Carry out mosaic tiling

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 CPCCWF3006A, 'Carry out mosaic tiling'.
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 the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

1.5. Material quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans and 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 materials.

2.1. Work area for mosaic fixing is prepared for the requirements of the task.

2.2. Mosaic sheets are checked for conformity to size, pattern, colour and characteristics in accordance with plans and specifications.

2.3. Mosaic work is set out to be symmetrical, balanced and produce minimal waste in accordance with specifications and standards.

2.4. Adhesive is selected, prepared and mixed in accordance with standard work practices, manufacturer recommendations and specifications.

3. Prepare substrate.

3.1. Substrate surfaces are prepared for application of render.

3.2. Render is mixed to specification.

3.3. Substrate surfaces are rendered to specified thickness, standard and finish.

3.4. Surface is cleaned free of contaminants and loose material ready for tile application.

4. Fix mosaic to flat surfaces.

4.1. Prepared mosaic sheets or tiles are marked to identify the section of application.

4.2. Appropriate fixing medium is selected to ensure light coloured tiles are not darkened.

4.3. Fixing medium is applied to substrate and mosaic sheets or tiles are laid in accordance with manufacturer specifications, maintaining alignment to set out lines and face surface of tiles, to the specified finish.

4.4. Mosaic tiles are positioned prior to final set and adjusted to ensure the specified mosaic lines and spaces are consistent.

4.5. Surface is finished so that the face of tiles is flush and the surface is flat.

5. Fix mosaic to curved surfaces.

5.1. Extent of curve is established from site inspection.

5.2. Datum line is set out around wall.

5.3. Tiles are set out to determine design balance and to identify any cutting requirement.

5.4. Template is made to form the finished curve of the tiled surface.

5.5. Tile laying method is determined, and the location of the first tile is identified.

5.6. Render is mixed to specifications.

5.7. Substrate surfaces are rendered to specified thickness and finished to prepared template.

5.8. Mortar and/or adhesive is prepared to manufacturer specifications.

5.9. Tiles are fixed level, plumb, flush and square in accordance with specifications.

5.10. Horizontally laid tiles are set out to grid with perimeter tiles marked and cut to fit curve lines.

6. Fix mosaic to a circular column.

6.1. Surface is prepared and cleaned for render application.

6.2. Template is prepared for the diameter profile of column.

6.3. Render is mixed to specifications.

6.4. Render is applied to specified thickness and finished to prepared template.

6.5. Template is prepared for diameter profile of finished tiled face.

6.6. Mosaic sheet or tiles are fixed to column, maintaining an even spacing and plumb and level finish, to specification.

7. Grout tile face.

7.1. Tiled surface is cleaned free of dust and adhesive.

7.2. Oxides are selected and grout is mixed and applied to mosaic surface in accordance with manufacturer specifications and to meet job requirements.

7.3. Finished mosaic surface is cleaned and polished with dry cloth to specifications.

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCWF3006A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC31311 - Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling