This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to install primary ground support in Civil Construction.  This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

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: - locates and applies applicable legislation, documentation, policies and procedures; - implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of primary ground support installation; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete the installation of primary ground support that meets all of the required outcomes, and; - demonstrates completion of installing primary ground support that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - applying organisation, site requirements and procedures; - selecting and using relevant tools and equipment safely; - describing primary ground support systems and their installation techniques; - describing scaffolding and work platform installation; - interpreting engineering drawings; - identifying soil, sand, rock, clay, shale, gravel and silt types and characteristics; - identifying equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations; - applying and monitoring operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures; - applying site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities; - interpreting and complying with materials safety data sheets and materials handling methods; - project quality requirements; - civil construction terminology, and; - preparing and/or implementing JSA/JSEA/safe work method statements.

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