Assemble and install stairs

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 CPCCJS3003A, 'Assemble and install stairs'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare.

1.1. Work instructions and operational details are obtained using relevant information, confirmed and applied 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. 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 requirements, and are applied.

2. Select and prepare materials and components.

2.1. Methods of assembling erected stairs are identified and components checked for appropriate locations in stair structure.

2.2. Method of assembling and fixing are determined in accordance with stair design and location.

3. Assemble strings and newels.

3.1. Specific position for stairs is identified, measurements are checked and adjustments made where applicable.

3.2. Strings and newels are assembled to design and fixed to specification.

3.3. Strings to be fixed to walls are temporarily supported or directly fixed in position to specification.

4. Install treads and risers.

4.1. Assembled strings and newels are temporarily braced in vertical position.

4.2. Treads and risers about newels are fitted and fixed to assembly and flight is checked for true and square.

4.3. Intermediate treads and risers are fitted and wedged where applicable to fit tight to housings to specification.

5. Assemble and install landings.

5.1. Bearers, where applicable, and joists are fitted and fixed to level according to fixing specification.

5.2. Nosing and flooring are fitted and fixed to form landing to specified finish and fascia is fitted and fixed to landing according to finish specification.

6. Install handrail and balustrade.

6.1. Balusters/intermediate railing and handrails are fitted to form stair balustrade according to specification, with balusters checked to ensure plumb fit.

6.2. Newels are checked prior to final fixing to ensure plumb fit.

6.3. Handrailings are fitted and fixed to wall in accordance with specifications.

7. Install spiral stair and curved strings.

7.1. Location of stair and first step is accurately marked on floor and central post is erected into true position, fixed at floor and temporarily braced at top.

7.2. Initial string section is temporarily supported in place for assembly, and treads and risers are fitted and fixed into position to specification.

7.3. Stair is progressively developed with the extending, supporting and fixing of curved string, and completed with head secured to floor/landing, balustrade installed and central post fixed to specifications.

8. Secure stair to structure and line spandril area.

8.1. Securing of stair to building is carried out during/on completion of assembly.

8.2. Spandril, where applicable, is framed, lined and fixed out to specified finish.

9. Clean up.

9.1. Stair is checked, with marks removed and surfaces left to specified finish.

9.2. Area is cleared and waste material removed.

9.3. Glue blocks are fitted to treads and risers according to specified locations.

9.4. Tools and equipment are cleaned, maintained and stored.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCJS3003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC32011 - Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery
  • CPC32211 - Certificate III in Joinery (Stairs)
  • CPC31911 - Certificate III in Joinery