with specifications and standards.

4. Construct hearth and firebox.

4.1. Damp proof courses are installed to specifications and in accordance with standards.

4.2. Bricks, blocks and stone are laid to form hearth to designed shape, pattern, job drawings and specifications.

5. Construct firebox and face brickwork.

5.1. Specified materials for firebox and face brickwork are selected to specifications.

5.2. Firebox is constructed to form shape for rear and side walls to specifications.

5.3. Face brickwork is laid to form shape of openings to designed dimensions and finish of drawings and specifications.

5.4. Lintel is installed to specifications.

5.5. Facework is laid to bond, pattern and colour finish to wall and aligned to specification.

5.6. Protrusions and mantelpiece are formed and finished to designed shape and specifications.

5.7. Plumb and level are maintained for straight work.

6. Form throat and chimney shaft.

6.1. Work platform is erected in accordance with regulatory authorities' and workplace requirements.

6.2. Throat is formed, parged and shaped for firebox and chimney design and specifications, and constructed in accordance with specifications and standards.

6.3. Parging to flue is completed to specifications.

6.4. Brick and stone are laid to build outer skin and form chimney shaft to specifications and are constructed in accordance with specifications and standards.

6.5. Baffles are built in, where designed, to location and specifications.

7. Complete chimney.

7.1. Chimney tray is built in to chimney design and installed to specification in accordance with standards.

7.2. Chimney is constructed in accordance with specifications and standards.

7.3. Head of chimney is completed to designed finish in accordance with drawings and specifications.

8. Finish joints.

8.1. Joints to laid brickwork, blockwork and stonework are raked or ruled to designed depth in accordance with the job specifications.

8.2. Joints to laid brickwork, blockwork and stonework are raked out for provision of apron and stepped flashing at roof line.

8.3. Brickwork, blockwork and stonework are brushed down prior to drying, using appropriate brushing tool.

9. Clean up.

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

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBL3012A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying