This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake hand excavation tasks and excavations requiring the assistance of plant machinery to form excavations for footings, and the provision of services. It includes excavation to new and existing sites, and new services or the diversion of existing services.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Other
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCCCM2002A

Prerequisites

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

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to: assist machine operator; determine requirements; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow instructions; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; drawings and specifications; - report faults; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - identifying and accurately reporting to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and make calculations; - organisational skills, including the ability to plan and set out work; - teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities, and; - use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio and mobile phones; voice and hand signals to access and understand site-specific instructions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - commonly used in-ground services and identification by relevant markers; - construction terminology; - excavation materials; - excavation techniques; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements; - material safety data sheets (MSDS); - materials storage and environmentally friendly waste management; - plans, specifications and drawings; - processes for the calculation of material requirements; - quality requirements; - regulatory requirements for excavation support for safe access; - safe work with common plant used on construction industry sites; - types, characteristics, uses and limitations of tools and equipment, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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