MASONRY NC III – TESDA COURSE MODULE

TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR MASONRY NC III

The TESDA Course in MASONRY NC III consists of competencies that a person must achieve that will enable to perform basic tile setting, perform straight-to-finish concrete floor and rectify non-conforming concrete and masonry surfaces.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of Construction – Civil Works sub-sector.

A person who has achieved this qualification is competent to be:

  • Finishing Mason

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees or students who would like to enroll in this course should possess the following requirements:

  • Holder of Masonry NC II
  • Can communicate both orally and in writing
  • Physically fit

MASONRY NC III – COURSE QUALIFICATION

Course Title: MASONRY
Level: NC III
Nominal Training Duration :

Basic Competencies – 40 Hours
Common Competencies – 24 Hours
Core Competencies – 80 Hours

Total Duration: 144 Hours

This course is designed to provide the learner with knowledge, practical skills and attitude, applicable in performing work activities involve in performing basic tile setting, performing straight-to-finish floor concreting and rectify non-conforming concrete and masonry surfaces. This includes classroom learning activities and practical work in actual work site or simulation area.

Upon completion of the course, the learners are expected to demonstrate the above-mentioned competencies to be employed. To obtain this, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieve

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN MASONRY NC III

To obtain this course, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

This units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (80 Hours)
CON711320 Perform basic tile setting
CON711321 Perform straight-to-finish floor concreting
CON711322 Rectify non-conforming concrete and masonry surfaces
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (24 Hours)
CON931201 Prepare construction materials and tools
CON311201 Observe procedures, specifications and manuals of instruction
CON311202 Interpret technical drawings and plans
CON311203 Perform mensuration and calculations
CON311204 Maintain tools and equipment
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (40 Hours)
400311319 Lead workplace communication
400311320 Lead small teams
400311321 Apply critical thinking and problem solving techniques in the workplace
400311322 Work in a diverse environment
400311323 Propose methods of applying learning and innovation in the organization
400311324 Use information systematically
400311325 Evaluate occupational safety and health work practices
400311326 Evaluate environmental work practices
400311327 Facilitate entrepreneurial skills for micro-small-medium enterprises (MSMES)

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in MASONRY NC III. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Core competency units comprising the qualification in MASONRY NC III

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM BASIC TILE SETTING
UNIT CODE : CON711320

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required to productively install wall and floor tiles (30 cm x 30 cm maximum tile size).

  1. Plan and prepare for work
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Work instruction is secured and interpreted in line with job requirements.
    • Safety and quality requirements are identified in line with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and job specifications.
    • Materials, tools and equipment are identified and prepared in accordance with job requirements
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  2. Lay out tiling area
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Tiling area is cleared and cleaned according to standard operating procedures.
    • Area to be tiled is checked in line with job requirements.
    • Tiling area is laid out in line with approved working drawings
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  3. Install wall and floor tiles
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Waterproofing is applied to walls and floors according to specifications
    • Cement or tile adhesive is prepared and applied according to manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Tiles are prepared and installed according to specifications.
    • Joints are checked for straightness and surface for evenness.
    • Grout is mixed and applied according to manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Tiles are cleaned and polished to specifications, removing all dust from surface and joints.
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  4. Perform housekeeping
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
    • Excess/un-used materials are recovered and stockpiled according to company rules and procedures
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations(e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Tools and other materials are cleaned after use
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM STRAIGHT-TO FINISH FLOOR CONCRETING
UNIT CODE : CON711321

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required to productively place and finish floor concreting.

  1. Plan and prepare for work
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Work permit and instruction are secured and interpreted in line with job requirements.
    • Safety and quality requirements are identified in line with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and job specifications.
    • Materials, tools and equipment are identified and prepared in accordance with job requirements.
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  2. Place concrete
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Concrete is conveyed as per job requirements.
    • Concrete is deposited as near as possible to its final position. (at most 1.5 meter free drop height)
    • Concrete is consolidated as per job specifications.
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  3. Finish concrete surface
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Surface is screeded to desired grade.
    • Surface is rubbed (“buli”) in accordance with job requirements.
    • Surface is finished in accordance with job requirements
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  4. Perform Curing
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected and used according to job requirements.
    • Curing materials are prepared in accordance with job requirements.
    • Curing of concrete is performed based on job requirements.
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  5. Perform housekeeping
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
    • Excess/un-used materials are recovered and stockpiled according to company rules and procedures
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Tools and other materials are cleaned after use.
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : INSTALL EAVES OR SOFFITS FRAMES AND PANELS AND VENTS ASSEMBLY
UNIT CODE : CON711311

This unit covers the knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the installation of eaves or soffits frames and panels and vents assembly.

  1. Prepare materials, tools and equipment
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • List of materials, tools and equipment are secured according to job requirements
    • Materials, tools and equipment are selected, inspected and prepared consistent with job requirements.
    • Fabrication and staging area are prepared based on job requirements
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  2. Erect scaffolds
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Scaffold systems are erected and stability is ensured based on work requirements and safety standards
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  3. Layout eaves or soffits frames and panels and vents assembly elevation, and position of framing system
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
    • Exact location or elevation is marked for eaves or soffits frames and panels and vents assembly based on working drawing
    • Main framing layout is finalized based on job requirements
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations(e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  4. Fasten eaves or soffits frames, panels and vents
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
    • Frames and hangers are installed based on specifications and manufacturer’s recommendation
    • Installed frames are checked for squareness, levelness, plumpness and alignment
    • Panels are laid/fastened to frames based on working drawings, specifications and manufacturer’s recommendation
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations(e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on based on work schedule.
  5. Perform housekeeping
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards.
    • Excess/un-used materials are recovered and stockpiled according to company rules and procedures
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations(e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Tools and other materials are cleaned after use
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : RECTIFY NON-CONFORMING CONCRETE AND MASONRY SURFACES
UNIT CODE : CON711322

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required to to productively rectify non-conforming concrete and masonry surfaces.

  1. Identify defective concrete and masonry surfaces
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • Non-conforming concrete / masonry surfaces are identified, marked and reported to the immediate supervisor.
    • Prepare and select materials, tools and equipment needed for rectification work.
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  2. Correct non-conforming concrete / masonry surfaces
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in accordance with Rule 1080 of Occupational Safety and Health Standards
    • All defective concrete / masonry surfaces are prepared and/or cleaned in accordance to rectification procedure.
    • Materials needed are prepared and mixed in accordance with rectification procedure.
    • Rectification procedure is performed as per identified non-conformity.
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.
  3. Check repaired concrete and masonry surfaces
    • Final check is made to ensure that work conforms with instructions and job requirements
    • Immediate superior is informed upon completion of work.
    • Tools, equipment and any surplus resources and materials are checked, disposed and/or stores in accordance with established procedures.
    • Work area is cleaned according to safety and environmental regulations (e.g. PD 1152 Section 6, 8 & 42)
    • Required output is completed as specified by the immediate supervisor based on work schedule.

COMMON COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PREPARE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND TOOLS
UNIT CODE : CON931201

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying, requesting and receiving construction materials and tools in various workplace settings.

  1. Identify materials
    • Materials are identified as per job requirements
    • Quantity and description of materials conform with the job requirements
    • Tools and accessories are identified according to job requirements
  2. Prepare requisition of materials
    • Materials and tools needed are requested according to the identified requirements
    • Request is done as per company standard operating procedures (SOP)
    • Substitute materials and tools are provided without sacrificing cost and quality of work
  3. Receive and inspect materials
    • Materials and tools issued are inspected as per quantity and specification
    • Tools, accessories and materials are checked
    • Materials and tools are set aside to appropriate location

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : OBSERVE PROCEDURES, SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS OF INSTRUCTIONS
UNIT CODE : CON311201

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying, interpreting, applying services to specifications and manuals and storing manuals.

  1. Identify and access specification/manuals
    • Appropriate manuals are identified and accessed as per job requirements
    • Version and date of manual are checked to ensure that correct specification and procedures are identified
  2. Interpret manuals
    • Relevant sections, chapters of specifications/manuals are located in relation to the work to be conducted
    • Information and procedure in the manual are interpreted in accordance with industry practices
  3. Apply information in manual
    • Manual is interpreted according to job requirements
    • Work steps are correctly identified in accordance with manufacturer’s specification
    • Manual data are applied according to the given task
    • All correct sequencing and adjustments are interpreted in accordance with information contained on the manual or specifications
  4. Store manuals
    • Manual or specification is stored appropriately to prevent damage, ready access and updating of information when required in accordance with company requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWINGS AND PLANS
UNIT CODE : CON311202

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in analyzing and interpreting symbols, data and work plan based on the required performance standards.

  1. Analyze signs, symbols and data
    • Technical plans are obtained according to job requirements
    • Signs, symbols and data are identified according to job specifications
    • Signs symbols and data are determined according to classification or as appropriate in drawing
  2. Interpret technical drawings and plans
    • Necessary tools, materials and equipment are identified according to the plan
    • Supplies and materials are listed according to specifications
    • Components, assemblies or objects are recognized as required
    • Dimensions are identified as appropriate to the plan
    • Specification details are matched with existing/available resources and in line with job requirements
    • Work plan is drawn following the specifications
  3. Apply freehand sketching
    • Where applicable, correct freehand sketching is produced in accordance with the job requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PERFORM MENSURATIONS AND CALCULATIONS
UNIT CODE : CON311203

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying and measuring objects based on the required performance standards.

  1. Select measuring instruments
    • Object or component to be measured is identified, classified and interpreted according to the appropriate regular geometric shape
    • Measuring tools are selected/identified as per object to be measured or job requirements
    • Correct specifications are obtained from relevant sources
    • Appropriate measuring instruments are selected according to job requirements
    • Alternative measuring tools are used without sacrificing cost and quality of work
  2. Carry out measurements and calculations
    • Accurate measurements are obtained according to job requirements
    • Alternative measuring tools are used without sacrificing cost and quality of work
    • Calculation needed to complete work tasks are performed using the four basic process of addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (x) and division (/)
    • Calculations involving fractions, percentages and mixed numbers are used to complete workplace tasks
    • Numerical computation is self-checked and corrected for accuracy
    • Instruments are read to the limit of accuracy of the tool
    • Systems of measurement identified and converted according to job requirements/ISO
    • Workpieces are measured according to job requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : MAINTAIN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
UNIT CODE : CON311204

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on checking condition, performing preventive maintenance and storing of construction painting tools and equipment.

  1. Check condition of tools and equipment
    • Materials, tools and equipment are identified according to classification and job requirements
    • Non-functional tools and equipment are segregated and labeled according to classification
    • Safety of tools and equipment are observed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
    • Condition of PPE are checked in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  2. Perform basic preventive maintenance
    • Appropriate lubricants are identified according to types of equipment
    • Tools and equipment are lubricated according to preventive maintenance schedule or manufacturer’s specifications
    • Measuring instruments are checked and calibrated in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
    • Tools are cleaned and lubricated according to standard procedures
    • Defective instruments, equipment and accessories are inspected and replaced according to manufacturer’s specifications
    • Tools are inspected, repaired and replaced after use
    • Work place is cleaned and kept in safe state in line with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS)
  3. Store tools and equipment
    • Inventory of tools, instruments and equipment are conducted and recorded as per company practices
    • Tools and equipment are stored safely in appropriate locations in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications or company procedures

BASIC COMPETENCIES

LEAD WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION (400311319) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to lead in the effective dissemination and discussion of ideas, information, and issues in the workplace. This includes preparation of written communication materials.

  1. Communicate information about workplace processes
  2. Lead workplace discussions
  3. Identify and communicate issues arising in the workplace

LEAD SMALL TEAMS (400311320) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead small teams including setting, maintaining and monitoring team and individual performance standards.

  1. Provide team leadership
  2. Assign responsibilities
  3. Set performance expectations for team members
  4. Supervise team performance

APPLY CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLE – SOLVING TECHNIQUES IN THE WORKPACE (400311321) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to solve problems in the workplace including the application of problem solving techniques and to determine and resolve the root cause/s of specific problems in the workplace.

  1. Examine specific workplace challenges
  2. Analyze the causes of specific workplace challenges
  3. Formulate resolutions to specific workplace challenges
  4. Implement action plans and communicate results

WORK IN A DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT (400311322) – This unit covers the outcomes required to work effectively in a workplace characterized by diversity in terms of religions, beliefs, races, ethnicities and other differences.

  1. Develop an individual’s cultural awareness and sensitivity
  2. Work effectively in an environment that acknowledges and values cultural diversity
  3. Identify common issues in a multicultural and diverse environment

PROPOSE METHODS OF APPLYING LEARNING AND INNOVATION IN THE ORGANIZATION (400311323) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to assess general obstacles in the application of learning and innovation in the organization and to propose practical methods of such in addressing organizational challenges.

  1. Assess work procedures, processes and systems in terms of innovative practices
  2. Generate practical action plans for improving work procedures, processes
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed action plans

USE INFORMATION SYSTEMATICALLY (400311324) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to use technical information systems, apply information technology (IT) systems and edit, format & check information.

  1. Use technical information
  2. Apply information technology (IT)
  3. Edit, format and check information

EVALUATE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH WORK PRACTICES (400311325) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to interpret Occupational Safety and Health practices, set OSH work targets, and evaluate effectiveness of Occupational Safety and Health work instructions

  1. Identify OSH compliance requirements
  2. Prepare OSH requirements for compliance
  3. Perform tasks in accordance with relevant OSH policies and procedures

EVALUATE ENVIRONMENTAL WORK PRACTICES (400311326) – This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude to interpret environmental Issues, establish targets to evaluate environmental practices and evaluate effectiveness of environmental practices

  1. Interpret environmental practices, policies and procedures
  2. Establish targets to evaluate environmental practices
  3. Evaluate effectiveness of environmental practices

FACILITATE ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS FOR MICRO-SMALL-MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSMEs) (400311327) – This unit covers the outcomes required to build, operate and grow a micro/small-scale enterprise.

  1. Develop and maintain microsmall-medium enterprise (MSMEs) skills in the organization
  2. Establish and maintain clientbase/market
  3. Apply budgeting and financial management skills

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

  • Scaffolds – any temporary elevated platform (supported or suspended) and its supporting structure (including points of anchorage), used for supporting workers or materials or both
  • Platform – A raised level surface on which people or things can stand
  • Molding – Is a strip of material with various profiles used to cover transitions between surfaces or for decoration purposes
  • Ceiling Panels – are boards secured to a ceiling frame either by fastening or laying
  • Acoustical ceiling – Also called suspended ceiling, this type of ceiling uses inter-locking tee-runners and acoustically-designed panels
  • Framing system – A framing system that uses metal furrings and accessories or a grid of inter-locking tee-runners and accessories
  • Hangers – A wire, strap, or rod attached to an overhead structure, used to support the framework of a suspended ceiling
  • Scaffolds and Components – any temporary elevated platform including lateral and diagonal support, access and anchorage used for supporting workers or materials or both
  • Eaves or soffits frames – The framework that surrounds and supports the entire eave or soffit system
  • Vents assembly – Vents assembly includes a vent structure having a mounting portion securing the vent structure over the opening in an eaves or soffits
  • Hazards – An agent which has the potential to cause harm
    Surface – Pertains to the area where the laminate floors will be laid
  • Leveling compound – A chemical mixture used to smooth uneven concrete or wooden floors
  • Insulation – Serves as cushion or underlayment for the laminate flooring
  • Laminate floor – Is a multi-layer synthetic flooring product fused together with a lamination process. It simulates wood (or sometimes stone) with a photographic applique layer under a clear protective layer. The inner core layer is usually composed of melamine resin and fiber board materials
  • Parquet – This term is usually used to describe the most basic knowledge and skills needed to operate software products such as an operating system, a software application, or an automated Web design tool.
  • Computer literate – This term is usually used to describe the most basic knowledge and skills needed to operate software products such as an operating system, a software application, or an automated Web design tool.
  • 5S – The five in a 5S workplace organizational and housekeeping methodology refers to five steps – sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain.
  • 3Rs – The principle of reducing waste, reusing and recycling resources and products
    • Reduce – The waste management concept of reducing what is produced and what is consumed
    • Reuse – The waste management concept of reusing items, or re-purposing them for a use different than what they are intended for
    • Recycling – The waste management concept of transforming again into a raw material that can be shaped into a new item

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    Good morning. Do you have any courses on waterproofing?

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