Carry out tuck pointing to brickwork

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
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 CPCCBL3017A, 'Carry out tuck pointing to brickwork'.
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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 using suitable information sources, confirmed and applied for restoration of brickwork structures.

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 work location.

2.1. Materials and existing brickwork, including type of bonds, are checked for consideration of colour wash, and composition of mortar stopping mix and mixing putty for beading.

2.2. Work platform is erected in accordance with regulatory authorities' requirements.

2.3. Work area and surrounds are isolated by use of barricades and signage or fall protection in accordance with regulatory and job requirements.

2.4. Loose or broken bricks are removed and reinstalled individually and mortar is removed from joints in brickwork by raking out mortar to specified depth.

2.5. Surface of work area is cleaned and prepared for application.

2.6. Surface of work area is colour washed consistent with brick colour.

2.7. Position of bed and cross joints is determined, measured and struck with chalk line.

2.8. Mortar is prepared to determined composition, colour and mix for stopping application to brickwork.

2.9. Mortar stopping mix is applied to ensure joints are full and brickwork is re-pointed to meet job requirements.

2.10. Jointer tool is used to form an indent key to receive putty point.

3. Apply putty point material to bed joints.

3.1. Materials are identified, selected and prepared to determined composition and consistency used for pointing or beading putty in accordance with job requirements.

3.2. Pointing putty is applied with the use of jointer tool to fill indent and form joints.

3.3. Surplus pointing putty present on horizontal and vertical joints is removed with the aid of a Frenchman tool to form finite shape and edges to tuck pointing.

3.4. Tuck pointed work area is completed, allowed to dry and any imperfections gently removed and lightly brushed clean.

4. Clean up.

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

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCBL3017A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying