CPCCCM2002 - Carry out hand excavation

    Unit code: CPCCCM2002 | Study level: TAFE
    CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to undertake hand excavation tasks to form excavations for footings and the provision of services.
    The unit is suitable for those with basic skills and knowledge undertaking routine work tasks under the direction of more experienced workers.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.


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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:

    • a candidate must satisfy all the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit by excavating, by hand, a 3 metre trench with a right angle, .5 metres deep and .5 metres wide.

    All work must be performed to the standard required in the workplace and must comply with laws and regulations, the National Construction Code (NCC), Australian Standards, work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements, workplace requirements, drawings and specifications.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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