Install basic masonry structures

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 SIFBGM004A, 'Install basic masonry structures'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Plan work.


Liaise with appropriate staff to identify and confirm work requirements.


Identify and select tools and equipment according to drawings and specifications.


Check tools and equipment for serviceability and report faults according to workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.


Identify, prepare and use personal protective equipment according to workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.


Identify safety hazards and take corrective action according to workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.


Select and prepare materials.


Select concrete masonry according to quality requirements and job specifications.


Prepare concrete masonry for cutting and trimming.


Select materials for mortar according to job specifications.


Mix mortar according to job specifications and transport to job location.


Finalise adjustments to materials according to specifications.


Lay masonry.


Apply mortar evenly to job and set out.


Lay masonry to line, level, plumb and specified bond pattern and cornering.


Complete masonry work according to job drawings and specifications.


Erect scaffolding according to job requirements and relevant legislation.


Finish joints and brush down face work.


Install reinforcement to masonry.


Place and lay reinforcement with bed joints according to job specifications.


Place steel rods for vertical reinforcement to hollow work in locations according to job specifications.


Carry out jointing or splicing of reinforcing according to engineer specifications.


Mix, place and compact concrete or mortar to hollow block work according to job specifications.


Clean up site.


Remove waste according to workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.


Clear area according to workplace policies and procedures, and relevant legislation.


Clean, maintain and store tools and equipment according to workplace policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIFBGM004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF30208 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance