Construct and maintain drainage systems

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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
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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
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
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver LGAWORK304A, 'Construct and maintain drainage systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Establish area for drainage works

1.1 Tools and safety equipment requirements are identified and obtained, and lines and levels are set up according to plan.

1.2 Lines and levels are set up according to plan.

1.3 Excavation is undertaken according to plan.

1.4 Excavation is secured to prevent injury to the public and workers.

1.5 Appropriate drainage is provided to allow for the diversion of uncontaminated stormwater from the work site and to prevent environmental damage.

1.6 Environmental protection devices are installed as required to meet requirements.

1.7 Formwork or shoring is provided where required.

1.8 Work is planned and undertaken in accordance with occupational health and safety (OHS) and traffic control requirements.

2 Construct or restore ground drainage

2.1 Pre-bedding is laid to specifications.

2.2 Pre-cast or moulded structures are placed to specifications.

3 Construct or restore surface drains

3.1 Surface drains are prepared and levelled according to plan.

3.2 Earth and rubble drains are constructed to plan.

4 Maintain drainage systems

4.1 Surface drains are inspected and cleared of weeds and debris.

4.2 Subsoil drainage systems are flushed and cleaned.

4.3 Culverts are cleared of debris, cleaned and if necessary reinstated.

4.4 Drains, access holes, pits and traps are cleaned and repaired and if necessary reinstated.

4.5 Pipes are rehabilitated using proprietary rehabilitation systems.

5 Rehabilitate works area

5.1 Verges and medians are surfaced and planted or turfed according to specifications.

5.2 Site is restored to required condition.

5.3 Private and public property structures are reinstated.

6 Complete necessary documentation

6.1 Construction and maintenance reports are completed and filed to meet council's requirements.

6.2 The as constructed plans and drawings are completed in accordance with completed works.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAWORK304A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA41806 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Engineering)
  • LGA30304 - Certificate III in Local Government (Operational Works)