This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction grader 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 grader operations; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete grader operations that meet all of the required outcomes, and; - demonstrates completion of civil construction grader operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meet all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion.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 basic principles of soil technology and soil compaction for civil works; - using basic earthworks calculations; - using civil construction activity sequences of road construction, earthworks and drainage; - using methods for calculating safe working loads; - applying operational, maintenance and basic diagnostics; - completing housekeeping activities, and; - use machine guidance system and laser levelling equipment.

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