Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces

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 CPCCSP3001A, 'Apply float and render to straight and curved surfaces'.
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 to the scope of work performed.

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 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 statutory and legislative authority obligations and applied.

2. Prepare templates for curved work or circular columns.

2.1. Material is selected to manufacturer templates.

2.2. Radiuses and shapes are established for curves and columns according to plans and specifications.

2.3. Templates are manufactured and formed to suit job requirements.

3. Prepare background surface.

3.1. Background surface is identified and wire-brushed if required.

3.2. Dash coat is mixed and applied liberally to wetted surface.

3.3. Bonding coats using patent products are applied to specifications.

3.4. Metal beads are selected for external or squint arises.

3.5. Metal beads are fixed to arises and checked for accuracy.

4. Apply floating and rendering to flat and curved surfaces.

4.1. Screeding lines or guides are established to specified tolerances.

4.2. Float is used and applied to Australian standards and plans and specifications.

4.3. Floating coat is applied and ruled off to screed.

4.4. Surface is finished, plumbed and levelled to specified alignment tolerance.

4.5. Heads, reveals and sills are finished square off to wall ace and back into opening.

4.6. Internal angles, ceiling and floor lines are accurately cut.

5. Apply floating and rendering coats to piers.

5.1. Floating coat is applied using floating profiles and rules, and Dutch pins or hooks so that face of pier is plumb and ruled off.

5.2. Face is squared off to form returns and reveals, rules are removed and arises are left square or radiussed as required.

6. Apply floating coat within metal beading.

6.1. Metal beading is fixed to base surface to form a panel with expansion joint so that panel is plumb and square to specified position.

6.2. Panels are finished to true, flat surfaces, suitable for applying plaster and lime setting.

7. Finish rendering coats on flat walls, piers and curved work.

7.1. Walls are hand floated to fill slacks and voids.

7.2. Walls are scoured and fined using water and hand float systems.

8. Clean up.

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

8.2. Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCSP3001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC31011 - Certificate III in Solid Plastering