Carry out simple concreting and rendering

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform minor repairs and undertake minor concreting and rendering tasks.This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform minor repairs and undertake minor concreting and rendering tasks.


This unit of competency supports development of basic concreting skills needed for plumbing applications.

Site location for work application may be either domestic or commercial and may be a new work site or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained.

This unit of competency supports development of basic concreting skills needed for plumbing applications.

Site location for work application may be either domestic or commercial and may be a new work site or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare for work.


Job requirements are determined and various levels are obtained.


Safety (OHS) requirements associated with levelling activities and workplace environmental requirements are adhered to throughout the work.


Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to in accordance with workplace requirements.


Tools and equipment , including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.


Place concrete.


Concrete mixture is prepared to meet manufacturer requirements.


Formwork or excavation area is cleaned of excess material and debris prior to concrete placement.


Concrete is safely transported by an approved method.


Concrete is placed in formwork or placement site to specified depth ensuring all cavities are filled.


Concrete is screeded to the alignment of formwork and project specified datums.


Surface of concrete is finished according to specifications.


Place rendering.


Render mixture is prepared to meet manufacturer requirements.


Render is safely transported by an approved method.


Render is applied in the required location.


Surface of render is finished in accordance with specifications.


Clean up.


Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or recycled in accordance with state or territory statutory and regulatory authority legislation and workplace procedures.


Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.


Information is accessed and documentation completed in accordance with workplace requirements.

Required Skills

Required skills

Required skills for this unit are:

communication skills to:

contributing to workplace responsibilities, such as current work site environmental or sustainability frameworks, or management systems

evaluating own actions and making judgements about performance and necessary improvements

identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials

organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work

recognising procedures

responding to change

teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

technological skills to:

complete workplace documentation

enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand

follow instructions

report hazards

use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals

use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

access and understand site-specific instructions in a variety of media

use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio.

Required knowledge

Required knowledge for this unit is:

basic levelling techniques

categories of materials and their safe handling, storage and transport requirements

concrete and plastering materials

concreting and plastering techniques

job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements

material safety data sheets (MSDS)

OHS and environmental legislation and requirements

plans, drawings and specifications

processes for the calculation of material requirements

simple formwork and reinforcing componentry

types of waste and their disposal, including an awareness only of the requirements for asbestos handling and disposal

workplace safety requirements.

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment providing that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate plumbing and services workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:

locating, interpreting and applying relevant information, standards and specifications as required to carry out concreting and rendering to a simple form

applying safety requirements throughout the work sequence, including the use of personal protective clothing and equipment

as a minimum the ability to, given the plans and specifications, carry out one of the following:

all activities carried out should ensure:

bench an access chamber

install thrust blocks

pipe penetration through a floor or wall

place concrete as required within AS/NZS3500 National plumbing and drainage set: Part 1.2 Water supply - acceptable solutions

pour a concrete slab up to 600mm square

repair concrete up to 600mm square

repair pipe chases in a brick wall

correct identification of location, design and details of proposed tasks

correct selection and use of appropriate processes, tools and equipment

completing all work to plans and specification

compliance with regulations, standards and organisational quality procedures and processes

communicating and working effectively and safely with others.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context.

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards' requirements.

Resource implications for assessment include:

an induction procedure and requirement

realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the mandatory task requirements

relevant specifications and work instructions

tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices

support materials appropriate to activity

workplace instructions relating to safe working practices and addressing hazards and emergencies

material safety data sheets

research resources, including industry related systems information.

Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.

Method of assessment

Assessment methods must:

satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Integrated Framework Training Package

include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions, with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application

reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles

confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments.

Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that:

competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace

where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice, with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the person's demonstrated ability and applied knowledge

all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary evidence.

Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.

Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties, such as existing supervisors, team leaders or specialist training staff.

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with state and territory legislation and regulations and may include:

handling of materials

hazard control

hazardous materials and substances

personal protective clothing and equipment prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices

use of firefighting equipment

use of first aid equipment

use of tools and equipment

workplace environment and safety.

Environmental requirements cover water quality management and may include:

clean-up protection

stormwater protection

waste management.

Quality assurance includes:

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

internal company quality assurance policy and risk management strategy

International Standards Organisation

site safety plan

workplace operations and procedures.

Tools and equipment may include:


bull floats

edging tools

hand floats (steel and wood)



stipple devices


wheel barrows.

Statutory and regulatory authorities shall include:

state or territory statutory authority

statutory plumbing authority.

Information includes:

charts and hand drawings

diagrams or sketches

instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel

job drawings

manufacturer specifications and instructions

material safety data sheets (MSDS)


organisation work specifications and requirements

regulatory and legislative requirements, particularly those pertaining to:

relevant Australian standards

safe work procedures relating to handling and storing plumbing materials, including the disposal of waste


verbal, written and graphical instructions

work bulletins

work schedules, plans and specifications.

building codes

OHS and environmental requirements

plumbing and gasfitting authority regulations


Plumbing and services

Plumbing and services

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

This unit contains employability skills.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.