This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to conduct road pavement construction in Civil Construction. This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

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Unit details

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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 documentation, policies and procedures; - implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of road pavement construction; - identifying, addressing and reporting environmental issues and ground conditions works effectively with others to undertake and complete the road pavement construction that meets all of the required outcomes; - demonstrates completion of conducting road pavement construction that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including: - construction of a road pavement to drawing and specifications; - setting out sub-base/base to requirements; - placing and spreading materials by determining layer depth for spreading materials; - informing plant operators accordingly; - providing directions to trucks specifying method of dispatching for load placement; - checking moisture content of materials and adjusting uniformly; - assessing road pavement laying to ensure specified heights and the overall dimensions are achieved compacting materials correctly; - clearing work area and disposing of, recycling or storing materials, and; - cleaning, checking, maintaining and storing plant, tools and equipment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - accessing, interpreting and applying organisation and site requirements and procedures for: - identifying and managing risks; - identifying, addressing and reporting environmental issues; - setting up work activity; - site isolation, signage, erecting barriers and traffic control; - work health and safety; - managing waste; - selecting and checking for faults, tools and equipment to carry out tasks; - compaction standards and testing requirements; - general plant operations and capabilities; - carrying out work to specifications, and; - applying effective techniques for road pavement construction.

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