Supervise earthworks inspection, sampling and testing operations

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 PMLTEST511B, 'Supervise earthworks inspection, sampling and testing operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare for on-site operations


Identify the job, consult with the client and obtain relevant information, including the level of supervision required, drawings and specifications


Select equipment and materials required for the job


Identify site hazards and the personal protective equipment and safety procedures specified for job


Organise site induction for support personnel as required


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


Select suitable transport for site access


Brief support personnel on job-specific requirements


Establish on-site operations


Consult with the site superintendent to determine methods of communication, roles, responsibilities and expectations of each party, including identification of potential problems and conflicts


Set up facilities for supervision, testing and sample storage


Inspect the site to determine the characteristics of the project, including survey control points


Design inspection, sampling and testing program in accordance with specifications


Supervise earthworks operations


Conduct inspection, sampling and testing in accordance with project requirements


Direct and advise the site superintendent based on test results and observations


Record test data and observations in accordance with enterprise practices


Remit samples to the base laboratory for testing as required


Ensure cleaning of equipment does not cause environmental damage


Supervise the removal of equipment and materials from site


Analyse project data and report to client


Analyse project data and report to client


Report test results to site superintendent at specified frequency


Maintain enterprise records


Record observations, data and results in accordance with enterprise practices


Maintain security and confidentiality of enterprise information


Prepare and issue a final project report detailing supervision and testing carried out, statement of compliance and relevant tables and plans as required.