Design basic engineering structures

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPPSIS5065, 'Design basic engineering structures'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.


Organise resources for design work.


Plans, maps, planning approvals, and design and drafting specifications are identified, accessed and analysed to define type of engineering structure, principal work activities, and constraints.


Characteristics of operating environment and equipment and resource requirements are identified according to organisational requirements.


Surveying equipment and tools are selected, calibrated and checked to ensure correct operation and functionality according to manufacturer specifications.


Work is planned in consultation with appropriate persons to meet safety requirements, project specifications and timeframes.


Develop design of basic engineering structure.


Equipment is used to perform measurements and calculations according to design type, project specifications and organisational requirements.


Design plan is developed based on calculations and according to project specifications.


Natural surface terrain model is developed according to project specifications.


Vertical alignment is designed according to project specifications.


Plot design, natural surface cross-section and long section plots are designed according to project specifications.


Measurements are checked to ensure correct size, plan position and reduced level according to plans and specifications, and problems are resolved or reported.


Report is generated on set-out information and existing plans are edited according to organisational requirements.


Create engineering drawings.


Hardware and software systems are set up and used according to organisational requirements.


Drawing menus and drawing defaults are customised to suit project specifications according to organisational requirements.


Drawings for basic engineering structure are created using available software drawing functions and features to meet project specifications.


Drawing entities are linked to database attributes to suit project specifications.


Supplementary data is extracted from existing engineering drawings to meet project specifications.


Detailed views are created using various scales to meet project specifications.


Plots are produced at required scale to meet project specifications.


Files are saved in various formats according to organisational requirements.


Entities are produced from drawing files or database and listed in required format to meet project specifications.


Finalise drawings of structure.


Drawings and SOQ are finalised and checked for compliance with project specifications and organisational requirements.


Appropriate persons are notified of results according to organisational requirements.


Documentation is completed and spatial data archived according to organisational requirements.