Locate, identify and protect utility services

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 NWP234B, 'Locate, identify and protect utility services'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Locate, identify and protect utility services' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1Plan and prepare to locate utility services at work site.

1.1 Determine work site boundaries and requirements from plans, specifications and instructions.

1.2 Obtain plans and relevant information from specific utilityservice owners using appropriate information sources.

1.3 Determine alignment of services on site according to utility locating procedures.

1.4 Determine type, size and likely configuration of all underground and overhead services from plans and typical or local installation practices.

1.5 Identify hazards and precautions associated with excavating or working near utilities' apparatus.

1.6 Review and apply safe work method statements associated with work activity and incorporate into job planning according to legislative and organisational requirements.

2Locate utility apparatus by excavation.

2.1 Select and safely use appropriate tools and equipment for location of all apparatus.

2.2 Identify apparatus and indicators of apparatus presence.

2.3 Determine full extent of apparatus in the ground.

3Operate plant in close proximity to underground or overhead utility apparatus.

3.1 Monitor plant during work activities and identify potential or actual encroaches of plant on minimum clearances to apparatus.

3.2 Give instructions to plant operator using agreed signals.

4Protect and support utility apparatus during excavation and backfilling.

4.1 Protect apparatus according to utility owner requirements to prevent damage.

4.2 Support apparatus along or across excavation according to utility owner requirements or engineering advice to prevent damage.

4.3 Report damage to apparatus to utility owner according to agreed protocols.

4.4 Reinstate apparatus during backfill according to utility owner's requirements.

5Initiate emergency procedures.

5.1 Recognise emergency situations or events.

5.2 Implement emergency response according to procedures for particular infrastructure involved.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP234B appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP20107 - Certificate II in Water Operations