This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct patching operations in civil construction.
It applies to those working in operational roles. The individual is generally a skilled operator and may provide theoretical advice and support a team.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: *conduct patching operations on at least two occasions, including: *completing patching operations for a minimum of 20m2 of road surface defects by loading and mixing the specified materials and patching the damaged areas to specification. *During the above, the candidate must: -locate and apply legislation, documentation, policies and procedures required for conducting patching operations *work with others to undertake and conduct patching operations that meet all of the required outcomes, including: -organising work activities to meet all task requirements -communicating with others to receive and clarify work instructions -using a range of communication techniques and systems -using signage to advise others of work activity and exclusion zone -complete all records of patching work undertaken and materials used for each site -clean, check, perform maintenance on and store equipment Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *on site processes and responsibilities relating to site isolation and traffic control *processes for calculating material requirements and application rates *safety data sheet (SDS) compliance processes *key components of job safety analyses (JSAs)/job safety environmental analyses (JSEAs)/safe work method statements (SWMSs) *key legislation for conducting patching operations *key policies, procedures and established requirements for conducting patching operations, including those for: -site and equipment safety -work quality -bitumen patching -identifying pavement defects -establishing exclusion zones -housekeeping -operating and maintaining equipment -environmental protection, including waste disposal and recycling *key factors affecting work activities described in performance evidence above, including: -characteristics of bituminous materials -aggregate properties and conformance -equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations

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