This unit develops a participant's skills and knowledge required to drain and dewater civil construction sites in Civil construction. This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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 relevant documentation, policies and procedures; - implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of the draining and dewatering of a civil construction site: - selecting and using the required tools and equipment; - interpreting and applying work instructions; - draining surface water; - constructing sumps and wells and removing water; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete the draining and dewatering of civil construction sites that meets all of the required outcomes; - using a range of communication techniques to convey information to others; - maintaining written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures; - demonstrates completion of draining and dewatering civil construction sites that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including: - dewatering a trench or pit using at least one type of pump; - establishing sedimentation controls; - constructing a sump; - installing surface or submersible pumps; - pumping and dispersing water, and; - draining surface water from a site using surface drains.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identifying and applying operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures; - identifying and complying with construction principles; - interpreting engineering drawings; - identifying equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations; - identifying and complying with site isolation and traffic control responsibilities, and; - using and interpreting civil construction terminology.

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