This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to apply principles of maintenance of Civil construction. It is appropriate for those working in supervisory or technical specialists roles. No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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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 relevant legislation, documentation, policies and procedures; - implements appropriate procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient supervision of civil structures maintenance tasks including: - calculate quantities for the execution of tasks, and; - interpret civil concrete structures construction materials properties and test results; - works effectively with others to plan, prepare and conduct civil structure maintenance tasks; - provides clear and timely instruction and supervision using a range of communication techniques to those involved in maintenance tasks civil structures; - prepares for and conducts briefings, toolbox and site meeting; - maintains clear and legible written records and the reporting systems including: - preparing and presenting job reports; - preparing and maintaining of log books and diaries; - demonstrates completion of principles of maintenance of civil structures that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including: - provide recommendations for the improvement of the safe, effective and efficient execution of civil structures maintenance tasks including: - interpreting project contract specification requirements; - applying procedures to problem solve; - making decisions for activity, and; - carrying out continuous improvement in meeting task outcomes.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - organisational, client and site operational requirements; - relationship between various areas of civil works; - team leadership techniques; - works planning techniques; - carrying out civil structures maintenance monitoring methods; - engineering survey principles; - materials quality and delivery requirements and procedures; - mentoring techniques; - estimating principles; - civil works construction sequencing; - civil structures maintenance and related activities terminology; - set out requirements and procedures; - pavement drainage requirements; - works planning techniques, and; - monitoring methods.

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