This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply site investigation procedures and geological studies, through an understanding of engineering soils, major rock and mineral types, in accordance with AS 1726. This includes tests that are common to the behaviour of engineering soils, in accordance with AS 1289.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the associated performance criteria, including required skills and knowledge, and to be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. Specifically they must be able to: - Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range - Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills as described in this unit; - Demonstrate a representative body of performance criteria within a timeframe typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment; and - Demonstrate practical activities and tests that are common to site investigation, testing and engineering analysis of soils on more than one occasion and in different context. Testing must be done in accordance to the appropriate Australian Standard.

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