Conduct down-hole hammer drilling

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 RIIBHD305, 'Conduct down-hole hammer drilling'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Plan and prepare for down-hole hammer drilling

1.1 Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

1.2 Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions for the allocated task

1.3 Identify, manage and report all potential hazards and risks

1.4 Resolve coordination requirements with others at the site prior to commencing and during work activities

1.5 Select tools and equipment to carry out tasks consistent with driller’s duties and the requirements of the job, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults

1.6 Check restraining devices on all pressure hoses

1.7 Fit/replace restraining devices on pressure hoses as required

1.8 Raise alarm/report as required

2. Operate down hole hammer drill

2.1 Select appropriate rod type, thread form and drill string components for job

2.2 Measure and select appropriate bit for the job

2.3 Collar hole

2.4 Use rod handling equipment safely and correctly

2.5 Add/break out and remove drill rods/pipes and down hole equipment

2.6 Weight/feed/rotate drill at right rate for optimum penetration

2.7 Adjust air pressure to achieve required hole clearance

2.8 Measure line string and calculate depth of hole

3. Use drilling fluids

3.1 Identify hole conditions requiring the use of dust control fluids

3.2 Select suitable ingredients/fluids

3.3 Prepare/monitor the preparation of required fluids

3.4 Use dust control fluids to achieve required result

4. Maintain equipment

4.1 Monitor wear

4.2 Check all equipment and hoses

4.3 Disassemble, inspect and reassemble down hole hammers

4.4 Replace/adjust and report damaged/worn parts as required

4.5 Undertake bit sharpening as required

5. Respond to problems

5.1 Monitor operation and chips/sample/air return

5.2 Identify possible problems in equipment or process

5.3 Clear blockages

5.4 Determine other problems and maintenance tasks needing action

5.5 Determine possible fault causes

5.6 Rectify problem using appropriate solution within area of responsibility

5.7 Follow through items initiated until final resolution has occurred

5.8 Report problems outside area of responsibility to designated person