Project: Brick and Block / Stonemasonry

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In light of the AISC February 2020 directive the Construction IRC sought feedback on the proposed dimensions for assessment of the following three units:

  • CPCCBL3002 Carry out masonry veneer construction
  • CPCCBL3003 Carry out cavity brick construction and 
  • CPCCBL3013 Construct masonry structural systems

Thank you to all who participated by sending through detailed feedback.

The Construction Industry Reference Committee (IRC) held a meeting on April 28th and consideration of this matter was on the agenda.

All the feedback received was presented to the IRC to inform their deliberations. The matter was discussed at length and variations to the proposed dimensions were considered.

The IRC agreed that safety issues are well covered by the proposed units with each unit having CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry as a prerequisite, performance criteria and the knowledge evidence of each unit incorporating WHS features.

It was deemed that the dimensions are specified for assessment purposes, not specifically training and that RTOs can make arrangements for the candidate to be assessed at their workplace rather than at their learning institute. This is supported by the statement in the assessment conditions, which states; “This unit must be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation reflecting workplace conditions”. 

The size of walls being constructed at the RTO for training purposes can be contextualised according to the stage of training that the candidate has reached.

In conclusion the IRC will be recommending to the AISC that the proposed units of competency remain unchanged. 

Thank you again for taking the time to provide considered and detailed feedback.

What happens next

The Construction Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will be working with stakeholders to resolve the matters raised by the Australian Industry Skills Committee in order to action implementation of Release 5 of the CPC Training Package as soon as possible.

Release 5 will then be forwarded to the COAG Industry and Skills Council for final endorsement. The approved components will be published on the National Register and companion volumes will be published on VETNet.

The timeframe for this resolution is presently unknown.

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Case for Endorsement - Bricklaying and Blocklaying and Stonemasonry
CPC32320 Certificate III in Stonemasonry
CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and blocklaying
Credit Arrangements CPC32320 Certificate III in Stonemasonry
Credit Arrangements CPC33020 Certificate III in Bricklaying and Blocklaying
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