Assessor Resource

Apply and finish sprayed concrete

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: March 2019

This unit of competency applies to applying and finishing sprayed concrete to a variety of surfaces where conventional concreting methods may not be applied.

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to apply and finish concrete using dry or wet spray to a variety of surfaces to develop retaining structures.

The unit includes pumping concrete at high velocity to a given structure. It may also include working with others and as a member of a team.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)



Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed by performing a range of tasks in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

A person should demonstrate the ability to:

apply and finish wet and dry spraying concreting methods to at least two projects for a minimum of 10 square metres each, to job specifications

locate, interpret and apply relevant information, standards and specifications relating to applying and finishing sprayed concrete

comply with site safety plans and procedures

comply with organisational policies and procedures relating to applying and finishing sprayed concrete while maintaining quality requirements outlined in job specifications

safely and effectively operate and use plant, tools and equipment required to apply and finish sprayed concrete

communicate and work effectively and safely with others.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment of this unit:

must be in the context of the work environment

may be conducted in an off-site context, provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of workplace performance, including task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills

must meet relevant compliance requirements.

Resource implications for assessment include:

an induction procedure and requirement

realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the mandatory task requirements

tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices

support materials appropriate to activity

workplace instructions relating to safe work practices and addressing hazards and emergencies

safety data sheets.

Method of assessment

Assessment for this unit must verify the practical application of the required skills and knowledge, using a combination of the following methods:

direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions

questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application.

Guidance information for assessment

This unit could be assessed on its own or in combination with other units relevant to the job function.

Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required. This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources, and the provision of appropriate assessment support.

Assessment processes and techniques should, as far as is practical, take into account the language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed.

Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

learning skills to:

evaluate own actions and make judgments about performance and necessary improvements

respond to change, such as differences in work site, and environmental and quality requirements

numeracy skills to:

check levels of lubricants in tools

calculate and confirm correct quantities of materials for work tasks

oral communication skills to:

enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, and share information

report work site hazards to appropriate personnel, including faults in tools, equipment or materials

use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

reading skills to:

interpret documentation, including drawings and specifications

understand written instructions, procedures and signage

interpret manufacturer instructions for safely handling tools and equipment

writing skills to complete equipment fault forms

Required knowledge

types, characteristics, uses and limitations of plant, tools and equipment used when applying and finishing sprayed concrete

types, location and usage of relevant safety information:

job safety analyses (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS)

safety data sheets (SDS)

safety manuals and instructions for plant, tools and equipment


environmental and work site safety plans

principles of concreting, including:

concrete placement

concrete spray finishing techniques

curing practices and durations

general construction terminology

processes for material storage and environmentally friendly waste management

processes for calculating material requirements

quality requirements, including specified finishes

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Work health and safety requirements must comply with to state and territory legislation and regulations and project safety plan, and may include:

assistance of others or the use of manual or mechanical lifting devices with handling activities where size, weight or other issues, such as disability, are a factor

emergency procedures, including extinguishing fires, organisational first aid requirements, and evacuation procedures

hazard control

hazardous materials and substances

personal protective equipment (PPE) prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices

safe operating procedures, including the conduct of operational risk assessment and treatments associated with:

earth leakage boxes


power cables, including overhead service trays, cables and conduits

restricted access barriers

surrounding structures

traffic control

trip hazards

work site visitors and the public

working at heights

working in confined spaces

working in proximity to others

working outdoors in warm climates

use of firefighting equipment

use of tools and equipment

workplace environmental requirements and safety.

Information may include:

instructions issued by authorised organisational and external personnel


regulatory and legislative requirements relating to spray finished concreting

relevant Australian standards

safe work procedures relating to spray finished concreting

safety data sheets


verbal, written and diagrammatic instructions, including manufacturer specifications and instructions where specified

work bulletins

work schedules, plans and specifications.

Planning and preparation must include:

assessing conditions and hazards

determining work requirements and safety plans and procedures

identifying and rectifying equipment defects

inspecting work sites.

Tools and equipment mayinclude:

compressed air delivery systems

normal concreting tools

portable water supply


steel floats

transport pipes

wood floats.

Quality requirements must include:

internal organisational quality policy and standards

manufacturer specifications where specified

relevant regulations and Australian standards

workplace operations and procedures.

Materials may include:




curing compounds

fibres or steel reinforcement

pre-bagged materials

ready mix materials to a specific design application

site batching.

Environmental requirements may include:

clean-up management

dust and noise control

stormwater management

vibration management

waste management.

Wet spray method may include:

large scale projects

vertical sections devoid of formwork shuttering.

Dry spray method may include:

dense compact repairs

intricate work

overhead repairs.

Concrete surfaces where spray methods may be applied include:

barrel vaulting


canal linings

diaphragm walls

drainage channels


piled wall facings


shell roofs and domes

silo structures

swimming pools

tunnel linings


water towers.

Sprayed concrete may be installed to formwork or non-rigid formwork to maximise adhesion, such as:

expanded metal reinforcement


other backgrounds.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Work instructions, work health and safety (WHS) requirements and other information relevant to the work are identified, confirmed and applied for planning and preparation purposes. 
Plant, tools and equipment consistent with job requirements are selected and checked for serviceability, and faults are rectified and reported before work begins. 
Material quantity requirements are identified and calculated according to plans, specifications and quality requirements. 
Materials appropriate to the work application are obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use. 
Environmental requirements are identified for the project according to environmental plans and regulatory requirements. 


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