RIIHAN308F - Load and unload plant

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Unit code: RIIHAN308F | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to load and unload plant.  This unit applies to those working in site-based roles.

Prior to performing this activity, skills and knowledge should be developed for the individual plant. This can be achieved through completing the equivalent operator unit or being assisted by someone who has this knowledge. Refer to the Implementation Guide for further details.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories and industry sectors, and must be sourced from state jurisdictions prior to applying this unit.


For Melbourne campuses

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:

  • displaying signage and erecting barriers to isolate work site;
  • calculating volume and weight of loads;
  • placing and securing loading and unloading aids;
  • moving plant onto and off trailer or float, halting at designated position;
  • securing plant to trailer or float;
  • slackening securing devices and removing in a safe sequence, and;
  • stowing loading aids.

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.

As part of a course

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