Assist in the construction and maintenance of field 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 DEFCA308B, 'Assist in the construction and maintenance of field 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



1. Plan and prepare work site

1.1 Appropriate personal protective equipment is selected and worn in accordance with OH&S requirements

1.2 Site layout and preparation is carried out in accordance with approved sketches, drawings, specifications and job instructions

1.3 All tools and equipment are inspected for serviceability and prepared for operation and defects are reported to the supervisor in accordance with standard procedures

1.4 Materials identified from job instructions and specifications are sourced, prepared and stockpiled in accordance with work schedule, design specifications and job instructions

2. Build and maintain field structures

2.1 Earthworks for hardstanding, pits and trenches are carried out manually or with the assistance of plant and operator support in accordance with specifications and site requirements

2.2 Fabricated/pre-fabricated components are correctly positioned for assembly

2.3 Jigs, fixtures and other equipment are assembled and applied to support construction

2.4 Scaffolding is erected as required in accordance with job requirements and OH&S requirements

2.5 Concrete, bricks/blocks, timber, wire mesh, matting, steel and other materials are laid/assembled according to job specifications

2.6 Horizontal and vertical construction/erection is carried out to specification using expedient methods and materials available

2.7 Site is progressively camouflaged and concealment is maintained

2.8 Assembly/construction is checked for compliance with specifications

3. Maintain and clean up site and equipment

3.1 Field structures are maintained, further developed and/or repaired to specification in accordance with standard procedures

3.2 Plant, vehicles, tools and other equipment are removed from the site, cleaned, serviced, maintained and stored in accordance with standard procedures and documentation is completed

3.3 Area is cleared and waste material is disposed of safely in accordance with standard procedures