Home - CPC08 - CPCCCA3022A
Install curtain walling
|Unit Descriptor||This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to fit and fix curtain walling facades to multi-storey structures to provide external cladding of structural steel or reinforced concrete. It includes fabricated frameworks with metal cladding, fabricated framework with glass panels, pre-cast concrete panels, and manufactured and natural stone products in or on the structure.|
|1 . Plan and prepare.||
|2 . Prepare site for installation.||
|3 . Install curtain walling.||
|4 . Seal curtain walling.||
|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 installing curtain walling
relevant Australian standards
safe work procedures related to installing curtain walling
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 state or territory legislation, regulations, codes of practice, organisational safety policies and procedures, and project safety plan and ma
emergency procedures, including 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 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.
Tools and equipment include:
explosive power tools
fall arrest systems
measuring tapes and rules
Quality requirements include relevant regulations, including:
internal company quality policy and standards
manufacturer specifications, where specified
workplace operations and procedures.
curtain wall components and combinations thereof.
Environmental requirements include:
noise and dust
Statutory and regulatory authorities include:
federal, state and local authorities administering applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.
Curtain wall installation includes:
fabricated framework with glass panels
fabricated framework with metal cladding
manufactured and natural stone products
pre-cast concrete panels
types of structural frames, including structural steel, in situ reinforced concrete and pre-cast concrete.
Support plant and equipment includes:
elevated work platforms
hoses and fittings
Curtain wall fixing includes:
fixing brackets to steelwork
installing masonry anchors
trimming concrete surfaces for flatness.
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, OHS regulations and state and territory legislation applicable to workplace operations
comply with organisational policies and procedures, including quality requirements
safely and effectively use tools and equipment
communicate and work effectively and safely with others
complete external surface preparation to receive fixings that are checked for conformity with tolerances for plumb and line
install check, place, fix and seal sections of curtain walling for a multi-storey project.
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.