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

RIIEGS201D Mapping and Delivery Guide
Operate in isolated and remote situations

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency RIIEGS201D - Operate in isolated and remote situations
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to operate in isolated and remote situations in Metalliferous mining.This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles. 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.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

An assessor of this unit must satisfy the requirements of the NVR/AQTF or their successors; and Industry regulations for certification and licensing; and,

this unit must be assessed in the context of this sector’s work environment; and,

this unit must be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,

assessment may be conducted in conjunction with the assessment of other Units of Competency; and,

assessment must confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances; and,

assessors must demonstrate the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence as outlined in this Unit of Competency, and through the minimum years of current* work experience specified below in an Industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or,

where the assessor does not meet experience requirements a co-assessment or partnership arrangement must exist between the qualified assessor and an Industry subject matter expert. The Industry subject matter expert should hold the unit being assessed (or an equivalent unit) and/or demonstrate equivalence of skills and knowledge at the unit level. An Industry technical expert must also demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience specified below in the Industry sector, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed; and,

assessor and Industry subject matter expert requirements differ depending on the Australian Qualifications Framework Level (AQF) of the qualification being assessed and/or Industry Sector as follows:

Industry sector

AQF** Level

Required assessor or Industry subject matter expert experience

Drilling, Metalliferous Mining, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying) and Civil Construction

1

1 Year

2

2 Years

Drilling, Coal Mining and Extractive (Quarrying)

3-6

3 Years

Metalliferous Mining and Civil Construction

3-6

5 Years

Other sectors

Where this Unit is being assessed outside of the Resources and Infrastructure Sectors assessor and/or Industry subject matter expert experience should be in-line with industry standards for the sector in which it is being assessed and where no Industry standard is specified should comply with any relevant regulation.

*Assessors can demonstrate current work experience through employment within Industry in a role relevant to the outcomes of the Unit; or, for external assessors this can be demonstrated through exposure to Industry by conducting frequent site assessments across various locations.

**Where a unit is being delivered outside of a Qualification the first numeric character in the Unit code should be considered to indicate the AQF level

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
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 for operating in remote environments
  • Access, interpret and apply isolated and remote situations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
  • Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
  • Collate and record information relating to operating in the remote environment
  • Establish detailed operating and travel plans, including a disaster plan and fallback position, in consultation with supervising staff
  • Complete remote area survival training
  • Notify appropriate authorities of the action plans and time schedules
  • Identify and source relevant maps
  • Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures
  • Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
  • Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency
       
Element: Prepare for departure
  • Prepare personal needs for activities or travel in remote areas
  • Prepare transportation and equipment for use in prescribed work location or along prescribed routes
  • Obtain, study and interpret relevant maps prior to departure
  • Report and record planned activities and itinerary prior to departure
       
Element: Prepare for emergency situations
  • Check provisioning meets operational and emergency needs
  • Check that initial planning and regular monitoring ensures structured use of available provisions and resources
  • Include emergency management procedures as an integral part of operating plans
       
Element: Operate in remote environments
  • Complete activities according to instructions and established time schedules
  • Carry out all activities in remote situations in accordance with procedures
  • Continually monitor hazards and risks , and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment
  • Follow established reporting procedures on completion of planned activities on return to base
       
Element: Plan and prepare for operating in remote environments
  • Access, interpret and apply isolated and remote situations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant
  • Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements
  • Collate and record information relating to operating in the remote environment
  • Establish detailed operating and travel plans, including a disaster plan and fallback position, in consultation with supervising staff
  • Complete remote area survival training
  • Notify appropriate authorities of the action plans and time schedules
  • Identify and source relevant maps
  • Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures
  • Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities
  • Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency
       
Element: Prepare for departure
  • Prepare personal needs for activities or travel in remote areas
  • Prepare transportation and equipment for use in prescribed work location or along prescribed routes
  • Obtain, study and interpret relevant maps prior to departure
  • Report and record planned activities and itinerary prior to departure
       
Element: Prepare for emergency situations
  • Check provisioning meets operational and emergency needs
  • Check that initial planning and regular monitoring ensures structured use of available provisions and resources
  • Include emergency management procedures as an integral part of operating plans
       
Element: Operate in remote environments
  • Complete activities according to instructions and established time schedules
  • Carry out all activities in remote situations in accordance with procedures
  • Continually monitor hazards and risks , and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment
  • Follow established reporting procedures on completion of planned activities on return to base
       


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.

1. Plan and prepare for operating in remote environments

1.1. Access, interpret and apply isolated and remote situations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2. Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.3. Collate and record information relating to operating in the remote environment

1.4. Establish detailed operating and travel plans, including a disaster plan and fallback position, in consultation with supervising staff

1.5. Complete remote area survival training

1.6. Notify appropriate authorities of the action plans and time schedules

1.7. Identify and source relevant maps

1.8. Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures

1.9. Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.10. Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Prepare for departure

2.1. Prepare personal needs for activities or travel in remote areas

2.2 Prepare transportation and equipment for use in prescribed work location or along prescribed routes

2.3. Obtain, study and interpret relevant maps prior to departure

2.4. Report and record planned activities and itinerary prior to departure

3. Prepare for emergency situations

3.1. Check provisioning meets operational and emergency needs

3.2. Check that initial planning and regular monitoring ensures structured use of available provisions and resources

3.3. Include emergency management procedures as an integral part of operating plans

4. Operate in remote environments

4.1. Complete activities according to instructions and established time schedules

4.2. Carry out all activities in remote situations in accordance with procedures

4.3. Continually monitor hazards and risks , and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

4.4. Follow established reporting procedures on completion of planned activities on return to base

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures

implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient operation in isolated and remote situations including:

planning for operating in remote environments

preparing for operating in remote environments

preparing for emergency situations

operating in remote environments

demonstrates completion of operating in isolated and remote situations that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including:

identifying critical aspects of remote situations

identifying aspects of planning related to personal, emergency and provisions requirements

completing the work plan in isolated and remote situations

completing records and reports of activities

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of operating in isolated and remote situations through:

map reading and navigation skills including direction finding (e.g., GPS, use of compass, stars or watch)

surveying local topography, nearby inhabitants and locations within that area

survival techniques using basic First Aid

water supplies, sources and generation methods

emergency vehicle and mechanical equipment repair

operation of communication equipment (e.g., field communications by two-way, satellite telephony and HF radio), and distress signaling including use of signaling mirrors

applying basic rope skills including useful knots (reef, clove hitch, truckie's hitch, bowline); simple lashings and tying down loads


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

1. Plan and prepare for operating in remote environments

1.1. Access, interpret and apply isolated and remote situations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2. Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements

1.3. Collate and record information relating to operating in the remote environment

1.4. Establish detailed operating and travel plans, including a disaster plan and fallback position, in consultation with supervising staff

1.5. Complete remote area survival training

1.6. Notify appropriate authorities of the action plans and time schedules

1.7. Identify and source relevant maps

1.8. Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures

1.9. Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.10. Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Prepare for departure

2.1. Prepare personal needs for activities or travel in remote areas

2.2 Prepare transportation and equipment for use in prescribed work location or along prescribed routes

2.3. Obtain, study and interpret relevant maps prior to departure

2.4. Report and record planned activities and itinerary prior to departure

3. Prepare for emergency situations

3.1. Check provisioning meets operational and emergency needs

3.2. Check that initial planning and regular monitoring ensures structured use of available provisions and resources

3.3. Include emergency management procedures as an integral part of operating plans

4. Operate in remote environments

4.1. Complete activities according to instructions and established time schedules

4.2. Carry out all activities in remote situations in accordance with procedures

4.3. Continually monitor hazards and risks , and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

4.4. Follow established reporting procedures on completion of planned activities on return to base

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 isolated and remote situations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant 
Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements 
Collate and record information relating to operating in the remote environment 
Establish detailed operating and travel plans, including a disaster plan and fallback position, in consultation with supervising staff 
Complete remote area survival training 
Notify appropriate authorities of the action plans and time schedules 
Identify and source relevant maps 
Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures 
Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities 
Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency 
Prepare personal needs for activities or travel in remote areas 
Prepare transportation and equipment for use in prescribed work location or along prescribed routes 
Obtain, study and interpret relevant maps prior to departure 
Report and record planned activities and itinerary prior to departure 
Check provisioning meets operational and emergency needs 
Check that initial planning and regular monitoring ensures structured use of available provisions and resources 
Include emergency management procedures as an integral part of operating plans 
Complete activities according to instructions and established time schedules 
Carry out all activities in remote situations in accordance with procedures 
Continually monitor hazards and risks , and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment 
Follow established reporting procedures on completion of planned activities on return to base 
Access, interpret and apply isolated and remote situations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant 
Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work requirements 
Collate and record information relating to operating in the remote environment 
Establish detailed operating and travel plans, including a disaster plan and fallback position, in consultation with supervising staff 
Complete remote area survival training 
Notify appropriate authorities of the action plans and time schedules 
Identify and source relevant maps 
Identify and address potential risks, hazards and environmental issues, and implement control measures 
Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities 
Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency 
Prepare personal needs for activities or travel in remote areas 
Prepare transportation and equipment for use in prescribed work location or along prescribed routes 
Obtain, study and interpret relevant maps prior to departure 
Report and record planned activities and itinerary prior to departure 
Check provisioning meets operational and emergency needs 
Check that initial planning and regular monitoring ensures structured use of available provisions and resources 
Include emergency management procedures as an integral part of operating plans 
Complete activities according to instructions and established time schedules 
Carry out all activities in remote situations in accordance with procedures 
Continually monitor hazards and risks , and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment 
Follow established reporting procedures on completion of planned activities on return to base 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

RIIEGS201D - Operate in isolated and remote situations
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Assessment Record Sheet

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