Assist in the preparation, construction and maintenance of roads and tracks

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Unit Description
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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
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 DEFCA323, 'Assist in the preparation, construction and maintenance of roads and tracks'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for construction

1.1 Appropriate personal protective equipment is selected and worn in accordance with WHS requirements.

1.2 Tools and equipment required for the job are selected, checked for serviceability and any faults are reported to the supervisor.

1.3 The road/track line is laid out and cleared of vegetation and obstructions in accordance with standard procedures and job instructions.

2. Construct road/track subbase

2.1 Soil is removed manually or with the assistance of plant support to establish a base of suitable width, slope and stability.

2.2 Soil and waste removal is coordinated with plant operators and dumped or stored in accordance with standard procedures.

2.3 Soil is compacted or stabilised chemically or mechanically with the assistance of plant support.

2.4 Provision for drainage and crossing points is progressively made in accordance with standard procedures.

3. Construct road/track surface and drainage

3.1 Road/track base and other surface materials such as pierced steel plank (PSP) and locally won expedient materials are transferred, spread, compacted and laid/fixed to meet the planned road/track design in accordance with standard procedures.

3.2 Drains are provided and water runoff is established.

4. Construct crossings

4.1 Road/track surface is cut and prepared at crossing point using appropriate compaction.

4.2 Culverts are installed as required in accordance with the predicted volume of water.

4.3 Pipes or cords are placed and correctly backfilled and compacted.

5. Maintain road/track and refurbish work site

5.1 Condition of road/track is monitored in relation to volume of traffic, loads and expected future requirements.

5.2 Damage likely to lead to safety or environmental issues is identified and repaired or immediately reported to supervisor.

5.3 Normal wear and tear damage repair is planned and carried out with minimal disruption to other activities.

5.4 Ineffective drainage is identified and modified as required.