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RIICWD531A
Prepare detailed design of subsurface drainage

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: October 2018


This unit requires the identification of design inputs, production of calculations, drawings, design options and solutions and specifications required for the completion of subsurface drainage works, it does not include the certification of the design. This unit is appropriate for those working in a management role or as a technical specialist, for the completion of the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage within:

Civil construction

This unit covers the completion of the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage in Civil Construction. It includes the preparation and planning for the detailed design, undertaking of the detailed design, finalisation of the detailed design processes and supporting the application of the detailed design.

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Prerequisites

Not applicable.


Co-Requisites

Not applicable.


Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.




Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

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

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

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to worksite operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:

knowledge of the requirements, procedures and instructions for the completion of the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage

implementation of procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage

the identification of the relevant information and scope of the work required to meet the required outcomes

the identification of viable options and the selection of the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage that best meet the required outcomes

working with others to undertake and complete the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage

consistent successful completion of the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This unit must be assessed in the context of the work environment. Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated environment 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.

The assessment environment should not disadvantage the participant. For example, language, literacy and numeracy demands of assessment should not be greater than those required on the job.

Customisation of assessment and delivery environment to sensitively accommodate cultural diversity.

Aboriginal people and other people from a non English speaking background may have second language issues.

Assessment of this competency requires typical resources normally used in a civil works environment. Selection and use of resources for particular worksites may differ due to site circumstances.

Where applicable, physical resources should include equipment modified for people with disabilities.

Access must be provided to appropriate learning and/or assessment support when required.

Method of assessment

This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency. The assessment strategy for this unit must verify required knowledge and skill and practical application using more than one of the following assessment methods:

written and/or oral assessment of the candidate's required knowledge to apply in undertaking of the completion of the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage

observed, documented and/or first hand testimonial evidence of the candidate's:

implementation of appropriate procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient achievement of the required outcomes

identification of the relevant information and scope of the work required to meet the required outcomes

identification of viable options and the selection of the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage that best meet the required outcomes

consistently achieving the required outcomes

first hand testimonial and documentary evidence of the candidate's:

working with others to undertake and complete the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage

provision of clear and timely required support and advice on the completion of the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage

Guidance information for assessment

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Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

Specific skills are required to achieve the performance criteria in this unit, particularly for the application in the various circumstances in which this unit may be applied. This includes the ability to carry out the following as required to complete the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage:

apply legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures

interpret plans and drawings

interpret specifications

interpret design briefs

interpret Australian and other appropriate standards

interpret engineering survey information

interpret hydrological data

interpret geotechnical information

interpret meteorological data

interpret cultural and heritage data

carry out risk assessments

interpret subsurface drainage design data

identify and analyse catchments

interpret and apply rainfall and runoff data

estimate subsurface drainage design flows

solve pipe flow problems and sizing of subsurface drainage components

design storm water and sewerage drainage systems

provide leadership and coordination

choose appropriate construction techniques

develop and apply design plans

apply computer based design technology

apply industry or government standard design software

apply engineering graphical presentation techniques

calculate of areas, volumes, flow rates, capacities, densities, mass and grades

maintain design cost records

maintain design records

provide clarification and advice

apply client feedback techniques

Required knowledge

Specific knowledge is required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, particularly its application in a variety of circumstances in which the unit may be used. This includes knowledge of the following, as required to complete the detailed design and documentation of subsurface drainage:

risk assessment and management requirement and procedures

statutory compliance requirements and procedures

occupational health and safety requirements and procedures

environmental management requirements and procedures

cultural and heritage requirements and procedures

quality management requirements and procedures

communication requirements and procedures

Australian and other relevant standards requirements and procedures

industry and organisational design procedures and practice

current industry best practice

subsurface drainage options

subsurface drainage geometric requirements

subsurface drainage surfacing requirements

potential hazards, constraints and conditions that may affect subsurface drainage design and construction

trench and pit shoring requirements

current industry best practice in subsurface drainage design and construction

techniques for choosing preferred options

team leadership techniques

operational techniques required for the execution of subsurface drainage construction tasks

subsurface drainage construction plant and equipment capabilities

cost estimation techniques

design review principles and procedures

documentation requirements

reporting requirements and procedures

design approval requirements and procedures

design records filing requirements and procedures

performance review requirements and procedures

systems close out requirements and procedures

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.

Relevant compliance documentation

may include:

legislative, organisational and site requirements and procedures

manufacturer's guidelines and specifications

Australian standards

code of practice

Employment and workplace relations legislation

Equal Employment Opportunity and Disability Discrimination legislation

Confirm

may include:

consultation with the client

consultation with others within the organisation

consultation with relevant authorities

conducting a risk assessment of the existing and potential hazards

obtaining further site data, including:

known and potential hazards, constraints and conditions

cultural and heritage data

geological data

geotechnical data

hydrological data

survey data

meteorological data

Subsurface drainage

may include:

the layout and sizing of:

culverts

drainage pits

stormwater drainage systems

sewerage drainage systems

subsoil drainage systems

but does not include detailed design of associated civil structures

Project requirements and information

may include:

project specifications

contractual requirements

client's requirements

project site geological data

project site hydrological data

project site engineering survey data

project site cultural and heritage constraints

existing project design and drawings

Australian or other relevant standards

Design plan

may include:

human resource requirements

design hardware and software

coordination requirements

scheduling

review requirements

design process communication and reporting requirements

Preferred option factors

may include:

cost

site constraints

available resources

risk assessment of:

the existing conditions

the application of the design

maintainability of the completed works

Detailed design

may include:

calculations, including:

catchment areas

flow rates

subsurface component capacity

earthworks volumes

construction materials and services quantities

construction cost estimates

drawings

risk assessment of:

the existing conditions

the application of the design

maintainability of the completed works

health, safety and environmental requirements

contribution to ancillary documentation, which may include:

design notes

construction notes

supplementary drawings

input to the specifications

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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
Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity 
Identify and confirm the subsurface drainage project requirements and information for the completion of the detailed design 
Prepare a design plan which makes best use of the available resources and meets the design requirements 
Interpret and analyse the relevant data and identify the available viable options for the detailed design of subsurface drainage 
Interpret and analyse relevant data and recommend the preferred option that best meets the required project outcomes 
Complete the detailed design of the subsurface drainage that safely, effectively and efficiently meets the required project outcomes 
Prepare a cost estimate of the execution of the designed subsurface drainage 
Participate in the review of the subsurface drainage design with peers and stakeholders 
Complete the documentation of the subsurface drainage design 
Monitor and coordinate the progress of other team members involved in the design process 
Gain design approval 
Ensure filing of design records is completed 
Complete and submit design cost and other reporting 
Participate in performance review of the design process 
Seek client feedback and contribute to the verification of the design 
Close out all systems 
Provide clarification and advice to those applying the design 
Review the application of the design and recommend changes for the continuous improvements of subsurface drainage detailed designs 
Contribute to the validation of the design 

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