Prepare preliminary design for operational works

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 LGAWORK501A, 'Prepare preliminary design for operational works'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Establish design criteria

1.1. Project objectives are defined so that the preliminary design can address required outcomes.

1.2. Regulations and restrictions on design are identified to ensure design meets relevant standards and codes.

1.3. The physical dimensions of the project are specified to enable the design to proceed.

1.4. An appropriate level of design detail is established to enable a preliminary design to be prepared.

2. Prepare alternative concepts

2.1. Similar projects are examined to build on existing knowledge and improve efficiency.

2.2. Feasible concept layouts and supporting statements are prepared that satisfy design objectives within design parameters.

2.3. Alternative concepts are prepared with supporting statements.

2.4. Indicative cost estimates are prepared.

3. Conduct a safety design audit

3.1. Agents or authorities relevant to the design are identified.

3.2. A safety design audit is conducted.

3.3. Safety design audit feedback is incorporated into the preliminary design.

4. Obtain project approvals

4.1. Relevant utilities that are to be affected, or whose assistance is required, are notified.

4.2. Necessary approvals and permits from relevant authorities are obtained.

5. Finalise public consultation and prepare report to council

5.1. An accurate preliminary design report is prepared.

5.2. Consultation opportunities are provided for interested parties to view plan.

5.3. Public feedback is reported in accordance with statutory and legislative requirements.

5.4. Modifications are made to incorporate amendments, and design criteria are adjusted accordingly.

5.5. Final concept plan is submitted to council.

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Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAWORK501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50404 - Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works)
  • NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations