Day 3 tafeSA 1st Year Apprentices

Day 3

The ceiling today, internal corners, strips on the walls, some cornice and JSAs’ that is the plan.

Metal Trims 1st Coat
Not bad for a first time

After a review and some Peer & Self Assessment of the back wall, metal trims and flushing all good work and although differing standards the same end result for all just quicker in some cases, so yes I would say a success.

JSAs’ and Moodle next so this is a test of wills with tafeSA’s intranet & Internet connections


Why am I putting it off, they have seen the suite and viewed the site. I am so put off by the dramas to get them all logged on and signed up last years student login was a nightmare… Thursday… ahh… yes… Thursday… I’ll do it then..


8am I Theory session classroom I JSA I blank JSA I Group Activity 17 students into 5 groups Reporting back to class Tasks Only using blank forms I

Activity explanation

In groups discuss the tasks performed in the workplace as covered in the Diagnostic Assessment and practical completed so far (Days 1 & 2)

Completed tasks:

  • Manual handling of materials
  • Use of sharp “Stanley type” knives
  • Measuring and cutting plasterboard
  • Use of Cordless screw guns and Collated Guns
  • Use of Planks and Trestles
  • Fixing of plasterboard to timber stud work
  • Mixing Compounds
  • Using flushing tools and equipment
  • Flushing recess joints 1 st and 2nd coats
  • Cutting and fixing Metal Trims
  • Using tin snips
  • Site clean up
  • Disposal of waste material

These are to be covered in group discussions, the students may come up with others.

Analysing Risks – Leading students into the risks and analysing those risks using: Very unlikely, unlikely, likely, Very likely that an injury will occur.

What sort of risk or injury? – Serious risk and serious injury to possibilities of very low risks and slight injury.

Frequency – Discuss how often the tasks are to be performed, Very often, often seldom, once.

About wallandceiling

I currently design, create and administer over 180 Moodle online courses as part of a project in tafeSA with the BJIT Business Services Team. This project has highlighted a need for training in Moodle and how to implement and maintain courses online. I have been a lecturer in Wall & Ceiling Lining (Drywall for Americans) in Adelaide South Australia involved in the CPSISC validation of the CPC08 National Training packages and the CBA Program to build capacity in assessment through the use of Action Learning and Assessment for Learning principles.
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