Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

RIICFW303A Mapping and Delivery Guide
Install primary ground support

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency RIICFW303A - Install primary ground support
Description This unit covers the installation of primary ground support in the civil construction industry. It includes planning and preparing, setting out and preparing for primary ground support, installing primary ground support, maintaining primary ground support, and cleaning up. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit is appropriate for those working in an operational role at worksites within:Civil construction
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites Not applicable. Not applicable.
Competency Field Refer to Unit Sector(s).
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Plan and prepare
  • Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity
  • Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details to the allotted task
  • Obtain and confirm safety requirements from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures, and apply to the allotted task
  • Identify, obtain and implement signage requirements from the project traffic management plan
  • Select tools and equipment to carry out tasks consistent with the requirements of the job, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults
  • Identify environmental protection requirements from the project environmental management plan, and confirm and apply to the allotted task
       
Element: Set out and prepare for primary ground support
  • Determine the requirements for ground support construction from ground conditions and engineer's directions
  • Identify and implement method of ground support installation in accordance with the excavation process
  • Obtain material requirements for primary ground support
  • Install primary ground support in accordance with the progressive development of the excavation process
  • Set out position of sets/rings and points of support to engineer's specifications
  • Prepare component parts of ground support to designed requirements
       
Element: Install primary ground support
  • Select relevant primary ground support system
  • Install primary ground support system in accordance with job specifications
       
Element: Maintain primary ground support
  • Carry out daily inspection of primary ground support to ensure system is secure in accordance with specifications, particularly where explosives are in use
  • Identify faults and make adjustments to ensure ground support is maintained
  • Identify ground faults and determine and carry out support rectifications to engineer's design and specifications
       
Element: Clean up
  • Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan
  • Clean, check, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment
       


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 installing primary ground support

implementation of requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of primary ground support installation

working with others to undertake and complete the installation of primary ground support that meets all of the required outcomes

consistent timely completion of primary ground support installation that safely, effectively and efficiently meets the required outcomes

installation of at least one of the following primary ground support systems to specifications:

sets and rings for two projects

sheet piling for one project

panel and box sets for two projects

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

consistent achievement of required outcomes

first hand testimonial evidence of the candidate's:

working with others to undertake and complete the installation of primary ground support

Guidance information for assessment

Consult the SkillsDMC User Guide for further information on assessment including access and equity issues.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

Specific skills are required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, particularly for its application in the various circumstances in which this unit may be used. This includes the ability to carry out the following, as required to install primary ground support:

apply legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures for installing primary ground support

organise work activities

select and use relevant tools and equipment safely

identify and report on hazards related to the worksite and work activity

communicate effectively to receive and clarify work instructions

Required knowledge

Specific knowledge is required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, particularly for its application in the various circumstances in which this unit may be used. This includes knowledge of the following, as required to install primary ground support:

site and equipment safety requirements

foundation work

primary ground support systems and their installation techniques

scaffolding and work platform installation

construction principles

processes for interpreting engineering drawings

soil, sand, rock, clay, shale, gravel and silt types and characteristics

water erosion

equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations

operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures

site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities

materials safety data sheets and materials handling methods

project quality requirements

civil construction terminology

JSAs/safe work method statements

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

Employment and workplace relations legislation

Equal Employment Opportunity and Disability Discrimination legislation

Safety requirements may include:

OHS requirements are to be in accordance with state or territory legislation and regulations, organisational safety policies and procedures, and project safety plan. This may include protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of First Aid equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and substances

safe operating procedures are to include but not be limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated with overhead and underground services, other machines, personnel, traffic control, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors and the public

hazards and risks may include but not be limited to uneven/unstable terrain, fires, overhead and underground services, excavations, traffic, embankments, cuttings, structures and hazardous materials

emergency procedures are to include but may not be limited to extinguishing fires, organisational First Aid requirements and evacuation

Site may include:

cuttings

tunnels

embankments

Signage may include:

escort vehicle

highway traffic signs

site safety signage

temporary signage for the benefit of motorists and pedestrians

barricades

traffic conditions signage

Traffic may include:

congested urban environments

low traffic rural areas

off-road un-trafficked areas

buildings

parking sites

pedestrian areas

Tools and equipment may include:

shovels

crow bars

spanners

measuring tapes

picks

mattocks

sledge hammers

spirit levels

angle grinders

kanga hammers

tampers

oxy-acetylene equipment

Environmental requirements may include:

organisational/project environmental management plan

waste management

water quality protection

noise

vibration

dust and clean-up management

Primary ground support may include:

steel sets/rings

timber sets

pre-cast concrete segmental sections

timber lagging sections

steel spilings

steel sheeting

dry mix concrete pads

reinforced concrete beams

Install may include:

ground stabilisation to access shafts and tunnels

embankment stabilisation

Materials may include:

sets and rings

sole plates

posts/legs

headers/crowns

liner blocks and prefabricated lattice girders

sheet pilings

lagging

sheeting

pile caps

wailers

panel

box sets

longitudinal ties

sets

braces

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

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 
Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details to the allotted task 
Obtain and confirm safety requirements from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures, and apply to the allotted task 
Identify, obtain and implement signage requirements from the project traffic management plan 
Select tools and equipment to carry out tasks consistent with the requirements of the job, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults 
Identify environmental protection requirements from the project environmental management plan, and confirm and apply to the allotted task 
Determine the requirements for ground support construction from ground conditions and engineer's directions 
Identify and implement method of ground support installation in accordance with the excavation process 
Obtain material requirements for primary ground support 
Install primary ground support in accordance with the progressive development of the excavation process 
Set out position of sets/rings and points of support to engineer's specifications 
Prepare component parts of ground support to designed requirements 
Select relevant primary ground support system 
Install primary ground support system in accordance with job specifications 
Carry out daily inspection of primary ground support to ensure system is secure in accordance with specifications, particularly where explosives are in use 
Identify faults and make adjustments to ensure ground support is maintained 
Identify ground faults and determine and carry out support rectifications to engineer's design and specifications 
Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan 
Clean, check, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment 

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