Construct fabricated stairs

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 CPCCJS3006A, 'Construct fabricated 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. Set out and prepare material.

2.1. Exit and ground finish levels are determined from job drawings and site location.

2.2. Rise, going and pitch of stair calculations are determined from job drawings and site location, with all measurements and requirements conforming to the Building Code of Australia (BCA).

2.3. Full size set out of stairs is made to determine rise, going and pitch of stairs to actual location of landings, strings, treads and newels.

2.4. Location of stair and newels is determined from job drawings and pitch of stairs or full size is set out.

2.5. Location of footings, where applicable, is marked to layout of designed stairs to meet job drawings and specifications or full size set-out.

2.6. Strings components are selected in accordance with set-out.

2.7. Components for newels are selected and set out to design of stairs, storey rods and job drawings or from full size set-out.

2.8. Newels are assembled and checked to provide tight fit for strings and bearers, where applicable, to specifications.

2.9. Material for treads is checked against set-out and square to length according to requirements of stair design and BCA.

3. Assemble and erect stair.

3.1. Footings with post support, where applicable, are prepared to requirements of job drawings and specifications.

3.2. Angle brackets are attached to strings to set-out locations for tread support according to requirements of detail drawings and specifications.

3.3. Newels are erected into position and temporarily braced to plumbing position and strings are located and fixed into position according to specifications.

3.4. Tie bolts, where applicable, are located and secured to specification to maintain stair width, and stair is attached to building using appropriate fixings and fasteners in accordance with detailed drawings and specifications.

3.5. Treads and decking are fixed into location to detailed drawings and specifications, and bracing and lateral ties are fixed to newels to specifications, where applicable, to maintain rigidity to stair structure.

4. Fit and fix handrailing and balustrade.

4.1. Material for handrailing and balustrade is checked to length, and adjustment is made to specification where appropriate.

4.2. Handrailing is fitted and fixed into place to specifications and measurements above nosing line of a flight and above a landing deck according to BCA.

4.3. Balustrade is fitted and fixed into place to specifications and requirements of BCA.

5. Finish stairs.

5.1. Arises and sharp edges are removed and finished to specification, where appropriate.

5.2. Non-slip surface is adhered to treads, where required, in accordance with specifications and BCA.

6. Clean up.

6.1. Area is cleared and waste disposed of safely.

6.2. Unused materials are stored and/or stacked.

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCJS3006A appears in the following qualifications:

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