Course Title: Erect roof trusses

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3320 Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Title: Erect roof trusses

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out and install timber flooring systems to support imposed loads. It includes application in brick veneer, full masonry and timber frame construction.

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:

CPCCCA3006B Erect roof trusses


1 Plan and prepare.

2 Erect roof trusses.

3 Clean up.

Learning Outcomes


Chapter reference

Content reference

Relevant worksheets and questions (by chapter)

  1. Plan and prepare.

Chapter 11: Erecting roof trusses

Definitions, functions and design principles (including sub-headings)

Types of trusses (including sub-headings)

Methods of construction

Student activity 11.1 – Roof trusses

Student activity 11.2 – Research exercise

Worksheet 1 – Q1–2, 4, 9–10

Student activity 11.6 – Roof calculations

  1. Erect roof trusses.

Chapter 11: Erecting roof trusses

Methods of construction (including sub-headings)

Student activity 11.3 – Drawing exercise

Student activity 11.4 – Safe work method exercise and questions

Student activity 11.5 – Trusses, trimming and bracing

Worksheet 1 – Q3, 5–7, 11–12

  1. Clean up.

Chapter 11: Erecting roof trusses

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.