Prepare subgrade, base and bedding course for segmental paving

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare.

1.1. Work instructions and operational details are obtained using relevant information, confirmed and applied for planning and preparation purposes.

1.2. Safety (OHS) requirements are followed in accordance with safety plans and policies.

1.3. Signage and barricade requirements are identified and implemented.

1.4. Tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with the requirements of the job, checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported prior to commencement.

1.5. Materials quantity requirements are calculated in accordance with plans and specifications and quality requirements.

1.6. Materials appropriate to the work application are identified, obtained, prepared, safely handled and located ready for use.

1.7. Environmental requirements are identified for the project in accordance with environmental plans and statutory and regulatory authority requirements and applied.

1.8. Importance of the design and installation of the base, bedding and surface layers in the performance of the paving project are identified.

2. Identify soil type.

2.1. Class of soil is identified using soil class charts.

2.2. Soil is assessed to determine its properties.

2.3. Results of penetration tests are used to determine subgrade requirements.

3. Prepare subgrade.

3.1. Drainage and other features are identified within the area to be paved.

3.2. Remedial actions are used where required.

3.3. Drainage needs are identified and drains put in place where required.

3.4. Services are identified in work area.

3.5. Termite barriers are identified and not breached, or remedial action is taken if needed to ensure barrier integrity is maintained.

3.6. Damp proof courses are identified and paving is constructed so that it does not compromise them.

3.7. Components are cleaned, stacked and stored for reuse or bundled for removal.

4. Excavate the site.

4.1. Site is excavated in preparation for paving to remove top soil, weeds and their root systems.

4.2. Factors that determine amount of excavation are identified.

4.3. Bulking factor for different soil types is calculated.

5. Install base course materials.

5.1. Quantity of base course materials is calculated based upon the subgrade type and purpose of the paved area.

5.2. Material is distributed over area, allowing for compaction.

5.3. Area is compacted, taking care not to over-compact base materials.

5.4. Compacting machinery is handled correctly.

6. Install bedding course materials.

6.1. Bedding course material is selected, ensuring that it is suitable for the purpose.

6.2. Need for geotextile materials as drainage or separation layers is determined.

6.3. Quantity of layer course materials is calculated.

6.4. Bedding course is stabilised for paths with slopes of greater than 1:15.

6.5. Transverse concrete supports are installed for driveways with a sloping pavement of greater than 5 metres.

6.6. Material is distributed over the area to be paved within tolerances stipulated by relevant standards.

6.7. If using bedding sand, area is compacted to Australian standards taking care not to over-compact base materials, and allowance is made for compaction.

6.8. Compacting machinery is handled correctly.

6.9. If using concrete, area to be paved is framed and concrete is mixed to manufacturer's directions and spread to required depth.

7. Screed base materials.

7.1. Base materials are screeded to levels as determined, and set out by stringlines or other mechanisms.

7.2. Excess base materials are screeded to a specified area.

8. Clean up.

8.1. Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

8.2. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCCPA3001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC32311 - Certificate III in Stonemasonry (Monumental/Installation)
  • CPC31611 - Certificate III in Paving