Design and set out 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 CPCCJS3011A, 'Design and set out stairs'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for work.

1.1. Quality assurance requirements with company's stair-building operations are recognised and adhered to.

1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements in accordance with setting out of stairs and workshop operations are recognised and adhered to.

1.3. Design of stair is identified from job drawings and specifications for types of stair construction and stair components to be set out.

1.4. Doorways and head height clearance are measured and dimensions governing stair pitch and factors of design are obtained directly from constructed building or drawing details.

1.5. Rise and going for steps are determined and lengths of strings calculated appropriate for the stair use and structural design, including landings if specified.

1.6. Use and structural design for winders are identified and considered for inclusion in stair set-out if required.

1.7. Methods of joining stair components and balustrade members are identified for manufacturing processes and preparation of components for joining.

1.8. Storey rod and full size set-out are prepared where applicable.

2. Prepare stair material for setting out.

2.1. Materials are selected and dressed in accordance with stair requirements and specifications.

2.2. Laminated sections are formed and joined to designed curve and pitch to specifications.

3. Set out strings for a stair.

3.1. Tools and equipment are selected to carry out processes consistent with job requirements.

3.2. Steel square or pitch board is prepared to stair pitch set-out.

3.3. Strings are set out in temporary erected positions to show locations of treads and risers, with allowances for nosing and wedges on closed strings and to show lengths for junctions with newels and landings

4. Set out newels.

4.1. Floor/landing height relationships with allowances for floor discrepancies are accurately marked on newels.

4.2. Newels are set out to show positions of strings, treads, flooring, joists, bearers and handrails.

4.3. Locations for housings are accurately marked on newels.

5. Set out component parts.

5.1. Lengths and bevels, where applicable, are determined from string and newel set-outs.

5.2. Component parts are set out to respective lengths and bevels where applicable.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCJS3011A appears in the following qualifications:

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