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Use carpentry tools and equipment
|Unit Descriptor||This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely select and use carpentry tools and equipment. It includes hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, plant and equipment.|
|1 . Plan and prepare.||
|2 . Identify and select hand, power and pneumatic tools.||
|3 . Use tools.||
|4 . Identify, select and use plant and equipment.||
|5 . Clean up.||
|Key Competency||Examples of Application||Performance|
|How can information be collected, analysed and organised?|
|How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?|
|How are activities planned and organised?|
|How are problem solving skills applied?|
|How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?|
|How is use of technology applied?|
|How is team work used within this competency?|
diagrams or sketches
instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel
manufacturer specifications and instructions where specified
organisation work specifications and requirements
plans and specifications
regulatory and legislative requirements pertaining to using carpentry tools and equipment
relevant Australian standards
safe work procedures related to using carpentry tools and equipment
verbal or written and graphical instructions
Planning and preparation include:
work site inspection
equipment defect identification
assessment of conditions and hazards
determination of work requirements.
Safety (OHS) is to be in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice, organisational safety policies and procedures, and project safety plan and may include:
emergency procedures, including emergency shutdown and stopping, extinguishing fires, organisational first aid requirements and evacuation
handling of materials
hazardous materials and substances
safe operating procedures, including the conduct of operational risk assessment and treatments associated with:
earth leakage boxes
power cables, including overhead service trays, cables and conduits
restricted access barriers
work site visitors and the public
working at heights
working in confined spaces
working in proximity to others
working with dangerous materials
organisational first aid
personal protective clothing and equipment prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices
use of firefighting equipment
use of tools and equipment
workplace environment and safety.
Plant and equipment include:
240v power supplied
hand held or small single person operated equipment
Quality requirements include relevant regulations, including:
internal company quality policy and standards
manufacturer specifications, where specified
workplace operations and procedures.
concrete masonry units
paints and sealants
plaster or fibre cement sheeting
reconstituted timber products
structural steel sections and components
Environmental requirements include:
noise and dust
Statutory and regulatory authorities include:
federal, state and local authorities administering applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.
Hand, power and pneumatic tools include:
cutting, planing, boring and shaping
fixing, fastening and percussion tools
setting out, marking out and levelling tools
power tools (portable and static):
electrical and pneumatic operated tools
gas driven tools
Overview of assessment
This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction 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 the ability to:
locate, interpret and apply relevant information, standards and specifications
comply with site safety plan and OHS legislation, regulations and codes of practice applicable to workplace operations
comply with organisational policies and procedures, including quality requirements
safely and effectively use tools, plant and equipment
communicate and work effectively and safely with others
identify and select hand tools for given tasks
safely use and maintain a minimum of rules, tapes, squares, hammers, hand saws, hand plane and chisels for given tasks
identify power and pneumatic tools for a given task
safely use and maintain a minimum of a power saw, electric plane, impact power drill, nail gun and compressor for given tasks, with maintenance including grinding and sharpening of a hand plane, chisel, a hand saw and one non-tungsten tip power saw blade.
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 work 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.