This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and job specifications in civil construction, including recognising amendments and commonly used symbols and abbreviations. It involves locating and identifying key features on site plans and reading and interpreting job plan specifications.It applies to those working in operational roles. They generally work under supervision to undertake a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures and take some responsibility for the quality of work outcomes.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, incl 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:
* read and interpret plans and job specifications on at least two occasions, including:
* identifying key features on site plans
* recognising clear discrepancies and verifications between the documents (map, plan, specifications) and the actual site and taking action to correct
* gaining access to sites and identifying symbols, abbreviations, services, main features, contours and datum.
* During the above, the candidate must:
* locate and apply required documentation, policies and procedures
* implement the requirements, procedures and techniques to read and interpret plans and specifications
* work with others to read and interpret plans and specifications that meets required outcomes, including:
* communicating with others to receive and clarify work instructions
* using communications techniques and equipment
* complying with reporting requirements and procedures.
The qualified trainer and assessor will advise students of class notes, reading materials produced by VU Polytechnic and further support via VU Polytechnic e-learning system and/or in person.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):