Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps

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
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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 CPCCCA3018A, 'Construct, erect and dismantle formwork for stairs and ramps'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare.

1.1. Work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details, are obtained, confirmed and applied from relevant information for planning and preparation purposes.

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 formwork.

2.1. Design of stairs and/or ramps and method of joining formwork are identified from job drawings and specifications, and are checked to be in accordance with legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

2.2. Exit and ground finish levels are determined from plans, specifications and site inspection.

2.3. Rise, going and pitch of stairs and ramp are determined from plans, specifications, site inspection, rise measurements and requirements of Building Code of Australia (BCA).

2.4. Full size set out of stairs and ramp is calculated and made to determine rise, going and pitch of stairs to provide location of landings, stringers, treads and posts where specified.

2.5. Location of stair, ramp and newels are determined from plans, specifications and pitch of stairs or full size set out.

2.6. Location of footings are set out to layout of designed stairs and ramp from plans, specifications or full size set out, where specified.

2.7. Materials for formwork, including stringers, are selected and set out to pitch of stairs with rises not exceeding specified space between treads.

3. Assemble and erect formwork.

3.1. Landing bearers and joists are placed, fixed and braced according to plans and specifications, where specified.

3.2. Footings are checked for accuracy to requirements of plans and specifications.

3.3. Stairs and/or ramp formwork soffit is erected and braced in accordance with plans and specifications.

3.4. Formwork stringers are cut square to length and shape in accordance with set out and junction with newel posts, and are installed and braced.

3.5. Metal angle brackets are screwed/bolted to formwork strings to set out locations of tread support.

3.6. Formwork strings for stairs and ramps are located and fixed according to plans and specifications.

3.7. Material for face of treads is set out, cut square to length and fixed to metal angle bracket according to plans and specifications.

3.8. Risers are braced at mid-span to prevent deflection under the load of wet concrete.

3.9. Newels are erected and temporarily braced to plumb position, where specified.

3.10. Formwork tie bolts are located and secured to plans and specifications to maintain stair width where specified.

4. Strip formwork.

4.1. Formwork and bracing are removed sequentially and safely.

4.2. Timber components are de-nailed, cleaned and stored or stacked safely for reuse or removal from site.

4.3. Steel components are cleaned, oiled and stored or stacked to manufacturer's maintenance recommendations.

4.4. Damaged formwork components are safely discarded after stripping.

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

CPCCCA3018A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30211 - Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC31511 - Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework