Apply intumescent coatings

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 CPCCPD3033A, 'Apply intumescent coatings'.
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. Plan and prepare.

1.1. Work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details are obtained from 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 are selected to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

1.5. Materials 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 regulatory obligations and applied.

2. Prepare application area.

2.1. Area is set up for application processes to suit surfaces to be painted.

2.2. Adjoining surfaces to application area are protected by masking off or covering prior to application of decorative paint finishing materials.

2.3. Ventilation is provided in application area to maintain safety of self and others.

2.4. Measures are taken to ensure application area is dust free.

2.5. Surface to be coated is checked to ensure sufficient clearance is available for the expansion of the coating in the case of a fire.

3. Apply intumescent coatings to timber.

3.1. Surface is completely stripped of any pre-existing finish to prepare for application of water-based intumescent coating suitable for timber.

3.2. Suitable priming coat is applied to ensure coating adhesion.

3.3. Intumescent coating is applied by brush, roller or airless spray, ensuring temperature and humidity requirements for application are maintained.

3.4. Top/finish coat is applied to protect the finish against abrasion and humidity.

4. Apply intumescent coatings to structural metal.

4.1. Metal surface is blasted or wire-brushed to prepare for intumescent coating for structural metal.

4.2. Galvanised steel is de-greased before application of coating.

4.3. Suitable priming coat is applied if metal is not already primed to ensure coating adhesion.

4.4. Intumescent coating is applied by brush, roller or airless spray ensuring temperature and humidity requirements for application are maintained.

4.5. Required film thickness is measured using appropriate wet film thickness measuring gauges.

4.6. Top/finish coat is applied to protect the finish against abrasion and humidity.

5. Clean up and store equipment.

5.1. Painting equipment and spray painting equipment are dismantled, cleaned, maintained and stored.

5.2. Waste and unwanted materials are removed and placed into job waste bins or rubbish stockpile in a safe and effective manner in accordance with sound work practices compliant with environmental requirements.

5.3. Unused materials are sealed and stored/stacked in accordance with standard material handling practices and techniques and company requirements.

5.4. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

5.5. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer specifications and/or standard work practices.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCPD3033A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30611 - Certificate III in Painting and Decorating