Course Title: Construct wall frames

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3320 Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Title: Construct wall frames

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Important Information:


Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out, construct and erect load bearing and non-load bearing wall frames for the different types of loadings determined by the roof top and bracing configuration. It includes set out, cutting and fabrication of both timber and metal wall frames, and the erection, connection and bracing of wall frames to specifications.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCCA3004A Construct wall frames


1. Plan and prepare.

2. Construct wall frames.

3. Clean up.

Learning Outcomes


Chapter reference

Content reference

Relevant worksheets and questions (by chapter)




Student activity 8.1 – Research activity


1. Plan and prepare.

Chapter 8: Constructing wall frames

Installing wall framing (see

under sub-heading ‘Planning and quantities measurement’)

Student activity 8.2 – Wall frames Worksheet 1 Task

Student activity 8.3 Framing




2. Construct wall frames.



Chapter 8: Constructing wall frames



Installing wall framing (see under sub-heading ‘Constructing wall frames’)

Student activity 8.4 – Drawing exercise Student activity 8.5 – Assembling frames

Student activity 8.6 – Standing, bracing and joining frames


Worksheet 2 – Q1–14


3. Clean up.

Chapter 8: Constructing wall



Cleaning up

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.