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

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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 documentation, policies and procedures; - implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of tractor operations; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete tractor operations that meet all of the required outcomes; - demonstrates completion of conducting tractor operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion, and; - fitting and removing at least three (3) attachments selected from the following: a front blade; forklift; slasher; mower; auger; drag broom; power broom; loading platform; rotary hoe; concrete mixer; spraying equipment; disc plough.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identifying, interpreting ground conditions; - communicating and performing isolation procedures; - identifying equipment processes, technical capability and limitations; - being prepared for fire/accident/emergency; - identifying signs of operator fatigue and how it should be managed; - interpreting drawings and sketches; - identifying site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities; - using civil construction terminology; - complying with project quality requirements; - applying operational, maintenance and basic diagnostics, and; - completing housekeeping activities.

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