V.E.T - Construction
- Construction (VET)
This course is for students who wish to work in the construction industry.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain a range of skills and knowledge suitable for employment in the general construction industry.
This course comprises 6 compulsory units of competency and an elective pool containing 11 units of competency.
Main Topics Covered
The compulsory units of competency represent the basic skills, knowledge and attitudes required by all workers within the construction industry. These compulsory units of competency focus on developing the skills required to work effectively within the industry. The compulsory units of competency specifically address work, health and safety procedures, industry awareness, communicating with others, measuring and calculating, handling construction tools and materials, reading and interpreting plans and basic levelling procedures.
The electives available in the course complement these competencies by providing a range of practical and technical skills.
The Elective units available are:
· Work safely in the construction industry
· Handle carpentry materials
· Erect and dismantle formwork for footings and slabs on the ground
· Carry out concreting to simple form
· Apply basic levelling procedures
· Handle construction materials
· Use carpentry tools and equipment
· Handle wall and floor tiling materials
· Use wall and floor tiling tools and equipment
· Handle brick and blocklaying materials
· Use brick and blocklaying tools and equipment
This is a competency-based course. This means that students work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described in each unit of competency. To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate to a qualified assessor that they can effectively carry out the various tasks and combinations of tasks listed to the standard required in a construction environment. There is no mark awarded in competency-based assessment. Students are assessed as either ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’.