Lay stone

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 CPCCST2004A, 'Lay stone'.
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 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. Bed stone into mortar.

2.1. Prepared stone is selected appropriate to the job and mortar is prepared to designed mix, including any required mortar admixtures, and spread or screeded to form a bed as required.

2.2. Mechanical ties, fixtures and reinforcing are placed as required and stones are laid to line and in sequence as required by job.

2.3. Packers, wedges, mortar consistency, propping, shoring and forming structures are used to ensure correct joint size, plumb, level and shape.

2.4. Backing materials are used in a manner consistent with job requirements, with cavities maintained as required or specified.

3. Dry bed stone and grout.

3.1. Prepared stone appropriate to job is set in place dry and supported as required by wedges, packers and props.

3.2. Joints are prepared and grout is poured gradually as required to fill voids.

4. Dry stone construction.

4.1. Stone is prepared or selected in a manner appropriate to job and laid to achieve maximum stability using chips, flat faces and battered angles, on stones, earth sods and clay.

4.2. Capping stone is laid as required by job.

4.3. Walling is laid in a manner that maximises the force of gravity as a stabilising element in structure.

5. Fix slab stone using metal ties and adhesives.

5.1. Prepared stone slabs are fixed to metal or masonry surfaces using adhesives, cement mortar or plaster.

5.2. Metal ties and dowels are used to secure stone slabs as required.

5.3. Dowel cavity is filled with grout or slurry as required in job specification.

6. Finish stone surfaces and joints.

6.1. Stone surfaces are finished as required by job specifications.

6.2. Joints are cleaned and/or raked as required to achieve either final appearance or as preparation for pointing.

6.3. Pointing mortars or adhesives are applied to joints as required by job specifications.

7. Clean up.

7.1. Surfaces are cleaned as required by job.

7.2. Waste materials are disposed of in an appropriate manner and in accordance with Environment Protection Authority (EPA) requirements.

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCST2004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC32311 - Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)