Read and interpret plans and specifications

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 CPCCCM2001A, 'Read and interpret plans and specifications'.
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. Identify types of drawings and their functions.

1.1. Main types of plans and drawings used in the construction sector of the industry are identified.

1.2. Key features and functions of each type of drawing are identified.

1.3. Quality requirements of company operations are recognised and adhered to.

1.4. Environmental requirements and controls are identified from job plans, specifications and environmental plan.

2. Recognise amendments.

2.1. Title panel of project documentation is checked to verify latest amendments to drawing.

2.2. Amendments to specifications are checked to ensure currency of information and conveyed to others where appropriate.

3. Recognise commonly used symbols and abbreviations.

3.1. Construction symbols and abbreviations are recognised.

3.2. Legend is located on project drawings, and symbols and abbreviations are correctly interpreted.

4. Locate and identify key features on a site plan.

4.1. Orientation of the plan with the site is achieved.

4.2. Key features of the site are identified and located.

4.3. Access to site is gained and services, main features, contours and datum are identified.

5. Identify project requirements.

5.1. Dimensions for project and nominated locations are identified.

5.2. Construction types and dimensions for nominated locations are identified.

5.3. Environmental controls and locations are identified.

5.4. Location, dimensions and tolerances for ancillary works are identified.

6. Read and interpret job specifications.

6.1. Job specifications are identified from drawings, notes and descriptions.

6.2. Standards of work, finishes and tolerances are identified from the project specifications.

6.3. Material attributes are identified from specifications.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCCM2001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC32011 - Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
  • CPC31211 - Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining
  • CPC10111 - Certificate I in Construction
  • CPC31411 - Certificate III in Construction Waterproofing
  • CPC30111 - Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying
  • CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
  • CPC31711 - Certificate III in Low Rise Structural Framing
  • CPC32311 - Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)
  • CPC30311 - Certificate III in Concreting
  • CPC31811 - Certificate III in Shopfitting
  • CPC32211 - Certificate III in Joinery (Stairs)
  • CPC30811 - Certificate III in Roof Tiling
  • CPC31311 - Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling
  • CPC30411 - Certificate III in Demolition
  • CPC20511 - Certificate II in Stoneworking
  • CPC30511 - Certificate III in Dogging
  • CPC31111 - Certificate III in Steelfixing
  • CPC30911 - Certificate III in Scaffolding
  • CPC30211 - Certificate III in Carpentry
  • CPC20311 - Certificate II in Steelfixing
  • CPC31011 - Certificate III in Solid Plastering
  • CPC31911 - Certificate III in Joinery
  • CPC31511 - Certificate III in Formwork/Falsework
  • CPC20111 - Certificate II in Construction
  • CPC31611 - Certificate III in Paving
  • CPC20211 - Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • CPC30711 - Certificate III in Rigging
  • CPP40811 - Certificate IV in Access Consulting
  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE60303 - Advanced Diploma of Stage Management
  • CUE20103 - Certificate II in Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF30307 - Certificate III in Scenery and Set Construction