Course Title: Construct advanced roofs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3320 Certificate III in Carpentry

Course Title: Construct advanced roofs

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan, prepare, set out and construct pitched roofs on irregular plan building shapes which may have skewed, splayed or hexagonal ends. It includes such roofs that include dormer windows and may be of gable, hip, hip and valley, or combinations of these that are applied to different types and styles of buildings.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Construct pitched roofs


Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCCA3009B Construct advanced roofs


1. Plan and prepare

2. Set out and prepare members for roof erection.

3. Install roof support.

4. Clean up.

Learning Outcomes


 Chapter Reference

 Content reference

 Relevant Worksheets and Questions (by chapter)

  1. Plan and prepare

Chapter 3: Construct advanced roofs

Basic principles of roofing

Student activity 3.1 – Revision of basic principles of roofing

  1. Set out and prepare members for roof erection.

Chapter 3: Construct advanced roofs

Gambrel (Dutch gable) roofs

Jerkin head roofs

Skewed gables

Oblique hips

Unequal pitched roofs

Student activity 3.2 – Researching gambrel (Dutch gable) roofs

Student activity 3.3 – Researching jerkin head roofs

Worksheet 1 – Q1–3

Worksheet 2 – Q1–4

Student activity 3.4 – Researching skewed gable roofs

Student activity 3.5 – Researching oblique hip roofs

Worksheet 3 – Q1–4

Worksheet 4 – Q1–3

  1. Install roof support

Chapter 3: Construct advanced roofs

As per above

Purlins and struts

As per above elements

  1. Clean up.

Chapter 10: Constructing a pitched roof



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.