This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations.  This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.  Where equipment being assessed requires the fitting and removal of attachments to be demonstrated an integrated tool carrier unit should be used.

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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 civil construction wheeled front end loader operations; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete civil construction wheeled front end loader operations that meet all of the required outcomes, and; - demonstrates completion of civil construction wheeled front end loader operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on at least one (1) occasion.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - ground conditions; - isolation procedures; - equipment processes, technical capability and limitations; - preparation for fire/accident/emergency; - signs of operator fatigue and how it should be managed; - drawings and sketches; - site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities; - civil construction terminology; - project quality requirements; - basic principles of soil technology and soil compaction for civil works; - basic earthworks calculations; - civil construction activity sequences of road construction, earthworks and drainage; - vehicle refuelling requirements and procedures; - methods for calculating safe working loads; - operational, maintenance and basic diagnostics, and; - housekeeping activities.

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