Construct stone arches

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 CPCCST3017A, 'Construct stone arches'.
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


Plan and prepare for work.


Work instructions are obtained from relevant information, confirmed and applied to planning and preparation.


Work health and safety (WHS) requirements are followed according to safety plans and policies.


Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.


Plant, tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with job requirements, checked for serviceability, and faults are rectified and reported before work begins.


Material quantity requirements are identified and calculated according to plans, specifications and quality requirements.


Materials appropriate to the work application are obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.


Environmental requirements are identified for the project according to environmental plans and statutory and regulatory authority obligations.


Scaffolding is erected according to job and WHS requirements.


Set out and prepare arch work.


Location of arch is set out on base or footing for stone construction according to job drawings and specifications.


Wall or columns are constructed according to job drawings and specifications up to level of springing line of arch.


Supports are designed and constructed for ease of release without jarring stonework.


Arch centring is raised according to specified height, located level across springing line and crown, and supported according to workplace requirements.


Construct arch with regularly cut stone.


Stones are cut according to job drawings and specifications.


Pre-cut stones are checked for conformity with job specifications.


Mortar is mixed according to job specifications and relevant standards as required.


Central keystone is established and stones are laid to form arch according to job drawings and specifications.


Regular stone is laid to form courses, and bond is maintained according to job drawings and specifications.


Stones are cut, or pre-cut stones are used, to complete courses and abut arch stones.


Joints are made within specified tolerance while maintaining alignment and plumb of stone face.


Construct arch with irregular voussoirs forming stepped extrados.


Voussoirs/wedge stones that are delivered pre-cut are checked for conformity to design and order.


Keystone of archway is positioned centrally and designed voussoirs are laid around centre to form arch.


Regular stones are laid where voussoirs are designed to correspond with courses.


Random regular stones are laid where voussoirs are not designed for regular gauged courses.


Construct arch with irregular stones.


Stones are pre-cut, or set out and cut, to suit shape of designed arch.


Keystones are laid at crown and other arch stones are laid over centre to form arch to specifications.


Wall is constructed of random rubble or random squared ashlar to match curved extrados according to arch specifications.


Joints are made with mortar, with stones selected and matched close to abutting stones, and bond strength is maintained.


Joints are made to specifications with wall maintained in alignment and plumb.


Mortar joints are struck and finished according to specifications for finish.


Clean up.


Stonework is cleaned, area cleared of waste, and materials and equipment are removed.


Waste and unwanted materials are disposed of safely.


Unused materials are stored or stacked.


Tools and equipment are cleaned, maintained and stored.