Construct decorative brickwork

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 CPCCBL3015A, 'Construct decorative brickwork'.
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, 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 for decorative brickwork.

2.1. Location and structural feature details of decorative brickwork are determined from drawings and specifications.

2.2. Brickwork is set out according to location and dimensions from drawings and specifications.

2.3. Mortar is mixed to specifications.

3. Lay bricks to form corbels and protrusions.

3.1. Corbelling design is checked from specifications to ensure overhang design is in accordance with job drawings and specifications.

3.2. Bricks are laid to maintain bond and level alignment to form corbels to design and specifications.

3.3. Bricks are laid to form featured protrusions in accordance with job drawings and specifications.

4. Construct brickwork to acute and obtuse angled corners.

4.1. Junction at corners is determined in accordance with specifications.

4.2. Standard bricks are laid to line and level to form dogtooth and mitre junctions in accordance with specifications.

4.3. Squints and standard bricks are laid to line and level to form designed flush junctions in accordance with specifications.

4.4. Bond and gauge are maintained to specification.

5. Lay plinth bricks or squints to form plinth areas or sills.

5.1. Plinth bricks are laid to level and alignment to form protruding plinth in accordance with specifications.

5.2. Plinth bricks or squints are laid to sill locations to form feature finish to level and alignment in accordance with specifications.

6. Install decorative capping.

6.1. Bricks are cut and laid on edge mitre coping to 90° corner.

6.2. Bricks are cut and laid on edge mitre coping to 135° corner.

7. Construct decorative panel.

7.1. Area for set out is located, and is checked for plumb, level and to be clean and dry in accordance with manufacturer specifications.

7.2. Panel is set out to plan and specifications.

7.3. Whole bricks are laid to conform to the set out.

7.4. Starting edges and feather edges are cut and laid to conform to set out.

8. Finish joints.

8.1. Brickwork joints in laid brickwork are raked or ruled to correct depth in accordance with job specification.

8.2. Brickwork is brushed down prior to drying using appropriate brushing tool in accordance with job specifications.

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

CPCCBL3015A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying