Classify building sites

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 MSL976001A, 'Classify building sites'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Classify building sites' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for on-site operations

1.1. Identify the job, consult with the client and obtain relevant information, drawn from such sources as maps, drawings, specifications and codes of practice

1.2. Select equipment and materials required for the job

1.3. Identify personal protective equipment and safety procedures specified for the job and organise site induction, as required

1.4. Record description of the job to be undertaken, compare with specification and resolve any variations

1.5. Select suitable transport for site access

1.6. Brief support personnel on job requirements

2. Conduct on-site investigations

2.1. Identify the location of the proposed structure

2.2. Observe and record physical characteristics of the site, including topography, vegetation, recent activity and the presence of underground services

2.3. Conduct subsurface investigations, obtain samples and record strata details, including groundwater conditions, while minimising disturbance and potential contamination of site

2.4. Perform relevant in situ testing

2.5. Clean up on completion, backfilling or sealing the excavation or ensuring that it is left in a safe and uncontaminated condition

3. Conduct laboratory testing

3.1. Perform relevant laboratory tests to determine foundation materials properties

3.2. Report test results in accordance with enterprise practices

4. Assign a classification to the site

4.1. Analyse field data, test results and observations, checking for accuracy and validity

4.2. Ascertain whether fill is present on-site, its extent, and whether controlled or uncontrolled

4.3. Determine the classification of the site in accordance with approved procedures or as documented in the relevant code

4.4. Report results to client in accordance with enterprise procedures

5. Maintain records

5.1. Record and store observations, data and results in accordance with enterprise procedures

5.2. Maintain confidentiality and security of client and enterprise information

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL976001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations